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GAWDA President Ned Lane and his wife Jo Ann have selected Mary’s Place and Ronald McDonald House Seattle as recipients of donations from the 2018 GAWDA Gives Back Program.  Donations from the Gives Back campaign will fund specific projects at both charities.

Mary’s Place – is the leading voice for homeless women, children and families in emergency situations.  They help families reclaim their lives and provide practical tools and resources that help them find housing and employment.  Funds from the Gives Back campaign will be used to purchase additional beds and expand another shelter area to help more families.
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Mary’s Place Mission –
Empowering homeless women, children, and families to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community.

Ronald McDonald House Seattle – provides a temporary home for families with very ill children.  Their goal is to help families focus on their child’s healing.   Families are provided a home with prepared meals, dining area, living rooms, computer rooms, laundry and many other amenities.   Funds from the Gives Back campaign will be used to help expand the kitchen to incorporate commercial appliances to feed more families and run more efficiently.
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Ronald McDonald House Seattle Mission-
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families.

 Thank you GAWDA members for making a difference in the lives of these children and families. We hope you join us in giving back to these very special charities.