The Power Of Home Fundraising Breakfast 2019
Housing is a Platform for Education and Equity
The 2019 10th Anniversary Power of Home Breakfast was one for the books! Over 600 supporters joined us on Friday, October 4 at The Westin Seattle. The 2019 breakfast explored the importance of Housing as a platform for education and equity, with Keynote Speaker Clint Smith, Educator and Author of ‘Counting Descent’ and Co-host of the podcast, ‘Justice in America’.
With the help of our supporters, we raised a record-breaking $310K for resident services programs! Resident speaker, Gerson, spoke of how onsite educational programs, like Homework Club, provided an avenue for him to develop literacy, language, and math skills. “It has been seven years since I moved to my Mercy Housing community, where not only was I able to have a home and a place to study, but a place where hope was provided.”
Check out the video featured at the 2019 breakfast.
A special thanks to all of our table captains, program participants, board members, event sponsors, staff, volunteers, community supporters, and esteemed guests for joining us in support of residents and families!
This year’s keynote speaker, Clint Smith, shared some powerful words through his poem “Place Matters.” His message resonates with all of us here at Mercy Housing Northwest, as we continue to build our communities in high opportunity areas near transit, so that residents have equal access to local resources and amenities that will help them thrive. Clint reminded us that we all come together in support of one cause — “It’s not about charity, it’s about justice.”
If you are interested in event sponsorship for the 2020 Power of Home Breakfast, please direct inquiries to Connie Tran: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2019 Event Sponsors
If you missed the chance to attend this year’s Power of Home Breakfast, you can still support our resident services programs by visiting the Event Donation page: