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Second Sunday Church Collections Program

The Sharehouse gives away personal hygiene items as well: Soap, shampoo, razors, diapers, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies. These items are collected by Seattle-area churches on the second Sunday of each month. Collected goods are either delivered to The Sharehouse or picked up by volunteers.

Why do we do this? To a homeless family that has found a place to live, a few dollars can make the difference between eviction and staying in permanent housing.
The Sharehouse gives away packets of hygiene items to over 35 families per week. For each month's Second Sunday offering, we request a particular donation(s), but we are glad to collect any of these items at any time:

January - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss May - Deodorant and bar soap September - Disposable diapers
February - Disposable razors, laundry detergent June - Laundry detergent, disposable diapers October - Shampoo and conditioner
March - Disposable diapers July - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss November - Blankets and linens
April - Shampoo and conditioner August - Disposable razors, laundry detergent December - Laundry detergent and disposable diapers

Six things you can do to start a Second Sunday drive:
  1. Spread the word about the drive to your members.
  2. Call your local dentist and ask if he/she will donate extra sample supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) to Sharehouse families.
  3. Organize a drive through your church by inserting copies of the Second Sunday drive calendar into church, setting out collection bins, and giving us a call when items are ready to be picked up (this is a great project for youth groups!)
  4. Ask the manager of your neighborhood drug store to consider donating their surplus or un-sellable health and care items to Sharehouse.
  5. Contact local schools that you believe would like to participate in a drive on behalf of other needy children, or speak with the principal or PTA group of your child's school about the possibility of doing a drive.
  6. Call 206-767-5280 to arrange for a Sharehouse staff member to speak to your church or social organization as a kick-off of your church or organization's drive. Tours of The Sharehouse are also available!

Participating Churches

Is Your Church Listed Here? Please contact The Sharehouse at (206) 767-5280 to schedule a 2nd Sunday drive in your congregation or to learn more about participating in the 2nd Sunday drive program. (Links below are to church web sites. If your church name or web site should appear here and does not, please call, and help us give credit where credit is due!)

Second Sunday Participants
Thanks to all of our 2nd Sunday Drive Donors and Blanket Drive participants! If not for your hard work and dedication, over 2,000 families might still be in need of blankets and hygiene necessities!

Bet Tikvah
Bethany Lutheran Church
Broadview Community UMC
Broadview United Church of Christ
Emmanuel Episcopal
Eva Walker Chapel AME Church Fairwood Community UMC
Faith Lutheran Church
Fauntleroy UCC
First Presbyterian Church of Renton
First Presbyterian Church of Seattle
First United Methodist Church
Good Samartian Lutheran Church
Greater New Bethel Baptist Church
Greenlake Seventh Day Adventist
Immaculate Conception Church
Newport Presbyterian Church
Northminster Presbyterian Church
Madrona Presbyterian
Oak Lake Baptist Church
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
People's Institutional Baptist Church
Pilgrim Lutheran
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Ravenna Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Seattle First United Methodist Church
Seattle Jewish Community Center
St. Francis Church, Mill Creek
St. James Lutheran
St. Joseph's Church
St. Matthew's Church of Renton
Sandpoint United Methodist Church
Snoqualmie United Methodist Church
Southminster Presbyterian Church
Temple B'nai Torah
Trinity Lutheran Church
Tibbetts UMC
Trinity Presbyterian
University Baptist
University Christian Church
University Temple UMC
Wedgwood Community Church
Wedgwood Presbyterian
Woodland Park UMC
Woodland Presbyterian Church


Financial Supporters
The Sharehouse would also like to publicly thank our financial donation church partners over the past year! Without you, The Sharehouse might not exist! 

Alki Congregational
Ballard First Lutheran
Broadview Community UCC
Congregation Beth Shalom
Fauntleroy UCC
First Christian Church, Seattle
Immaculate Conception
Magnolia UCC
Mercer Island UMC
Newport Presbyterian
Phinney Ridge Lutheran
Sandpoint Community UMC
St. Brendan Church
St. Clement's Episcopal
St. Stephen's Episcopal
St. Thomas More Parish
Seattle First United Methodist Church
Temple Beth Am
Tibbetts UMC
Trinity Lutheran
University Congregational UCC
University Christian Church
University Temple UMC
University Unitarian Church
Wedgwood Presbyterian


For more information, please call (206) 767-5280, or email us.

Church webmasters -- help get the word out? We have copy'n'paste promotional materials/link graphics for you!

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