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Thank you letters to The Sharehouse
(These letters are on file in our office; agency and client identities are masked here.)

Dear Friends,
Imagine arriving from war-torn Bosnia with your wife and 6-month-old baby. You each bring a suitcase full of clothes and a lifetime of nightmares with you. An apartment awaits you in Tukwila, but its unfurnished; you have no money; you speak no English. Where do you begin?

Fortunately, this family was able to turn to The Sharehouse. They received a bed, a couch, a table and chairs, bedding, dishes and a lamp. All donated by people in Seattle and King County who recognize how richly they've been blessed. Once again, The Sharehouse assisted in the resettlement of another family seeking refuge in our country. This is not an isolated incident, but a story we see repeated again and again in our agency.

I cannot thank the Church Council of Greater Seattle enough for seeing a need and stepping in to fill it. Thank you for the staff at The Sharehouse who is caring and gracious to all who visit.

God bless you all.
P.S. and B.P.


I am writing in regards to The Sharehouse in Seattle. I was given the opportunity to visit their warehouse and find things I needed for a new apartment, which of course entails everything that doesn't move.

I was able to get a gorgeous couch, end table, lamp and a TV stand. I was given linens, soap, shampoo, and two feather down comforters. I am very grateful for the great goodies I found, but my letter has a second reason for being written.

I would like to thank your crew for being so kind and helpful. I've been to other places that make you feel lower than dirt. I was greeted with a huge smile. I am disabled and I tend to have panic attacks in unfamiliar places, but when you greeted us I was at ease. These ladies deserve a huge pat on the back for being such caring people. Thank you for such an opportunity to get a fresh start.

Yours truly,

The Sharehouse
A Program of The Church Council of Greater Seattle
5706 Second Avenue South ~ Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 767-5280 ~ fax: (206) 767-5855
[email protected]
This page last  updated:  December 03, 2004