Tent City 4 is a part of the larger SHARE/WHEEL organizations. We both survive by private donations. Tent City4 gets their tents, tarps, plywood, and donations of food, clothing, blankets and towels from donations from people on the Eastside. SHARE/WHEEL supplies the sani cans, dumpters and phone. Share needs help with their annual Auction. They really need people to help with preparations. See more information below:
SHARE May Lose Auction (http://www.sharewheel.org)
SHARE’s biggest fundraising event, the Harvest Time Auction, may have come to an end after nine years.
SHARE’s auction is unique in the world of charity events because SHARE participants are involved in the event from spring until the day of the auction to solicit or donate nearly all of the silent auction items. On the day of the auction homeless volunteers from the SHARE community work tirelessly to get the auction ready, speak during the auction, sort the purchased auction items, and work at the item release desk.
Money raised at the auction has been used to pay for critical needs, including sleeping mats for indoor shelters, maintenance of SHARE vehicles for hauling blankets to be laundered and taking SHARE participants to and from community meetings, and to pay for bed bug eradication.
With only seven Shelter Board members, most with full time jobs, the Board has decided that unless it can find six COMMITTED board members OR volunteers to make a serious commitment to the auction work by April 1st it cannot continue the Harvest Time Auction. The Shelter Board meets once a month January through May, then more frequently as the auction date nears. For more information on the Shelter Board please contact Peggy Hotes at email@example.com or 206-399-5482 or the Shelter Board at firstname.lastname@example.org