Pagliacci Pizza has partnered with local organization Mary's Place for the The No Child Sleeps Outside campaign. Mary's Place is helping families stay in their hard-won homes, providing resources for unsheltered families to help them move quickly back into housing, and bringing families experiencing homelessness inside, together, to safety, stability, and hope. Mary's Place provides 500 beds for moms, dads, and kids across King County at five shelter locations where they meet basic needs: a warm bed, meals, showers, and laundry. Children are connected to schools and play in Kids Club, while parents access housing, employment, and wellness resources.
The No Child Sleeps Outside campaign brings our community together in the hopes of raising $3.5 million in critical Rapid Response funds by December 31st to keep moms, dads, and kids in their homes or help them move back into housing quickly - and to operate emergency family shelters. The need is so great - thousands of families are facing homelessness as the eviction moratoriums end, and the number of families calling the King County Family Emergency Shelter Intake Line is the highest it's been in years. On an average night, approximately 60% of families who call looking for a safe, warm place to come inside are turned away. There's simply no room.
Here are some ways the help of our community made a difference in 2020:
In addition to making a $1000 donation, Pagliacci is holding a Coloring Contest to raise awareness for the No Child Sleeps Outside Campaign! See below for rules:
1. Download the Pagliacci Pizza No Child Sleeps Outside Coloring Page Here
2. Color your page or have your kids color it!
3. Take a photo of your colored page and upload to social media by December 31, 2021 and tag @Pagliaccipizza and use the hashtag #NoChildSleepsOutside2021Pagliacci
4. You will be entered to win Pagliacci Pizza gift cards!
5. Use the QR code on the page to make a donation if you wish, or spread the word on social media or by hanging the coloring page in your window! What a great way to start 2022!
See how Mary's Place is making a difference: Mary's Place: Keeping Families in their Hard-Won Homes