Luncheon to help raise funds for Kent homeless

A Hope for Families luncheon is set for Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Golden Steer restaurant in Kent to help raise funds and clothing for Willows Place, which feeds and provides basic needs to families and individuals.

The free lunch is at 11:30 a.m. at the restaurant, 23826 104th Ave. S.E.

Participants are asked to bring gently used or new socks, jackets, blankets, hats, or gloves. The group also needs bus passes, Cash, check or credit card donations also will be accepted. Please make checks out to Willow’s Place, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax ID 27-3846934.

Author Richard LeMieux will be one of the speakers at the lunch. LeMieux wrote the book "Breakfast at Sally’s" which tells of his three years living homeless in Bremerton and the interesting people he met.

Hope for Families luncheon is provided by a generous grant from Seattle Peoples Fund. Willow’s Place is open on Thursdays with dinner for the homeless and low income served at 6 p.m.

RSVP for the lunch by Dec. 3 by calling Sally Goodgion at 253-852-0880 or emailing

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