Barbara DeChene of Willow’s Place helps organize the mass collection of clothing and items during last year’s luncheon. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Barbara DeChene of Willow’s Place helps organize the mass collection of clothing and items during last year’s luncheon. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Hope for Families event returns Dec. 6

Annual luncheon takes in a big collection of donated clothing and other items for those in need

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:20am
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Donate jackets, blankets, sleeping bags or other items and receive a free lunch at the annual Willow’s Place Hope for Families event at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 in Kent at the Golden Steer Steak ‘n’ Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE.

Reber Ranch, HomeStreet Bank and Catalyst Travel are sponsoring the event.

The event includes an auction.

Help support local struggling families by bringing to the lunchein: new or gently used sleeping bags, blankets, blow-up mattresses, coats and jackets of all sizes, gloves, hats, scarves, shoes and new this year, school supplies.

Cash or checks payable to Willow’s Place, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization #27-3846934, also are welcome.

Willow’s Place is a community and business-coordinated effort that helps feed the hungry and warms the homeless.

Please RSVP for the luncheon by Dec. 5 to Sally Goodgion at 253-852-0880 or email

Hope For Families: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Golden Steer restaurant, 23826 104th Ave. SE, Kent. Willow’s Place and partners present event to help support struggling families. Sponsored by Reber Ranch, Home Street Bank and Catalyst Travel. Free per person if you bring any new or gently used donation of: sleeping bags; blankets; blow-up mattress; coats and Jackets all sizes new and used; gloves; hats; scarves; shoes; and new this year, school supplies. Donations also can be made payable to Willows Place, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization #27-3846934. For reservations and more information, contact Sally Goodgion at 253-852-0880 or RSVP no later than Dec. 5.

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