Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Women Helping Women: Shoreline Sleep-Out
Turning Tents into Homes
Friday, Sept. 21 @7pm to Saturday Sept. 22 @8am

Shoreline Covenant Church
1330 N. 185th St.
Shoreline, WA

Women and friends of Shoreline Covenant Church are turning tents into homes for women and children by raising money to buy interior paint for Jacob's Well – our new transitional housing complex, being constructed in Shoreline for homeless women and children. Bring your tent and pledges from friends, neighbors, family and co-workers and spend one night in solidarity with our sisters who struggle every night to find a safe and dry and warm place to sleep with their kids. We will end on Saturday morning with breakfast served at 8am! Contact the church by September 17th to register.

This challenge was last done in 2010 when 43 women slept out in tents in the Shoreline Covenant Church parking lot and raised over $18,000 to purchase lumber for the framing of Jacob’s Well. We will again "sleep-out" in our tents in the church parking lot with the hope of raising, through pledges, the $25,000 needed to purchase the interior paint for Jacob’s Well. We already have one donor willing to match each dollar up to $3,000 and each woman who participates must raise a minimum of $100.

Shoreline Covenant will be joined by Mars Hill and The Vineyard in this effort. If women from any other church would like to also join, or you have questions, contact Pastor Erika Haub at 206-542-1050 or email her at

Anyone can pledge $30 toward a gallon of paint or can make a flat donation in any amount. Make checks to Shoreline Covenant Church, note “Shoreline Sleep-Out” in the memo line. Or donate on the Vision House website: and make a note in the comments field with “Shoreline Sleep-Out”.