... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Financial Literacy- A Visit to Mary’s Place

Yesterday, my daughter Taryn and I were invited to visit Mary’s Place, which works with families in King County who are experiencing homelessness. They operate five shelters 24/7 for 720 people daily. More than half of the guests are children. When families enter shelter, Mary’s Place connects them with housing specialists, employment and childcare resources, and enroll eligible children into school, and make sure basic needs are met.Mary’s Place prepares and serves three meals a day at their five shelters and works with community partners to secure food donations from grocery stores, coffee shops, and other resources.

My daughter and I were so impressed with their operation and mission that no child should sleep outside.  It was Spring break for many, so the children we encountered, were excited about the day’s activity of visiting our Woodland Park Zoo.

Witnessing the impact that Mary’s Place provides including a safe space to sleep, get nourishment, learn, get necessary housing and clothing supplies and encourage a future was beyond inspiring.  I was elated to share several of Daymond John’s books, Little Daymond Learns to Earn to Mary’s Place’s library.  Financial literacy is a gift that all of young people should learn and that is a gift that can change the trajectory of one’s future.