At projectUmbrella, our mission is to lend a helping hand to the homeless communities of New York City and Seattle. Starting from 2015 in New York City, we've been handing out care packages containing seasonal essentials, such as umbrellas for the winter and sunscreen for the summer, and as of 2021, we expanded to helping the homeless community in Seattle as well. While handing out care packages, we do our best to go beyond giving by focusing on getting to know our homeless community and listening to their stories. Through our mission, we hope to inspire others to appreciate how much acknowledgement and a simple conversation can mean to our homeless community.
We believe that everyone deserves to have their story heard.
Meet The Seattle Team
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This season's distribution was one for the books! We were able to hand out 24 bags to our homeless neighbors as well as hear about their inspiring experiences. Throughout the entirety of this event, we were able to hear some of the most powerful stories yet! We met so many amazing individuals all while spreading the projectUmbrella mission in a positive manner!
As COVID-19 restrictions have eased, we were able to organize our biggest distribution yet! We, at projectUmbrella, have taken the necessary precautions in order to adjust to CDC implemented guidelines. Through this distribution, we were able to hand out 48 bags to our homeless neighbors. Our team was able to expand our boundaries and meet homeless neighbors outside the general Seattle area and deeper into suburbs within our community.
With the rise of COVID-19, we encountered roadblocks while organizing our first major distribution. We have confidently adapted to the new circumstances and aim to hand out 24 bags to our homeless neighbors near U-District, Downtown Seattle, and "The Ave." We hope to meet many new amazing people and have a positive impact on their days!
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