oneicity’s Archive

December 17, 2016

Failing for Food

With 1 in 5 children across America hovering in the poverty zone, we’ve all suspected that many are going hungry. But a recent survey showed some of the shocking strategies … Continue reading

December 15, 2016

The Dangers of Winter

Something amazing happens when women and children come through our door. Our staff, volunteers and even fellow residents rush to greet and welcome them. They triage their needs to make … Continue reading

December 6, 2016

3 ways to help this Christmas

This time of year we have so much going on. It’s such a popular time to volunteer at Everett Gospel Mission, that all our slots for serving Christmas meals are … Continue reading

December 1, 2016

Christmas Alternatives

You probably think that life has to be pretty terrible for the Mission to be your best Christmas ever. That may be true. But we do have a safe, warm, … Continue reading

November 15, 2016

He sheltered in a Porta-Potty . . . Then two blankets changed his life!

The roots of Kyle’s homelessness really go back to his childhood. He was one of 10 children growing up in desperate poverty. Most of the places he remembers living in … Continue reading

November 9, 2016

What a difference a turkey dinner makes!

I’m so impressed and delighted by the success of our Feed Hope Here Kitchen Program. Every day, our students take a mish mash of donated food and turn it into … Continue reading

November 9, 2016

Changing people’s hearts and minds

We’re really focused on gathering the Thanksgiving meals right now. But the Feed Hope Here campaign is also about changing people’s hearts and minds. You see, I truly believe that … Continue reading

November 8, 2016

Attention savvy shoppers

Did you get a good deal on a turkey? That’s wonderful! Would you be willing to buy one more? We would sure love that! With the recent surge in homelessness … Continue reading

November 8, 2016

What real help looks like

You would be amazed, but despite our best intentions, our kindness has the potential to harm people experiencing homelessness. That’s why, at Everett Gospel Mission, we do our utmost to … Continue reading

October 11, 2016

How Sarah survived 4 years on the streets – barely!

You may wonder who is counting on your Thanksgiving meals this year. Well, it’s people like Sarah. Born in Lynnwood and raised right here in Everett, she grew up watching … Continue reading