Marysville Windermere, Sunrise Rotary raise more than $20,000 for Housing Hope
July 5, 2012 · 10:43 AM
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville branch of Windermere Real Estate and the Marysville Sunrise Rotary recently raised more than $20,000 for Housing Hope's Beachwood property, located in Marysville, through this summer's Strike Against Homelessness Bowl-a-Thon at the Strawberry Lanes in Marysville.
All 20 lanes in the bowling alley were full on June 2, with teams of as many as five bowlers each trying to raise money for Housing Hope, an organization whose goal is to provide safe, affordable housing and services for homeless and low-income families in Snohomish County.
The minimum fundraising goal was $10,000, to take advantage of the $10,000 in matching funds offered by the Marysville Sunrise Rotary. Between the money raised by the teams, a raffle sale and sponsors, this goal was met and more than $20,000 was raised.
"The Marysville Sunrise Rotary has partnered with Housing Hope since 1996 to help support homeless families with a 'hand-up,'" said Dennis Niva, president-elect of the Marysville Sunrise Rotary. "The Bowl-a-Thon partnership allowed us to join hands for our community."
This is the 13th Bowl-a-Thon that Windermere has organized for Housing Hope. Support also came from SeaCast as a strike sponsor and Figure It Out as a lane sponsor, while prizes for bowlers were donated from businesses including Angel of the Winds Casino, Best Buy, Bob's Burgers & Brew, Boondockers Restaurant, ColdStone Creamery, CraftMart, Domino's Pizza, Golden Corral, Las Margaritas, Starbucks, Subway, Sunnyside Nursery and the Marysville Family YMCA.
Housing Hope seeks to provide a full range of housing with housing-related support services, by combining emergency shelter and transitional housing with critical services such as life-skills training, childcare, case management and employment counseling. Housing Hope also offers affordable-rent apartments and homeownership opportunities for low-income individuals in Snohomish County and on Camano Island. Its website is www.housinghope.org.