How to Help

Through ongoing organizing efforts, we now have received recognition and support from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Parks and Recreation, and Department of Transportation.  In 2005, the Seattle City Council passed a Resolution in support of this project and its concept.

After supporting our design development efforts through a Small and Simple Grant, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods awarded our project $54,000 through their Large Project Fund matching grant program.  We raised more than a dollar-for-dollar match to secure these funds!

Thanks to a broad community of supporters and funders, we raised enough funding to build the Tree of Life in Victor Steinbrueck Park in autumn, 2012.  Some funds are needed to install more Leaves of Remembrance in the future, and to do additional landscaping around our Tree in 2013.

If you would like to make a direct monetary contribution to the project, you may do so by credit card or Paypal.  Click on the Paypal button below to donate the desired amount.  PLEASE SPECIFY “HOMELESS REMEMBRANCE PROJECT” in the Memo Line. (Click on “Add special instructions”)

If you prefer, you may mail a check to:  WHEEL, P.O. Box 2548, Seattle, WA 98111-2548.  Again, PLEASE SPECIFY “HOMELESS REMEMBRANCE PROJECT” in the Memo Line.

All contributions are tax-deductible, as WHEEL (Women’s Housing, Equality and Enhancement League) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We appreciate whatever you can afford to give.

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Please note ‘Homeless Remembrance Project’ in memo line.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with organizing, planning, and additional fundraising towards construction of the project.  If you would like to become involved, please contact the Homeless Remembrance Project Committee at

Thank You to Our Donors

  • Ken and Marleen Alhadeff Foundation
  • Wyncote Foundation Northwest
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Environmental Works
  • Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
  • Horncrest Foundation
  • Tulalip Charitable Trust
  • Fales Foundation
  • Seattle Mennonite Church
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • St. James Cathedral
  • United Methodist Conference
  • many friends of Jan Gleason
  • and many communities of faith and individuals

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