Giving Back through Seattle Women’s Assistance Fund (SWAF)

The holiday season is a time of giving – to our loved ones and also our community. Throughout the year Two Big Blondes is able to donate free clothing to homeless and low-income Seattle area residents through the donations of consignors. The joy and appreciate we receive from SWAF clients is a great experience every week!

“We are family” – our SWAF volunteer Margaret (center) with two happy clients!

During the winter, most clients are in need of warm and waterproof coats, but the clothing being donated has often come in throughout the summer. Bring in coats that you no longer wear but don’t want to consign, so we can continue our annual coat drive. In addition we’ve been able to provide toiletries to all of our clients through donations from you all! Needs include soap, shampoo & conditioner, body lotion, razors, deodorant, feminine supplies and perfumes.

A new activity this year is going to be Gift Wrapping Day on Thursday, December 6th during our Annual Holiday Storewide Sale. We are looking for donations of gift wrapping supplies – paper, ribbon, boxes, gift bags – but also volunteers with gift wrapping skills. We’ll provide gift wrapping by donation throughout the day for items purchased in-store or from other locations! All donations will help SWAF purchase special holiday gifts for our clients this season.
Last but not least you can donate directly through PayPal Giving Fund. We will get a 1% bonus for giving during #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 27th, but of course donations are accepted at any time. We’ll be using the money generated this month for the special holiday gifts. Monetary gifts throughout the year allow us to purchase job interview outfits & job-appropriate attire for clients.
All donors to SWAF in November & December will be entered in our raffle drawing for two $25 and one $50 Two Big Blondes gift certificate! Drawing will occur on Wednesday, January 2nd and winners will be notified that week. Thank you for your year-round support!!