In 2014, in-kind donations from our community supporters totaled $241,278!

Items donated included food, clothing, bus tickets, Ziploc bags, laundry detergent—the list goes on from there. We couldn’t meet the essential needs of each woman we serve without this support, and on behalf of all at EGH, we thank you!

Although there are many to thank, here are a few highlights…

featuring recent 2015 in-kind donors:

  • Huda Giddens has been collecting practical and professional clothing from generous donors in the Laurelhurst neighborhood for many years. Many women eagerly await her offerings!
  • Sharon Katzevman, Senior Director of Thirty-One Gifts, donated 31 beautiful designer handbags filled hygiene items and small luxury treats, such as make-up. Her “village” that provided the ‘innards’ included Barbara Teall, Beth Malaykhan, Dawn Bly, Gail Hopkins, Jennifer Levy, Joyalea Herdeck, Julie Fry, Kristine Finch, Mary Beth Deirelein, Michelle Heryford, Monika Dempsey, Pam Taylor, Rhi Drake, Rhonda Hunter, Salome Casas, Shannon Sutherlin, Tara Reck, Tia Smith and Tracey Warren. The bags were the highlight for our client volunteers who each received a filled handbag at our annual volunteer recognition event in June.
  • The Lunch Brigade: The lowest volume for food availability each week is Monday. Thanks to the following folks stepping up, and we now have food delivered three Monday’s of the month!
    • Connie Huffine, Ruth Darden and friends
    • Gaby Bell and Anne Derome (with occasional delivery assistance from Don Brown!)
    • University Baptist Church, with Lin Carlson and Marilee Nielson as lead coordinators

Looking for a way to give back? We would LOVE to schedule our only uncovered Monday food delivery! If interested, please email

  • Katherine Bouglai, who connected with EGH through the eWomen Network, selected EGH as a career fair site in June. Thanks to Katherine’s coordination efforts, over 25 homeless women had the opportunity to access professional career coaching as well as apply for openings at several local businesses.

In addition to in-kind gifts, the financial investments from businesses, individuals and grantors are the bread and butter that keep our operations afloat.  I am grateful for each and every gift that allows Elizabeth Gregory Home to provide a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care.

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