Breakfast for the homeless in Federal Way | Letters
December 23, 2011 · Updated 5:51 PM
I am a Pacific Islander (Samoan). I work for the API/Chaya Safety Center in Downtown Seattle. I am President of U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle (United Territorial of Pacific Island Alliance) and the LGBTQ Pacific Island community.
I’m Samoan and just wanted to pass on information in regards to a project that I have involved my many siblings with.
Due to the economy as well as the holidays, I felt that such (a burden)has been put on not-so-fortunate families.
It has always been a passion of mine to get involved with the community and volunteer services. I felt that even our Pacific Island communities should get involved more in terms of such a contribution.
I felt it would be a great influence to our children in our Pacific Island communities to get involved and volunteer for community service.
On Christmas Day, my family and I will be preparing breakfast for the Federal Way homeless shelter (New Hope). I believe we will be serving 50 or more during Christmas Day. I have gathered all my family members, especially my nephews and nieces, for such tasks as making a Christmas breakfast for the people under such circumstances.
I believe it’s a great influence for our children as well as families. It’s important that we break down the cultural barriers and realize that such a matter is global and we must always influence the importance of giving.
Tiare Fidow, Federal Way