Each project focuses on a specific topic and tackles challenges in simple innovative ways.
We want to help others, while sharing the foundation of organizing, so people can go out and create their own movements.
Any person can be part of Be:Seattle and our efforts to make Seattle a more equitable city. Are you with us?
...residents are still left with the question of where to access the basics: bathrooms, water, a place to charge electronics and so on. [Be:Seattle] is turning to businesses in Seattle to help provide an answer.
The beauty of The Pledge is that you can do as much as you want to do. If you can only offer a glass of water between the hours of 4 and 6, make that “water happy hour.” Why not? When you are homeless, you have this wall between you and the rest of the community. The Pledge is about taking that wall down.
So far, 43 companies have signed up with The Pledge. The most common offerings are free water, device charging and restrooms, but others have gone a step further. A barbershop gives out free haircuts. A spa lets homeless people take a rest. A thrift store funded by an AIDS charity invites homeless customers to take advantage of its free HIV tests.