Pillow Building is fun! This week we were pleased to help the folks at Seattle's Plymouth Housing Group
prepare for the opening of their newest residential facility for the chronically homeless - by building pillows. Our group of energetic employees were joined with folks from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Plymouth Housing - and some top notch United Way of King County Volunteers. And - whew - we were productive. Our two teams built 90 of Soaring Heart's super comfy shredded latex pillows in less than 45 minutes.
On February 5th, when Plymouth opens it's new facility, each new resident will arrive to find a brand new pillow with a handwritten note wishing them the best of sleep in their new home. While chronic homelessness might not end over-night, we at Soaring Heart are happy to do our part to bring what comfort we can to those in need. You can also find more photos of this event on our Facebook page.
Our heartfelt thanks are also extended to Roger Coffey and his team at Latexco West who donated much of the latex we used, as well as the team at West Coast Fiber who made sure their shredders gave us some of the fluffiest pillow fill you could imagine. (And judging from our volunteer photos, we had a blast sharing all that fluffiness with each other all morning as well!)
If you'd like to volunteer at one of our future events, watch for details at the UWKC volunteer website or stay tuned to our blog. We are planning events with Children's Hospital this summer, and the Hutch Cancer Center next fall. Meanwhile - the best of sleep to you all!
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Are you ready for the New Year? We sure are - and we've stocked our shelves and cleaned out our closets so we're ready too!
Our #1 New Year's resolution is to fill the year ahead with outstanding customer service. No one likes to find out something out of stock or an order will delayed for weeks. Rest assured if we build it - we can deliver it.
It's never too late to order our gift card online or over the phone. You pick the amount - $25 - sure, we can do that. What's enough for a great pillow - $100? You stick to your budget and we will help find the perfect sleep gift for you and yours.
Happy holidays form your friends at Soaring Heart!
We all know it - this year's holidays are clearly not going to be normal. But kudos to Washington State University for their insightful survey about the upcoming holiday shopping season. For a quick read see the link below - but a couple high level conclusions include:
1) Shopping helps people feel normal in today's not-so-normal world.
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