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AOK Friends. Feed the homeless. Make New Friends.

  • Sep 29, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Hello Volunteers!

Come on out this Sunday to help serve food for the homeless in Seattle. Cleanup help is also needed and appreciated after the serve.

If you'd like to donate some food/drinks (main dish, side dish, fresh fruits, granola bars, bottles of water, etc.), socks, gloves, shoes, gently used coats, jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts with hoods, fleece, backpacks, sport bags, or blankets, please bring them to the site. Most desired sizes are L, XL, and XXL.

Where: Serving from 1 PM – 2 PM @ the Outdoor Meal Site (6th Ave & Columbia St). Coming 5 min earlier or at 1pm is best. Sometimes serve ends before the hour.

From I-405 N or S, to 520 West (toll-bridge), I-5 South, exit 165A James, stay on left side, take the first driveway on your left (before the signal light) and park facing the fence.

From I-90 West, to I-5 North, exit on James St. Turn left on James St, turn right on 4th Ave, continue about 3 blocks, turn right on Marion St.  Turn right on 6th Ave and quickly move to the left to turn left to park facing the fence.

Serve site is under the freeway and free parking when facing the fence (designated for volunteers). Please check google map or other online maps if you are coming from other directions.


Seattle Times article - Response

On December 5, 2010, the Seattle Times published an article about AOK Friends. Since that article, we have received over $4,000 in donations! One very generous donor, broke the record of highest donation by a single donor by donating $2,000 via Paypal! It's great to have such a influx in money, but what's really important is the spirit behind the giving. It really says something about the people in our community, people that we don't even know and don't even think to acknowledge in passing. This spirit of giving and these acts of friendship between one another, whether we know each other or not, is what we as AOK Friends are out to create in the world as a community. Thank you for being that for others.


How you can help:
It's great to know that so many people have the spirit of friendship and giving, and let's support one another in expressing that in our own unique ways. For some, coming out to cook and/or give out food is their way of expressing acts of kindness. For others, it's donating money, clothing, toiletries, or food.

There are infinite ways to express an act of kindness, and you really are the source of that. Every time you come and hand out food or have conversation with another person, you really are taking the spirit of AOK Friends and creating it in reality as your own.

Here are a few ideas of how you can express yourself as the spirit of friendship:

Assist at the serve.

Donate money - Donations can be made through check, cash, or Paypal!

Donate clothing, backpacks, socks, shoes, blankets, jeans, gloves, coats, toiletries, etc.

Purchase .99 cents clothing at Value Village on Mondays to donate on Sundays.

Pick up donations from neighbors by posting a request for items to help the homeless survive the cold winter.

For Paypal donations, just go to and click "Send Money" and enter [masked] in the recipient box.

For check (to AOK Friends) can send in the mail to:
AOK Friends
[masked]th Ln. SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012


Getting involved with creating and holding fundraisers.
Creating a more lively, warm atmosphere at the serve site. This can include recruiting musicians to perform at serves, providing decorations for the Meal Site, or anything else you see would create a more friendly environment.

Hold Creation Meetings where you get together with others devoted to creating friendship in the world and present and develop ideas you have.

Anything you come up with, we invite you to share with others. It's by your letting others know your ideas and who you are about them that they are able to contribute and bring ideas to reality.

Thank you for volunteering and making a difference in our community!


***Please note that every 3rd Sunday of the month, serve starts one hour earlier, so serving starts at 12 PM, and on the other Sundays at 1PM. Thanks!

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  • kim phuong h.

    I'd love to help.

    1 · September 27, 2013

    • Amiga D.

      Thank you, Kim. We´ll see you at the serve.

      September 29, 2013

    • kim phuong h.

      hi Debbie, could you please share photo on last Sunday via my email. thanks.

      October 1, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Suzanna and I loved the feed. Our first time. We'll be back.

    September 30, 2013

  • Amiga D.

    Great to see new and familiar faces. Thank you all for making time to come out to volunteer with AOK Friends and making a difference in our community.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Annika

    Can't make it today, but will join you at Value Village tomorrow, work pending.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live close by and would love to help!

    September 28, 2013

    • Amiga D.

      Thank you Sonya, you are welcome to the serve whenever you are free to join us.

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I caught a cold last weekend and I just can't shake it and don't want to get anyone else sick. Debbie, if you are bringing alfajores today, please let me know and I will arrange to pick them up.

    September 29, 2013

    • Amiga D.

      Hi Denise, feel better soon. I'll bring the alfajores next week.

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live close by and would love to help!

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Amiga D.

      Welcome, Sonya. Glad you can help. Check out the upcoming events and see you on a Sunday.

      September 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, I might have to work that day:(

      September 27, 2013

  • Jacquelyn T.

    Debbie, Grace & I will be bringing some pb&j sammies (we will label for allergy concerns) and some cheese sticks for our friends to eat @ the feed or take in their backpacks. See you Sun!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For various reasons I wasn't able to help on Sundays in September, but I'm looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! I'm bringing some men's clothing.

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Amiga D.

      Thank you, Debbie. Join the serve whenever you are able. Your donations are always appreciated. See you on Sunday.

      September 25, 2013

  • Al

    I am a maybe.

    September 23, 2013

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