Help match $3 million for Seattle homeless shelter, Mary's Place

Chris, Amber and their three children are shown at Mary's Place Family Center, a shelter for homeless families in north Seattle. Earlier in the day, leaders from Dick's Drive-In, Starbucks, PEMCO, King County and the City of Seattle came together with Marys Place to announce an effort to help fund more emergency shelter for homeless families. (photo by Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

KVI's John Carlson interviews Starbucks senior vice president for Global Social Impact, John Kelly, about the $3 million charity matching effort to benefit Mary's Place homeless shelter during the month of December. With King County and Seattle homeless problems worse than ever (despite a decade-long King County program to alleviate it), a group of locally based businesses including Starbucks, Nordstrom, Dick's Drive-In restaurants, Alaska Airlines and others are combining to match donations for Mary's Place, which is a private shelter, with the focus on children and families. Its all part of the "No Child Sleeps Outside" campaign, which is in it's 17th year.

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