Reach Out @ Oly’s Artesian Well, Friday 8-22-14 @ 12:00 noon

Olympia, WA (Artesian Well, 4th Ave & Jefferson St, Olympia, WA 98501) – 

When:   Friday, 8-22-14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Olympia’s Artesian Well, 4th Ave & Jefferson St, Oly, WA

There’s a lot of talk these days about how to help downtown. There’s also a lot of action, but it’s an unsung story. 

With this in mind, over a dozen nonprofit organizations and community projects are banding together for “Reach Out at the Well,” a street outreach and volunteer recruitment fair. 

It’s a chance to chat with folks doing the work, learn about available resources for coping with homelessness, illness, violence or job loss, and find out how you can make a difference in the community through street outreach work.

Participating organizations include Community Youth Services, POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights), SideWalk, Thurston County Food Bank, Partners in Prevention Education, Stonewall Youth, the Olympia Free Clinic and others. The Olympia Downtown Ambassadors will also be present.

The public can expect to find resources and volunteer opportunities for housing and shelter, youth services, back to school information, free food options, free health services, low-income pet care and more. Some tables will give away snacks and sandwiches; others will offer free on-site counseling, advocacy, and pet food to those in need.

Participating organizations include: 

• Community Youth Services 
• Rosie’s Place
• POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights
• SideWalk 
• Thurston County Food Bank
• PiPE (Partners in Prevention Education)
• Stonewall Youth- Olympia, Washington
• The Olympia Free Clinic
• Thurston County Needle Exchange 
• PB&J Project
• Family Support Center
• Covenant Creatures
• The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties
• Youth ‘N Action
• Olympia Downtown Ambassadors

…and maybe the Emma Goldman Youth and Homeless Outreach Project(better known as EGYHOP)

Organizers will also serve lemonade made with Artesian Well water. See you there!

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