Give your holiday shopping dollars depth and power this year by supporting Ballard merchants as they partner with non profits on Black Friday with the initiative, Ballard Gives Black Friday. Instead of fighting crowds for trumped up discounts, come support communities in need.
This year, Market Street Shoes is partnering with United Indians Labatayeh Youth Home, and will be donating $5.00 from every pair of shoes or boots sold, Friday through Sunday, towards their efforts. Founded by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in January 1992, Labateyah Youth Home assists homeless youth in the transition from homelessness to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Labateyah provides safe housing, life skills training and support to homeless young people of all backgrounds and ethnicities, ages 18-24, with a special focus on Native American youth.
Photo Credit: Michael Hawthorne
Labatayeh Youth Home is severly underfunded, and as such, we will be raising money throuh your purchases and donations in kind, towards supporting their facility in Crown Hill. Much of the home is need of upgrade or updating, for items such as electrical work, plumbing, dorm room locks, transportation, computer lab, and so forth. Through our efforts, and yours, we can work towards raising the necessary funds to tackle some of these needs.