YP Impact w Samaritan | a YPOS Volunteer Activity

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YP Impact w Samaritan | a YPOS Volunteer Activity

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


If you didn’t see the announcement, YPOS recently launched a new program focused on providing structure for young professionals to maximize positive impact on the community – leveraging some pretty cool organizations and non-profits along the way. Each quarter of the year we’ll focus on one particular issue. Q4 is “Ending Homelessness”.  The second month of each quarter features a volunteer activity, hence this volunteer activity:

On November 17th, we’ll be working along side Q4 Impact partner, Samaritan – who provides free digital wallets, called beacons, specifically designed for people without a home, connecting them to simple financial capital and relational guidance needed to leave the street.

Volunteers will start the day at Salvation Amy – William Booth Center to learn about Samaritan and how to perform an “intake” (all you need is a smartphone with the Samaritan app!).  This will take about 30 minutes.

Next we’ll split into pairs to distribute beacons while hearing stories and directing investing in lives.  Time permitting, the whole group will meet again to share our experiences and insights from learning the stories of the beacon holders we met that day. 

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About our Impact Partner:

Samaritan distributes low-energy beacons, about the size of a quarter, to individuals in need through nonprofit shelters (starting with the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle). These tiny beacons create an incredibly efficient way to give. If you have the Samaritan app and pass by or meet a beacon holder, you’ll receive a simple notification with the opportunity to give or learn of the person’s journey.

About YP Impact:

YP Impact is a newly launched division of YPOS with a focus on providing access to charitable organizations and activities in the Seattle area.  We’ve partnered with United Way Emerging Leaders to maximize the opportunities for young professionals to deliver positive impact on the communities we live, work and play in. Click here to read more about YP Impact.


November 17, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Young Professionals of Seattle


Salvation Army – William Booth Center
811 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, Washington 98134
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