Even amidst a booming economy, soaring housing costs have contributed to a rise in homelessness in the Seattle area. Local marijuana business Higher Leaf is teaming up with Kirkland area nonprofit, Attain Housing, to help alleviate some of the pressures facing homeless families.
Molly Honig, co-founder of Higher Leaf, is passionate about looking for ways to give back to the Kirkland and Bellevue area.
“It’s a powerful thing to be able to create something that puts jobs into the community. We wanted to continue to support our local area in even more tangible ways, and we’re thrilled that our partnership with Attain Housing allows us to do that.”
Attain Housing’s mission is to bring the community together by partnering with homeless families and providing affordable housing while empowering them with practical case management and hope. To help support this mission, Higher Leaf is accepting new household goods at both their Kirkland and Bellevue locations through Nov. 30.
The drive kicked off at the beginning of the month and is already going strong, Lizzie Maslen, Higher Leaf’s HR specialist, has been overwhelmed by the response so far. “We’ve far surpassed the drive we did last year. The outpouring of support from our community has been overwhelming and speaks to the palpable sense of compassion, charity, and goodness that shines through in our customer base.”
Here’s how to support Attain in this drive:
What: Shampoo/conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap, sponges, paper towels, toilet paper, household cleaners, diapers/wipes, new towels, school supplies, feminine supplies, and new queen and twin sheet sets
Where: Items can be dropped off at either Higher Leaf location in Bellevue (3079 156th Ave SE) or Kirkland (12525 Willows Road NE, STE 10)
Higher Leaf has two 21-plus recreational cannabis stores located on Seattle’s Eastside. The first store opened in Kirkland in February 2015 and Higher Leaf added a Bellevue location in early 2017. Both shops are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.