1.10.24 Newsletter – Lights! Camera! ACTION!!

weekly newsletter of Sound Foundations NW, a non-profit builder of tiny homes for the homeless in seattle

www.SoundFoundationsNW.org                            soundfoundationsnw@gmail.com

Lights! Camera! ACTION!!

inside the Hope Factory lighting upgrade, a nonprofit builder of tiny homes for the homeless in seattle

Some days we may be only in The Hope Factory a half day.  Some days we may even shut down for a day or so.  All we are asking is to “go with the flow” with us this month.  The end result will be great!


The Tower


New Tarps

We try to end on a positive note.  Here are two love notes that we found in Uplift, our 451st home😊.

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upcoming news and events that impact tiny homes for the homeless, a temporary solution to homelessness, in Seattle
  • January 11th, 12:45-2:10 pm.  Exhibits at Bellevue Big Picture School for our interns.  The Hope Factory will close at noon so we all can go over to the school and enjoy their exhibits.  The address is 14844 SE 22nd St, Bellevue, WA 98007.  All are welcome to attend.
  • January 12th:  Barb speaks at Epiphany Church.
  • January 15th:  Barb speaks at Covenant Shores
  • January 31st:  Sixth graders from Open Window School will be touring The Hope Factory again.  On the same day, the Women of Amazon/Queen Bees will be building with us.  Expect a wild time!
Pastor Willis shares the history of his church, True Hope Church, and the tiny home village program with our volunteers.


  • Our “regulars “who are the heart and soul of our organization.
  • “New Crew” members: Ian, Bill, Heidi, Couren, Alan, Mark, Brett, Larry, and Keyana.
  • Our wonderful groups: Tzu Chi Seattle, Bonnie’s Bunch, Sound Transit, and Crowley Maritime.
Sound Transit’s first build at The Hope Factory.


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our first complete tiny home sponsor wall, representing 62 tiny homes for the homeless

  • We do tours every day but Friday. Come visit if you haven’t been yet.
  • We have a “Welcome to Sound Foundations NW” PowerPoint presentation that is also in .pdf form. If people ask you what we are all about, these are a simple thing to attach to an email to explain who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Email SoundFoundationsNW@gmail.com for this .pdf or PowerPoint.
  • We fund our homes through a combination of private and public donations. For more information, please go to our website – Helping Finance the Homes.
  1. Volunteer at your own risk for Covid or any other illness. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home.
  2. Masks are optional when volunteering at The Hope Factory. There is no shame in wearing a mask.
  3. The minimum age is 16 years. Please, no exceptions.
  4. When you are at The Hope Factory, please social distance whenever possible.
  5. Covid booster shots are not required but highly encouraged.
  6. We are usually there by 9 am or 2 pm on most Sundays. Make sure you double check the times in the Sign Up Genius. You can come and go as your schedule permits. Just let us know so we can plan ahead.
  7. Please bring your own gloves.
  8. Please leave your own tools at home.
  9. Please bring your own lunch.
  10. No matter what you do, please come prepared to paint.
  11. Warehouses can be difficult to heat and cool. Please dress appropriately.
  12. We currently have no indoor restrooms, Honey Bucket only.
  13. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of good intentions. If you must cancel at the last minute, please contact us as soon as you know. Others may want to volunteer in your place.
  14. No experience necessary. We train willing hearts.

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