Seattle - On Sunday, April 17th, 2022, Seattle-based real estate expert, Jim Thorpe sponsored an Easter dinner for the residents of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM).
As part of Thorpe’s mission to alleviate hunger and address food insecurity, the sponsorship provided 550 dinners to individuals at three of the non-profits’ local shelters; The Hope Shelter, Capitol Hill Shelter, and Men’s Shelter. Residents enjoyed a traditional Easter feast, complete with ham, twice-baked potatoes, green bean casserole, and fresh rolls.
“We could not help those in need on the level we do without support from our community. The generous Easter meal sponsorship from Summit Capital Partners offers the most basic need of stabilization so the ones we serve can start to imagine a different life” - said Lori Schupack, BAM Coordinator for the Seattle Union Gospel Mission
The Seattle-based non-profit provides hot meals, shelter, and critical essentials to those in need. Additionally, they assist individuals with developing a stabilization plan for permanent housing and connecting them with community resources. The Easter Dinner Sponsorship is Thorpe’s first collaboration with UGM. He looks forward to working with them in the future and positively impacting those in need.
“Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission strives to help those in need. It was an honor to partner with a local non-profit that aligns with our philanthropic values” - Jim Thorpe.
To learn more about Seattle Union’s Gospel Mission and how you can get involved visit: https://www.ugm.org/about-us/.
Thorpe’s previous efforts to address the growing food scarcity epidemic are demonstrated in his past philanthropic efforts. Last Fall, Thorpe hosted the 7th annual live-action haunted house at his home in Laurelhurst. In lieu of an entry fee, attendees were asked to donate $1.00 or a non-perishable good to benefit Northwest Harvest. Not only did the event promote community unity, but it also provided the opportunity to give back. In total, the Laurelhurst Haunted House collected $5K and 5 tons of food throughout the three-day production.
About Seattle Real Estate Expert Jim Thorpe:
Jim Thorpe is a Seattle-based entrepreneur, philanthropist, and real estate expert with over 30 years of experience in real estate development. He has sourced over a billion dollars in real estate and is a master of acquisitions and off-market real estate. He is the founder of the real estate mentorship program SummitNOW and the owner of Summit Capital Partners LLC.
About Summit Capital Partners:
Summit Capital Partners is a real estate development and management firm based in Seattle, WA, dedicated to finding and creating abundant opportunities. Their focus and expertise are in developing risk-adjusted solutions, for both quick deals and long-term portfolio strategies. Summit Capital aims to positively impact the neighborhoods and communities in which they operate.
About the Seattle Union’s Gospel Mission:
Seattle Union’s Gospel Mission is a non-profit ministry committed to loving and caring for its homeless neighbors throughout greater Seattle. The non-profit’s roots date back to 1932 when they fed and cared for individuals shuddering from the Great Depression. Fast forward 80+ years, and their motto “Reaching Out and Changing Lives” is truer than ever.