Three hundred Mary’s Place residents spent the night dancing, dining, and playing with Amazon employee volunteers.

2nd Annual Mary’s Place BBQ - Aug. 2017
Scenes from the 2nd Annual Mary’s Place BBQ, photographed Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Seattle, WA.

Seattle food truck favorites Raney Brothers BBQ and El Camion served up delicious dinners and Molly Moon’s dished up ice cream for dessert.

Children got their faces painted, made balloon animals, and played all kinds of carnival games to earn fun prizes and the Seattle-based Recess Monkey’s got everyone out on the dance floor with their fun music.

2nd Annual Mary’s Place BBQ - Aug. 2017
Scenes from the 2nd Annual Mary’s Place BBQ, photographed Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Seattle, WA.

We look forward to 2020, when Mary’s Place has a permanent shelter within one of our corporate office buildings, but for now, while they live next door, we so enjoy supporting our neighbors, and getting to know the Mary’s Place staff and Mary’s Place children and families.