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 our amazing supporters

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With the support of over 100 volunteers and donors, we opened our first Book Box in 2022 and added 3 more Book Boxes at the end of November 2023. We are planning to add another 7 Book Boxes in 2024. We are truly thankful that this project continues to be sustained by the kindness and generosity of so many individuals and businesses.  
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2024 DONORS 

Safe Crossings Foundation - 2024 grant

Pamela Katims Steele - in memory of her loving husband, Patrick

Sonja Gerrard - stuffies for "The Journey Program"
Friends of the Seattle Public Library - 151 books
Dale Ridings - in memory of Rosetta Ridings

Kathy Frodsham - in memory of Harold Frodsham

Grace Lynch - in memory of John F Curry 3

Joseph Mondello

Eluna Resource Center

Michael & Tanya McLeod - The Compassionate Friends, Federal Way

Alison Jennings, caregiver

Ballard Printing, Barbara and Steve 

2021 - 2023 DONORS

our donors

Many thank to our donors whose funds allow us to buy books, and more books! For every $10 donated, we buy a grief book and label it according to the donor's wishes. learn more



Pamela Belyea & Gary Faigin

Patricia Belyea

Bob & Linda Dahl

Muriel Dance

Wendlyn Ehrman

Rose Frantzen & Charles Morris

Cecily Kaplan

Fred Feiertag

Laura-Lee Fineman Karp

Laurie Kiely

Carol Kummet

in memory of Phillip Levine

Joanne Merriman

Ann Morris

Flip Morse

Monica Rush 

Jamie Saltoon

Cathy Sarkowsky

Deborah Scott
Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Stone

Mary Varco

our book donors

We appreciate the generosity of the many donors of grief-related books that fill our shelves. Every donated grief book receives a named label according to the donor's wishes. learn more

Kathleen Albin

Derek Belyea
Pamela Belyea

Eve Celsi
Kathleen Coyle

Rabbi Muriel Dance

Marlow Harris & Jo David

Kathy Frodsham

Laura-Lee Fineman Karp

Fred Feiertag

Chris Gedye

Friends for Survival

Luna Jaffe

Laurie Kiely

Fran Kremen & Marc Mayo

Maggie Lewis

Rabbi Myrna Matsa

Grace Lynch

Kathleen O'Connor

Anna Rhodes

Deborah Scott

Cathy Sarkowsky

Jamie Saltoon
Jinny Tesik

The Healing Center

DLisa West

PLUS: our Authors' Circle

our in-kind donors

Special thanks to the generous individuals and businesses who donated office equipment and supplies to launch the Grievers Library:

Bookcases: Cathy Sarkowsky

Office Furnishings: Shayne Adler, Pamela Belyea, Flanders & Ingrid Matthews

Office Equipment: Fred Feiertag, Laura Mueser & Elaine Corets

Office Supplies: Elaine Corets, Daniella Kim, OfficeMax Ballard, & Max Sarkowsky

Canvas Tote Bags: Trader Joe's & Associated Bag

our volunteers

Many thanks to every person who has volunteered their time in support of the Grievers Library. learn more

Baking Volunteers: Pamela Belyea, Janet Cho, Geoff Flack, Taevery Glaser, Karin Greenlaw, Courtney Keen & RED ARROW CAFE

Book Consultants: Holly Myers, Susan Scott & Jesica Swedler deHart

Brand Name: Sharon Hazzard

Launch Musician: Mikhail Schmidt

Launch Speakers: Pamela Belyea, Jane Dore, Chris Inaba, Cecily Kaplan
Launch Refreshments: Trader Joe's

Launch Support: Kyle Ackley, Bob Bejan, Aaron Hale, Kai Nakahara, Leslie Ross, Max Sarkowsky, Bruce Scott, Trader Joes

Librarians: Sandra Bobman (UW iSchool), Jannah Minnix & Michelle Urberg

Logo Designer: Jennifer Coghill

Office Install: John Dickson, Flanders, Kai Nakahara, Leslie Ross & Julie Tall

Office Volunteers: Janet Cho, Kathy Frodsham, Ella Griffin, Kris Harry, Cecily Kaplan, Laura Mueser, Laura Nelson, Charlotte Pozil, Kristen Spexarth, Mary Viggiano & DLisa West

Photography: Liz Stone

Project Manager: Pamela Belyea

Researchers: Sarah Comfort & Ellen Kissman

Resource Advisor: Laurie Kiely

Website Design & Illustrations:


Work Party Volunteers | Dec 23

Connie Cheng, Tia Heywood, Madelynne Hatfield, Drew Burns, Shira Gottfried and Gillian Whelan

AND, a very special thanks to our "mother ship," FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL in California.

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