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Fanny Andrews, Crafts Agent

  • Fanny Andrews
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  • Seattle, WA

Though Seattle may be the big city, in the tiny village of Pike Place Market, everyone knows each other. And in the last 20 years, whenever a hat has been passed, a fundraiser needed organizers, or a story of hardship had to be shared, you would find crafts agent Fanny Andrews leading with her heart.

“The Community Safety Net is wonderful. It shows how amazing our community is,” says Fanny, a single mom of Solen and Maxine, both graduates of the Pike Market Childcare and Preschool.

In the spring of 2017, Fanny felt the pinch of a business downturn. “Nothing crazy happened. It was just life. It was a hard winter sales-wise and I am the sole income earner to take care of my two kids. I ran out of options so I applied for rent assistance from the safety net. In fact, the money was approved by the end of that day. And when the weather warmed I was able to catch up on my bills.”

Sometimes a little temporary support makes a huge difference.

This year, as in all previous years, Fanny (and now daughter, Solen) will volunteer at the Behind the Table fundraiser for the Community Safety Net. Stop and say hello.

Written by Haley Land

If you are interested in supporting the Community Safety Net come to Behind the Table, our upcoming event! Proceeds go directly to benefit the Safety Net. Click here for tickets.