The Market Community Safety Net

Pike Place Market Foundation

In 2013, The Market Foundation joined forces with “Mother of the Market” Sharon Shaw to create the Market Community Safety Net – a fund available to help anyone who lives, works or accesses services in the Pike Place Market. This fund provides emergency financial and resource assistance to help members of the Market community maintain their housing and livelihood.

She recorded this message just before she passed away for the community to hear and understand the importance of taking care of each other and the community at Pike Place Market: