2020

• Dinner for Helen's Place • Helen's Place,Kirkland

December 1, 2020

We went back to our routine this month. Our community cooked food for dinner for The Sophia Way's new emergency shelter, Helen's Place, in Kirkland. We have provided food for 40 people, including store-bought desserts and salads, and brought other essentials like protein bars, water, fruits, and vegetables.
Great to have such a supportive community here!!

Foods we brought for Helen's Place All the store-bought foods in our car trunk Our volunteers The Sophia Way staff are with our food The drink we bought in our car's trunk Lovely door decorations of the Helen's Place

• Dinner for Sophia Way & Helen's Place • Sophia's Place, Bellevue & Helen's Place,Kirkland

September 23, 2020

This month we continued to support local restaurants during ongoing pandemic situation while we providing food for The Sophia Way. A local restaurant in Seattle, "Ada Restaurant", prepared food for the less fortunate people and our community supported us with their donations.
Thanks for all your donations and support for Sophia Way Dinner event. Great to have such a supportive community here and generous local restaurants.

Delicious food from Ada Restaurant Delicious food from Ada Restaurant Delicious food from Ada Restaurant

• Eid Gift Basket for families • Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue

August 31, 2020

Turkcha delivered gift baskets for some families in need for the Eid al Adha (Kurban Bayrami) Our purpose was to make them happy with this this gift baskets. Thank you our generous supporters to help us to help these families.

Supplies of Eid Baskets are ready to pack Eid bbeskets are ready to be delivered Masks and sanitizers are packed to be delivered Kids are happy to have the baskets Families are happy to have the gift baskets Kids are happy to have the baskets

• Dinner for Sophia Way’s Emergency Shelter • Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue

July 27, 2020

This month, considering the pandemic situation, we decided to support local restaurants. A local restaurant in Seattle, "Cafe Turko", prepared food instead of the individuals who are not able to cook or for the people who wants to support the local businesses while donating meal for Sophia Way.We brought a lot of masks and hand sanitizers as well for the guests of The Sophia Way.
Thanks for all your donations and support for Sophia Way Dinner event. Great to have such a supportive community here and generous local restaurants.

Delicious food from Cafe Turko Delicious food from Cafe Turko Sophia's Way employee is getting the food inside Delicious food from Cafe Turko Delicious food from Cafe Turko Cafe Turko employees are delivering the food. Sophia's Way employee is getting the food inside Cafe Turko thank you note

• Dinner for Sophia Way’s Emergency Shelter • Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue

June 29, 2020

This month, considering the pandemic situation, we decided to support local restaurants. A local restaurant in Kirkland,"Alanya Cafe", prepared food instead of the individuals who are not able to cook or for the people who wants to support the local businesses while donating meal for Sophia Way.
Thanks for all your donations and support for Sophia Way Dinner event. People experiencing homelessness had delicious food through Alanya Cafe. Great to have such a supportive community here and generous local restaurants like Alanya Cafe.

Turkcha board members picking up the foods to deliver. Turkcha volunteers are bringing foods to Red Lion Hotel. Foods are ready to serve for shelter.

• Dinner for Sophia Way’s Emergency Shelter • Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue

May 21, 2020

When we signed up for bringing some food to 70 women experiencing homelessness, we were wondering if we could bring enough cooked home made food to the temporary shelter. The food was enough for more than 70 people with a lot of help from the community. Everybody was so generous. A lot of people from Turkcha’s community who were not able to cook brought some store bought salad & dessert and fruits.
We are so lucky to have amazing volunteers like you!

Turkcha board members are ready to deliver foods. Turkcha board members are ready to deliver foods. Foods are on the cart. Loading the carts. Foods are ready to serve Foods are ready to serve Foods are ready to serve Foods are ready to serve Foods are cooked by our volunteers

• Ramadan Grocery Gift Card Help •

May 20, 2020

TURKCHA was able to help twenty-four women who are having difficulties due to corona virus. With our supporter's generous donations we bought $620 OFC and Safeway gift cards for each of them and delivered them to their homes. Thank you for your support and making these families happy.

Giftcards are ready to put in the envelopes Turkcha members are working on getting the giftcards ready Giftcards are ready to be delivered

• Dinner for Overnight Shelter • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue

March 25, 2020

TURKCHA provided dinner to the women of emergency shelter with the help of our community members. Due to Covid-19, there were a lot women who stayed there and we dropped all the food at the front door for precaution.

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Sophia’s Place, Bellevue

March 5, 2020

TURKCHA provided lunch to the women of Sophia Way Day Shelter with the help of our community members. Thanks a lot to our dear supporters!

Foods are cooked by our volunteers and served to dayshelter visitors.

2019

• Dinner for Emergency Family Shelter • St. Peter United Methodist Church, Bellevue

March 7, 2019

Volunteers of TURKCHA prepared dinner for emergency family shelter and brought gifts cards to the guest to celebrate their International Women's Day.

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2018

• Back to Work Clothing Drive • Bellevue

September 30, 2018

Turkcha has partnered with Cross of Christ Lutheran Church to collect some clothes for people who are striving to improve their lives.The collected items will be shared with 8 different non-profit organizations.

Clothes that are donated by our volunteers Clothes that are donated by our volunteers Clothes that are donated by our volunteers

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Bellevue

June 4, 2018

TURKCHA provided lunch to the women of Sophia Way Day Shelter with the help of our community members. Thanks a lot to our dear supporters!

Volunteer women brought and served food to the Sophia Ways for lunch Different kinds of dishes brought for lunch at Sophia Ways Dessert brought to Sophia Way Different kinds of dishes brought for lunch at Sophia Ways Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way Volunteers preparing lunch

• Iftar for Refugee Families • Tukwila Community Center

June 8, 2018

Through the delicious food, smiling faces and lovely conversations we had a spectacular iftar with our refugee friends celebrating Ramadan. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this wonderful event possible.
Also thank you to our guest Mohanad Shaker for taking the pictures!

People are getting their iftar dinner People are getting their iftar dinner People are getting their iftar dinner Volunteers serving iftar dinner All families eating iftar All families eating iftar

• Providing meal for 40 men • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

May 4, 2018

On May 4th, we were at the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church providing dinner for their homeless shelter.

Volunteers brought and served food to the Christ Lutheran Church for dinner Drinks brought to the Christ Lutheran Church for dinner Food brought to the Christ Lutheran Church for dinner

• International Children's Day •Overlake Park Presbyterian Church

April 23, 2018

TURKCHA celebrated Children's Day at the Emergency Overnight Family Shelter last night. We brought pizzas, chocolates, candies, balloons and a special cake to the children and their families who stay at the shelter. Also, we brought movie tickets and Dairy Queen gift cards for them. We read some stories to the children and gave coloring books, crayons and stickers to them as gifts. Seeing them happy made us happy.

A special cake for International Children's Day TURKCHA's volunteers serving pizzas and juices Dear contributer, Deniz, reading books to the kids All volunteers together Dairy Queen gift cards & Movie tickets & Desserts for the kids Pizza boxes

• Dinner for Sophia Way’s Emergency Shelter • Overlake Park Presbyterian Church

April 18, 2018

TURKCHA brought some supplies, drinks and homemade food to Sophia Way and Catholic Community Services's Emergency Overnight Family Shelter last night. Thank you to our dear volunteers for making this possible!!.

Volunteer women brought and served food to the Sophia Ways for lunch Delicious desserts Puddings in a cup and juieces Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way Indivual bags prepared to grab to go Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Bellevue

April 2, 2018

Another lunch was provided to the women of Sophia Way Day Shelter with the help of our community members. Delicious meals were served and donation of supplies were given to the dayshelter.

Volunteer women brought and served food to the Sophia Ways for lunch A tray of salad that are brought for lunch at Sophia Ways A tray of meatballs that are brought for lunch at Sophia Ways Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way Dessert brought to Sophia Way

• Women's Day Surprise at Holy Cross Lutheran Church • Bellevue

March 8, 2018

This year, we wanted to give women who stay at emergency night shelter a smile. With the huge help from our community, we had a chance to buy their needs and bring them gift cards. Also, the wonderful and tasty cake made voluntarily by Sweet & Tasty LLC was their favorite for the night.

Supplies bought by Turkish Charity and Aid Organization Supporters of TURKCHA TURKCHA Board Members Gift Cards for Women in Emergency Shelter Tasty and wonderful cake for internation  women's day Cake is served

• A meal at Holy Cross Lutheran Church • Bellevue

February 19, 2018

With the help of our volunteers, TURKCHA served dinner at the Women's Overnight Shelter which was Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Volunteer women brought dinner to the night shelter The meals that are cooked for dinner Supplies that are brought for people at night shelter

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Bellevue

February 4, 2018

Another lunch was provided to the women of Sophia Way Day Shelter. With the help of our community members, delicious meals were served and with the generaous donation of our kind-hearted members, supplies and gift cards were provided.

Volunteer women brought food to the Sophia Ways for lunch The desserts that are brought for lunch at Sophia Ways Beatiful flowers are for beatiful women Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way Gift cards for people at Sophia Way Gift cards for people at Sophia Way

2017

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Bellevue

December 4, 2017

TURKCHA provided another meals for The Sophia Way's day shelter for lunch. With the help of our dear volunteers, we had a chance to serve delicious meals and buy some their needs.

There volunteer women brought food to the Sophia Ways for lunch The meals that are cooked for lunch at Sophia Ways Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Bellevue

October 6, 2017

TURKCHA provided meals for The Sophia Way's day shelter for lunch. Our beloved volunteers has cooked delicious meals.

There volunteer women brought food to the Sophia Ways for lunch The meals that are cooked for lucn at Sophia Ways Supplies that are brought for people at Sophia Way

• Lunch for Sophia Way’s Day Shelter • Bellevue

March 8, 2017

TURKCHA provided meals for The Sophia Way's day shelter for lunch. We also celebrated their Women's Day with some flowers and small gifts. Hearing that they felt very special and like a Christmas today was priceless.
The Sophia Way’s shelter provides the East side's only program exclusively dedicated to helping end homelessness for adult women in King County by offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living.
You can find our article written by Dilek Anderson in the newsletter of Sophia Way.

Volunteers' are ready to serve foods at Sophia Way's Small gift basket Flowers Chicken and Rice Mashed Potato and Special Turkish Food-Icli Kofte Baklava

2016 - 2013

• Visiting Syrian Refugee Ladies • Tukwila

November 6, 2016

As TURKCHA, we have visited Syrian refugee ladies to meet and chat with them about their needs in their new homes.

Syrian and Turkish ladies are all together. Women's hug Turkish Coffee on the tray Delicious food is on the table. Surprise gift bags for Syrian women. Fresh lavender bouquets are in the vases.

• Providing Food Tent City 4 • Sammamish

April 16, 2015

TURKCHA provided some meals for Tent City 4 in Sammamish for dinner.

Volunteer's serving food in front of the tent.

• Serving Food at Sophia Way’s Shelter • Bellevue

May 19, 2015

The Sophia Way’s shelter provides the Eastside’s only program exclusively dedicated to helping end homelessness for adult women in King County by offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living. With the help of lovely women in our community, Turkcha provided and served food to homeless women.

Volunteers with the food in Sophia Way's

• Dinner at Jubilee Women's Center • Seattle

November 19, 2013

Some food was prepared and served to domestic violence victims who live in Jubilee Women’s Center in Seattle.