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Sleepless in Seattle: The movement not the movie



When you hear Sleepless in Seattle, you most likely think of the romantic movie that put our city on Hollywood's map. What we all probably should be thinking of are the 3,100 homeless people in King County who sleep outside every night.


Founder Eddie Wang and a couple friends want to change that - and have launched the IndieGoGo campaign Sleepless in Seattle. They hope to raise $75,000 by Thanksgiving - enough to buy sleeping bags for the entire homeless population in King County.


To date they've raised $12,704 - which is 17 percent of their goal. They have 22 more days to raise the rest, with the campaign culminating on November 27 at 11:59 p.m. The sleeping bags will be distributed by volunteers across the county on December 13.


Along with more than a dozen local non-profits, Columbia Sportswear has also teamed up with the campaign to distribute 200 beanies alongside the sleeping bags. Pinkabella Cupcakes will also be giving out a cupcake with every sleeping bag.


Interested in donating? $20 gives the gift of one sleeping bag, but you can donate as little as $4 (and obviously as much as you'd like).


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