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  • Christopher Daniel
Did you read Dominic Holden's great profile of Downtown Emergency Service Center? It's great because it's not just the standard charity pitch; he really advocates passionately for DESC because it's something he's believed in for a long time now.

And if you know anything about DESC, you believe in them, too. They help the homeless of Seattle who have fallen through all the safety nets—the unrepentant drunks, the severely mentally ill—and they don't just help them by providing one hot meal and a cot for one night. They provide care on a long-term basis, and they teach the forgotten class how to reclaim their dignity and their humanity.

You don't need me to tell you that it's tough out there. We all know it. But the shittiest part of all this is that the people who are suffering the most are the people who have the least. DESC is facing some egregious budget cuts, and it's going to be up to us—up to all of us, as a community—to help them keep doing their brilliant work. As plainly as possible, what DESC does is help the people nobody else cares about; 2,000 of them a day. Show them that you care by bidding on Strangercrombie items and by donating through the Paypal link on our Strangercrombie page; you'll be glad you did.

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