Renata Marie Hasle

Director of development

Charity sees the need, not the cause
— unknown

Renata, Leonard, Salih, John and Mike

Renata, Leonard, Salih, John and Mike

What do I do? Short version: I lead the philanthropic initiatives at Bread of Life Mission. 

The better story is that I help people make change in their lives. My mission is to ensure that an individual gets a proper roof over his head, a hot meal and more - a tent and a granola bar do not count. People need support to overcome chronic addiction - and our recovery team is outstanding, patient and committed.

I'm also an advocate, I listen to learn, and I am a storyteller.  My workday begins with a visit to the Bread of Life kitchen. Here, I catch up with the men in LifeChange Recovery to hear how things are going.  These conversations inspire my work. They are about resolutions to do better; overcoming addiction, rejoining family, finding employment, completing a degree or "simply getting life back into order."

I am not just the Development Director. I champion for our homeless, because street life in incredibly exhausting, both emotionally and physically. I invite you to help with a critical need in Seattle. Help give shelter, hot meals, recovery, dignity and hope to our homeless community. You will be surprised how much of a difference you can make! Volunteer or donate!