Mary Diederichs walked through the donations tent in Camp Second Chance, an authorized encampment on Myers Way in West Seattle, showing the wares that supportive housed neighbors had dropped off.
A crate of hand sanitizer. A professional women’s blazer in unmarred lime green, cut for form and flared at the hip. A hanging shoe caddy with shiny-toed flats peeking out of the sleeves. Entering the semi-permanent tent feels like walking into a posh thrift store, and Diederichs treats it the same.
“I’m kind of like a professional shopper,” she quipped.