Cupcake Royale collecting clothes, furniture as Cap Hill manager and little girl lose home in fire

Another sad event has the silver lining of being able to help a member of our community in need. Cupcake Royale’s Jody Hall sent out this message today about Capitol Hill store manager Jaime, her daughter Hanna and dog, Pearl, who lost their home in an apartment fire early this morning. The mail from Hall is below. Cupcake Royale’s 1111 East Pike location is the drop-off point for donations.


Terrible news about Jaime – her apartment burned down last night – and pretty much lost everything (thankfully, her daugher and Jaime weren’t there last night – and her dog Pearl is ok).

Honestly, we’re stunned – but we want to rally to help out Jaime and Hanna.  We have a lead on a great apartment – randomly via Kim as she was looking for a place to stay while in Seattle.

Hanna is a sweet 9 year old – loves girly girl stuff – and is a size 9.  Her shoe is size 2.

Jaime is a size 6 and a size 7 shoe

They need the following:

Clothes & Shoes
Couch & Furniture
Kitchen Supplies
Dining table and chairs

Wondering if folks have ideas on how to raise funds for this as well as a way to do a clothing/supply drive using our stores, customers, facebook, etc.

Would love your ideas on how we can help Jaime.


Seattle Fire responded to an apartment fire on Minor Ave E in Eastlake this morning just before 2 AM. KING 5 reported that the fire started in a couch. There were no injuries.

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13 thoughts on “Cupcake Royale collecting clothes, furniture as Cap Hill manager and little girl lose home in fire

  1. I have some plates, a table, and some other home things I will bring over tonight to donate! Sending positive vibes to Jaime and her family!

  2. I may have some womens shoes in that size that were my grandmothers and will look at the furniture in the house to see if there is anything we don’t need. Also have some dolls, mostly barbies, to at least give her some toys if she likes playing with dolls. I’ll also email the rest of my order to see if anyone else has things that fit the bill.

    Sister Angela Merici
    Sisters of the Mother House of Washington

  3. If some one could pick it up, I’d share my love seat. It’s plaid, and not perfect. Its major advantage is that it was professionally cleaned by Alpine Cleaning less than two weeks ago.


  4. Spreading this as much as I can. I don’t have a lot but I can definitely see if my kidlet has a few stuffed animals he’d be willing to spare.

  5. I want to send some books to Hanna. What’s her last name? I work for Usborne Books and wanted her to have some of these great books. I see the drop off point is at the store, but I live in Minnesota so I would like to send them to her specifically, with her name on them.

    Andrea Sztajnkrycer

  6. Thanks to all for your thoughts and support.

    The Fire Dept estimated damages at $25,000. As noted above, we’ve established a Fire Fund for them through which we are hoping to raise as much as we can for Jaime and Hannah.

    Please consider donating; any amount will help. You can even donate online by visiting here:

  7. This is very sad and a horrible thing to happen during the holidays. Her renters insurance should pay for most of her belongings.