A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

HomeStreet Bank’s Phinney Ridge branch collecting diapers for WestSide Baby

July 15th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge branch of HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave. N., is collecting diapers through the end of this month to donate to WestSide Baby.

The 16th annual Stuff the Bus diaper drive’s goal is to collect more than 300,000 diapers for children in need. You can drop off diapers during the bank’s normal business hours.

WestSide Baby partners with more than 120 social service agencies to get diapers, clothing, and kids’ and maternity gear to tens of thousands of local families in need.

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Gumshoe scavenger hunt needs new nonprofit partner to help and share in proceeds

February 22nd, 2016 by Doree

The annual Gumshoe scavenger hunt needs one more partner nonprofit to help it get the word out and share in the proceeds. In the past, the Gumshoe has split the proceeds among three neighborhood nonprofits: Greenwood Elementary School PTA, Greenwood Senior Center, and the Greenwood Food Bank, in exchange for each nonprofit’s help. The food bank is not part of that triad this year.

The Senior Center’s parent organization, the Phinney Neighborhood Association, provides logistical support and event insurance, while Greenwood Elementary carries the Gumshoe banner in the Greenwood Seafair Parade each July. A new partner is needed to help distribute more than 200 posters and flyers throughout the neighborhood and in nearby neighborhoods. Each Gumshoe partner receives $1,500-$2,000 each year, depending on the event’s proceeds.

PhinneyWood readers can email their non-profit “nominations” to AnswerMan@DoTheGumshoe.org.

The 11th annual Gumshoe is Aug. 5-14 this year.

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Magician Evan Reynolds hosting special refugee fundraiser show at PNA on Tuesday, Dec. 22

December 15th, 2015 by Doree

Evan Reynolds, who’s been putting on a free monthly magic show at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., this year, is hosting a family-friendly Refugee Fundraiser Show at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the PNA in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

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Anyone who donates to the International Rescue Committee can attend (there’s no minimum donation amount; just tell them at the door that you donated or show your donation receipt). All proceeds go to the IRC (performers are donating their time and the PNA has donated the space).

Reserve your free tickets here.

Reynolds has promised a second show, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, if the first show sells out. You can find updated information on the event’s Facebook page.

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Cafe Bambino’s Santa photos raise $646.25 for charity

December 14th, 2015 by Doree

Cafe Bambino‘s annual Santa photos during Sunday’s WinterFest on NW 65th Street raised $646.25 for the Ballard Boys & Girls Club (this is an updated higher total from earlier this morning).

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People and pets had their picture taken with Santa on the coffee shop’s deck at 405 NW 65th St.

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This was Cafe Bambino’s eighth year hosting “A Shot with Santa,” where people use their own camera to take photos but can make a donation. This year’s total is double last year’s.

Thanks to West Woodland Neighbors for the photos!

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Give Big to local nonprofits today

May 5th, 2015 by Doree

Today is the Seattle Foundation’s fifth annual Give Big, a 24-hour event where donations to more than 1,700 Puget Sound area nonprofits are stretched through a pool of matching donations. Give Big ends tonight at 11:59 p.m.

Several of our neighborhood’s nonprofits are on that list, including: The Great Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), which provides free writing and tutoring to children; Taproot Theatre Company; Aurora Commons, a “neighborhood living room and resource center that compassionately and creatively serves men and women along the Aurora corridor who struggle with substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness, and sexual exploitation”; Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (which includes the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood); Cancer Lifeline; Christ the King Catholic School; Music Center of the Northwest; New Beginnings; Norse Home; Phinney Neighborhood Association; St. John Catholic School; and Woodland Park Zoo.

We’ve probably missed some from our neighborhood. Please put a note below in comments if you find another one.

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Christ the King school collecting canned food for food bank

January 24th, 2013 by Doree

Christ the King Catholic School’s Student Council is collecting canned food to benefit the Lake City Food Bank and North Helpline. So far they’ve collected 1,461 cans, and hope to have 2,013 cans by next Wednesday.

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The goal of the canned food drive is to help students become aware of the growing need for food during difficult economic times as well as having CKS students do their part to contribute to their community. CKS students have a long history of volunteering and service to their community at large. In working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Christ the King Parish, they now have a working relationship for a very worthy cause.

Christ the King Catholic School, 415 North 117th St., also is hosting an open house for preschool through 8th grades at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Greenwood Food Bank needs last-minute toys and gift cards after donor falls through

December 13th, 2012 by Doree

One of the Greenwood Food Bank‘s donors was not able to follow through on their commitment of toys and gift cards for food bank families.

VOA Greenwood will need gifts for children of our food bank families. Ideally, we’ll need them by our Holiday Party this Saturday, December 15th. Gift cards for places like Fred Meyer/Toys’r’us/Target etc (places that sell toys and/or clothes) or cash donations are welcome, though we will continue to take donations through the week. Please contact us at (206) 782-6731 or greenwoodfoodbank@voaww.org to help.

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2nd annual Local Giving Fair is Saturday

November 16th, 2011 by Doree

This Saturday, the Greenwood Senior Center is hosting the second annual Local Giving Fair, where you can talk to representatives from 20 local non-profits, and help support needs in our community. Make a donation and you’ll receive a card and impact statement to give someone as a gift.

The Local Giving Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There’s live entertainment and yummy treats.

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You can ‘Give Big’ to neighborhood organizations on Thursday

June 22nd, 2011 by Doree

The Seattle Foundation is hosting Give Big, a one-day push to bring in donations to nonprofits in King County. The Seattle Foundation and local businesses will match a share of every contribution made online between 7 a.m. and midnight Thursday.

Phinney-Greenwood organizations that you can donate to include the Woodland Park Zoo, Taproot Theatre, the Phinney Neighborhood Association, kids tutoring and writing center 826 Seattle, and performance group Manifold Motion. (If you know of other neighborhood organizations involved in Give Big, please list them below in Comments.)

You’ll also have an opportunity to be chosen at random to win a “Golden Ticket,” which gets your charity of choice an extra $1,000 from the event’s sponsors.

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