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Phinney Preschool Co-op’s huge kids clothing and gear sale is Saturday

April 23rd, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op‘s huge bi-annual Kids Clothing & Gear Sale is coming up this Saturday, April 26.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 in the PNA Brick Building’s Community Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Admission is free.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s bi-annual Kids Sale. Featuring gently used clothing (lots of great brands!), shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more! All clothes are hung by size and gender (Newborn-10 yrs) to make shopping easy! Plenty of parking in the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s upper and lower lots. Grab a tote and line up early for the best selection! Enjoy 50% discounts on many items starting at 12:00pm. This is THE event for families on a budget so don’t miss out! Find ‘PNPC Kids Sale’ on Facebook to get the latest info on the sale!

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Grab your glad rags and come to the Roaring 20s auction at the PNA

April 17th, 2014 by Doree

Get all dolled up in your swankiest 1920′s attire for the annual PNA auction from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

You can get a sneak peek at some of the hundreds of items to bid on, including vacations to Puerta Vallarta and Las Vegas, Zoo Tunes season tickets, gift certificates to neighborhood restaurants and shops, and the ever-popular dinner with the Defenders of Greenwood at Fire Station 21.

Cost is $55 per person (or $75 at the patron level). Reserve a table for 10 for $550/$750. You can buy your tickets online, in person at the PNA, or call 206-783-2244.

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Phinney Preschool Co-op’s bi-annual Kids Clothing & Gear Sale

April 15th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op‘s huge bi-annual Kids Clothing & Gear Sale is coming up on Saturday, April 26.

They’re accepting donations of gently used infant and children’s clothing and gear. Donations are tax-deductible; all proceeds support the preschool. Email pnpckidssale@gmail.com for information about donation drop-off.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 in the PNA Brick Building’s Community Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Admission is free.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s bi-annual Kids Sale. Featuring gently used clothing (lots of great brands!), shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more! All clothes are hung by size and gender (Newborn-10 yrs) to make shopping easy! Plenty of parking in the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s upper and lower lots. Grab a tote and line up early for the best selection! Enjoy 50% discounts on many items starting at 12:00pm. This is THE event for families on a budget so don’t miss out! Find ‘PNPC Kids Sale’ on Facebook to get the latest info on the sale!

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Garage sale Saturday to benefit MS Walk team

March 26th, 2014 by Doree

A group of families on NW 83rd Street are having a huge garage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to raise money for their MS Walk team, Team Zero Zebras. The sale will be at 344 NW 83rd St. Most of the items will be on the back patio.

The garage sale will go on rain or shine, with items from at least five families. Check out their Craigslist post with a long list of items and a bunch of pictures.

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Whittier Elementary online auction is open to the public

March 25th, 2014 by Doree

You don’t have to have a child attending Whittier Elementary School in Ballard in order to bid during the school’s popular online auction, running now. (Whittier’s boundaries include parts of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood.)

During last year’s world tour, Grammy winner Macklemore wore four custom-made Sonics jerseys with his name embroidered on the back. He autographed one of those classic yellow-and-green team jerseys and donated it to Whittier (thanks to his friendship with a Whittier family). Macklemore also donated an Ultimate Fan Swag Bag, which includes three CDs, a Shark Face Gang sweatshirt, hoodie, T-shirt, tank top, socks, beanie, scarf, and a limited edition 7-inch vinyl of “Same Love.”

Other special items in the online auction include a custom kitchen design by Phinney Ridge Cabinet Company (with a fair market value of $1,500); and a four-night stay at the Fairmont Hotel or Resort of your choice in the U.S. or Canada, including round-trip coach class airfare for two (fair market value of $7,260).

About 60 items are in each closing, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, through April 4. You can bid at whittierauction.org.

This is the second time Whittier has conducted an online auction that is open to the community and beyond. The auction team puts most of the hundreds of auction items donated by local businesses in the online auction, where more people have a chance to bid. About 150 items are reserved for the silent and live portions of the main auction event on April 5 at the Marriott Waterfront Seattle, including a football signed by Super Bowl Champion Seahawk Richard Sherman. (That event is open to anyone as well. You can buy tickets online.)

(Disclosure: I’m a Whittier parent and I’m on the auction committee.)

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Community raises more than $13,000 for Greenwood family that lost everything in house fire

December 17th, 2013 by Doree

The community has rallied around a Greenwood family of three that lost nearly everything in a house fire on Dec. 2. An online fund set up to help the family had an initial goal of raising $10,000. Today it stands at $12,334.

And Phinney Neighborhood Association Executive Director Lee Harper tells us that Winter Festival participants on Dec. 7-8 donated an additional $1,035 to help the family get back on their feet.

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Fund set up to help family that escaped fire at Greenwood home on Monday

December 5th, 2013 by Doree

Friends have set up a fund to help a family that lost their home and nearly everything in it in a Greenwood fire early Monday morning. Seattle Fire Department determined the fire was caused by an overheated electrical cord.

The online fund‘s goal is to raise $10,000 for the family, whose son attends Loyal Heights Elementary in Ballard. As of this afternoon, the fund had already raised more than $2,300.

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Greenwood Elementary Jog-a-Thon looking for business sponsors

October 7th, 2013 by Doree

Greenwood Elementary School’s PTA is looking for business sponsors for its annual Jog-a-Thon on Oct. 18.

The PTA’s mission for the Jog-a-Thon is to raise money for their school while also promoting fitness, fun and community. They are looking for local businesses who would like to sponsor this fun-filled event.

Fundraising is an important part of every public school and Greenwood is no exception. There continues to be a major lack of funds available from federal sources and the Seattle School District. With approximately one of three Greenwood students receiving free and/or reduced meals, the support of our community is crucial to our success.

To inquire about sponsorship levels and the marketing benefit that sponsorship provides to your business, please contact jogathon@greenwoodpta.org.

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Greenwood Senior Center hosts ‘Power of Community’ fundraising breakfast

September 10th, 2013 by Doree

The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting its annual fundraising breakfast, “The Power of Community,” from 7-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 525 N. 85th St.

Keynote speaker is Denise Klein, CEO of Senior Services, who will discuss “The Future of Aging and Aging Support.”

The breakfast is free to attend but there will be an opportunity to donate to support senior programs in our neighborhood. You can RSVP here, or make an online donation if you can’t attend.

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Domino Beauty Boutique hosting Zumba party on Monday to raise money for breast cancer research

August 4th, 2013 by Doree

Domino Beauty Boutique, at 115 N. 85th St., is hosting  a Zumba party on Monday to raise money for breast cancer research. The fundraiser is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St. in Ballard.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 in cash at the door. All proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Participants are encouraged to wear pink.

 

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Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party raises $1.65 million

July 22nd, 2013 by Doree

More than 900 people helped the Woodland Park Zoo raise $1.65 million for animal care, education and conservation programs at its July 12 “Jungle Party.”

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Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.

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North Seattle Boys & Girls Club celebrates 70 years in Greenwood

July 15th, 2013 by Doree

North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood is celebrating its 70th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday with a party for ages 21 and over with appetizers, music, dancing, a silent auction, local wine and beer, alumni speeches and memorabilia displays. Tickets are $25 online.

The North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, at 8635 Fremont Ave. N, is the oldest Boys & Girls Club in the state.

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large had a great story about the club and its history a few days ago.

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