Door-to-door alert: Nighttime “donation”-seeker

March 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm | In Door-to-door alert, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Just out of the inbox, a report from “Concerned Neighbors” – read on:

Letting you know that we had a stranger come to our door this evening, about 7:45, seeking donations. We live on the 4500 block of 50th Avenue SW [map]. He rang the doorbell and we did not answer, talking to him instead from our upper deck. He seemed nice enough but we were still suspicious. He told us the program donations were to help homeless people get off the street and working. He relayed that a number of months ago, he was a meth addict and homeless. This was a very disconcerting event for so late in the evening. We will likely report it to the West Seattle Police precinct.


  1. WashPIRG knocked at 8:45 pm. Legitimate organization; however, approaching the “too-late-to-answer” time period.

    Comment by Karl — 10:18 pm March 25, 2010 #

  2. Thank-you, concerned neighbor. I also live in that neighborhood.

    Comment by ad — 10:27 pm March 25, 2010 #

  3. Get a No Solicitor sign.

    I support WashPIRG but I don’t give money to anyone at the door.

    Comment by madashell — 1:55 pm March 26, 2010 #

  4. They just came to our door. 4500 48th, they are with US mission The guy was very respectful and honest non threatening. I looked up the organization before donating. Supposedly the police know of their soliciting.

    Comment by Wbn — 6:33 pm March 26, 2010 #

  5. A young man visited most houses on our stretch of 50th Ave this evening too. Very polite and well-spoken guy, kept a distance from the door, etc. but it still feels uncomfortable when a stranger comes by asking for cash or check donations for an organization many probably have never heard of.

    Comment by david — 7:56 pm March 26, 2010 #

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