Collection success! Kiwanis food drive; Fauntleroy Church recycling

Two followups tonight on weekend collection efforts in West Seattle that both proved highly successful:

(WSB photo from Saturday)
On Saturday, we reported on the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle food drive “as it happened.” It was part of the global volunteer-action Kiwanis ONE Day. Tonight, the Kiwanians report that they collected more than 7,000 pounds of food and almost $1,000 in cash at five West Seattle grocery stores Saturday – all going to the West Seattle Food Bank (and remember, this is the time of year when food-bank donations count extra). The club says, “Special thanks goes out to all the members of the community who generously donated to support this worthy cause.” They’re also glad to have had Key Club members join them (note the teens in our photo). West Seattle Kiwanis also wants to remind you that they meet 1st, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays for breakfast, 7 am, and lunch (noon) on the 3rd Wednesday at Be’s Restaurant in The Junction (4509 California SW)

Another event we covered “as it happened” – on Sunday, the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee invited the community to another Recycle Roundup:

(WSB photo from Sunday)
Judy Pickens reports that 1 Green Planet filled its trucks with “an estimated 12 to 14 tons of just about everything for free recycling.” The church did accept donations from anyone interested in showing their appreciation – and took in almost $1,000. She says the company’s crew chief Michael Szanyi told them that the “strong support has made Fauntleroy Church one of 1 Green Planet’s favorite places to go!”

5 Replies to "Collection success! Kiwanis food drive; Fauntleroy Church recycling"

  • Bryan F April 6, 2011 (10:03 pm)

    Glad the events were a success. I dropped off two old printers and a functional 27″ TV (old, not a flat screen) so hope they go to good use. I checked out 1 Green Planet’s website and it wasn’t apparent to me what they do with the dontated items. Does anyone have more info on how they reuse/recycle the equipment?

  • SJoy April 7, 2011 (10:16 am)

    I would love to know when they are coming back. I didn’t see any announcements for it and was busy Sunday morning so I didn’t know until after it was over. I have a bunch of stuff for them :-)

  • GreenGuy April 7, 2011 (12:12 pm)

    @ Bryan F: I worked at a recycling company and 1 Green Planet used to recycle there. They take apart & separate the appliances’ for the different type’s of metal inside. They then recycle the metal at recycling yards. They may reuse some stuff, I’m not sure on that.

    @ SJoy: I can help! I’d love to pick up & recycle any appliances or metal you have for FREE if your interested. I’m very local to West Seattle, born, raised & still residing. 206-240-0892.

  • SJoy April 7, 2011 (7:23 pm)

    Thank you GreenGuy. I’m not sure if you want what I have – there is a tv, a fan, vcrs, and air conditioner. If you want it, let me know.

  • GreenGuy April 7, 2011 (9:16 pm)

    Yes, I can take all those off your hands. Give me a call or shoot me an email @

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