West Seattle Wednesday: What’s up this Thanksgiving Eve – including where/how to help others

November 21, 2012 at 7:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 11 Comments

Day before Thanksgiving; here are two groups of notes:

From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Events/Info page:

DESSERT DONATION: The traditional free community dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy isn’t till tomorrow, but organizers welcome dessert donations, which you can drop off as early as 10 am-3 pm TODAY (or after 9 am tomorrow). South side of the old Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 9131 California SW.

FOOD BANKS’ LAST-MINUTE HOURS/NEEDS: West Seattle Food Bank is open 9 am-3 pm for donations (and told us yesterday that canned hams are their biggest need), southeast corner of 35th/Morgan; the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW) is open 8:30 am-5 pm, and says turkeys are what they need most.

From the regular year-round WSB West Seattle Events Calendar (plus a last-minute sighting or two):

HELP FOR NICKELSVILLE: Via Facebook, The Forsythe Studio in The Junction (4456 California SW) announced it’s collecting donations today, 10 am-7 pm, for Nickelsville – “ANY warm clothes, blankets, socks, etc. for the displaced families suffering from flooding … ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated! Things will be picked up (today) and distributed on Thanksgiving morning! We thank you in advance!”

MORE HELP FOR NICKELSVILLE: Just found out that Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor; 4410 California SW) is collecting donations too, through the end of the holiday weekend. Proprietor Lora Swift says – “waterproof outerwear; gently worn boots, coats, pants, hats, and socks.┬áPet supplies too.”

LIVE GLASS-BLOWING: “Because we know you have family in town looking for entertainment, we will have live glass-blowing 11 am-5 pm,” says Avalon Glassworks” (2914 SW Avalon Way).

LUNCH TO HELP SUPERSTORM SANDY VICTIMS: The West Seattle Eagles are raising money to help fellow Eagles back east – every Wednesday lunch in November goes to that cause; more info here.

NEW BABY? Early Days drop-in support group at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction welcomes you, noon-2 pm, more info here.

LIVE MUSIC: Tonight’s listings on the calendar include Jonny Smokes’ Thanksgiving Eve show at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm.

11 Comments

  1. Can’t make it to Forsythe Studios today, but we have a boatload of clothes (mens & women’s), some blankets, pillows, a tarp (I think), a couple of bicycles & some other useful things that we’d like to give to Nickelsvile – what’s an alternative spot to drop off items, does anyone know?

    Prefer to drop off items the day after Thanksgiving…

    Comment by TC — 8:57 am November 21, 2012 #

  2. how about any pet/animal event/donations stuff :)

    Comment by ca — 9:24 am November 21, 2012 #

  3. TC, if you are able to deliver directly to Nickelsville, they are at 7116 W Marginal Way SW, at the SE corner of W Marg and Highland Park Way SW.

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    ca, you might want to give NV a call; 206-450-5268, and ask for a Pet Co-Ordinator. He or she could let you know of the most critical current critter needs!

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    Thanks to you both!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 9:48 am November 21, 2012 #

  4. See the note about Hotwire taking donations to help pets at Nickelsville as well as people. And of course both food banks can always use pet food, as we understand it. There’s more on the pet donations for Nickelsville in this comment on yesterday’s Nickelsville story:
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    http://westseattleblog.com/2012/11/nickelsville-flooding-followup-what-the-encampment-needs-now/comment-page-1#comment-930814

    Comment by WSB — 10:14 am November 21, 2012 #

  5. I dropped off 4 jackets and approx 20 long sleeve shirts/tops y/day just after the showers broke, around 2 PM–they were very appreciative. One of gentleman I handed the clothing to did not have a jacket on and he was drenched. Breaks my heart.

    Comment by Dale — 10:48 am November 21, 2012 #

  6. yesterday my son and I did our annual helping out at the White Center Food bank and today we took sweet potato pies to the hall of Fauntleroy – love to give back

    Comment by Christie — 11:11 am November 21, 2012 #

  7. Thank-you Forsythe. I will be by later.

    Comment by ad — 11:15 am November 21, 2012 #

  8. Hooray to everyone who is donating and helping in any way they can!

    Comment by WSB — 11:33 am November 21, 2012 #

  9. TC, I can deliver items for you. I’m in Highland Park but am happy to come to your place on Friday and pick up if you can’t make it down to NV. Email me at ghar72 at gmail.com

    Comment by ghar72 — 2:10 pm November 21, 2012 #

  10. Just got back from Nickelsville and the amount of donations is unbelievable. Zippy’s just announced that they are collecting cash to buy anything else NV needs. West Seattleites rock.

    Comment by Amanda — 2:15 pm November 21, 2012 #

  11. Dropped some stuff off at Forsythe and the pile of collections is amazing! I am thankful that I am lucky enough to have enough warm/dry clothes to give some away. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Comment by JEM — 6:19 pm November 21, 2012 #

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