Happening now: Day of Service – and you can help

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a National Day of Service and West Seattleites are doing their part. Till 8 pm, diapers are being collected at Jefferson Square Safeway for WestSide Baby as we wrote here after hearing from organizer Katy, they particularly need sizes 4-5-6 and training pants – so buy some and drop them off! WestSide Baby helps hundreds of families in West Seattle/White Center every week and the need keeps growing; they’re also getting some help today from folks meeting at Fauntleroy Church between now and 4 pm to make blankets. We’re heading out to get pix of what’s happening and will add when we come back. (If you’re involved with another Day of Service event in West Seattle today, let us know – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!) ADDED 11:52 AM: That’s Katy and daughters Bailey (10) and Greta (7 1/2), photographed outside the east door of J-Square Safeway about half an hour ago. Katy’s lined up volunteers to handle other shifts all the way up till 8 pm as planned.

5 Replies to "Happening now: Day of Service - and you can help"

  • ss January 19, 2009 (10:59 am)

    We just picked up a bunch of food at Safeway to take to the foodbank on 35th and Morgan but their closed. Too bad they didn’t think about it could have been a great opportunity to get extra hands today.

  • lg January 19, 2009 (11:50 am)

    I wanted to sign up to help sewing blankets, but there were already 50 people signed up, so there were no spots! Hurrah for the awesome people in west seattle!

  • arbor heights mom January 19, 2009 (4:41 pm)

    I just dropped stuff off at the diaper drive and it looked sort of slender. Just in case anyone is looking to drop some more items off!

  • Nancy January 19, 2009 (5:17 pm)

    West Seattle and White Center are truly remarkable! The impact of volunteer efforts like this is immediate and very much needed. Many babies and children will be dry and warm in the coming weeks thanks to the efforts of Katy, Greta and Bailey at Safeway, Nancy Ross and the sewing crew at Fauntleroy Church and also Heather at Albertsons at 128th and 1st. We had lots of volunteers at our facility today too. It is an honor to be a part of MLK day service. Thank you from WestSide baby!

  • kim schwarzkopf January 19, 2009 (10:18 pm)

    West Seattle rules! There are so many generous folks. People of all walks of life were reaching out and making a difference. We were so happy to help out our community and pass the word on WestSideBaby.org. It was a great way to show my kids what I believe in. Thanks for rallying, Katy! Don’t forget that West Seattle Baby still needs help and there are at least 5 convenient drop offs around West Seattle (Swedish Children’s Clinic)!

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