Today/tonight in West Seattle: 3 ways to help, 1 way to celebrate

TWO FUNDRAISERS FOR OFFICERS’ FAMILIES: It’s the 2nd of two days for the Papa John’s Pizza “profits to the Lakewood officers’ families” fundraiser – as reported here last night (with help from many commenters), the response was massive. There’s another way to enjoy yummy food and know you’re helping the officers’ families: Pasta dinner for a $10 donation at both West Seattle Merrill Gardens (WSB sponsor) locations, 5-7 tonight – details here.

ANIMALS FIRST FOUNDATION FUN @ FEEDBACK: Fundraiser tonight at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) on behalf of Animals First Foundation – 7 pm, $10 donation gets you snacks, games, and a chance to hear from local animal advocates including West Seattle’s own Teri Ensley of Furry Faces Foundation.

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS’ HOLIDAY PARTY: No business, just celebration, says the 34th DDs’ website, capping a year in which one of their own longtime members ascended to the County Executive’s office. 6 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. It’s a potluck, so don’t come empty-handed. P.S. Congratulations to the 34th DDs’ webmaster Bill Schrier, who’s also City of Seattle Chief Information Officer, and in that capacity has just landed on the Computerworld Top 100 list of Premier IT Leaders

For more holiday haps – the West Seattle Holidays page is chock-full (just three days till the Christmas Ship‘s big West Seattle weekend, and four days till the next Hometown Holidays Sunday in The Junction!) – and for other events, including a Stand for Children recruitment event in WS tonight, see the WSB West Seattle Events page.

10 Replies to "Today/tonight in West Seattle: 3 ways to help, 1 way to celebrate"

  • JN December 9, 2009 (9:40 am)

    Here’s the correct link to Furry Faces Foundation:

    • WSB December 9, 2009 (9:58 am)

      Will change inline.

  • thanks December 9, 2009 (12:24 pm)

    We’ll be at Papa John’s – just love what they are doing. So incredibly generous its amazing for a business to donate all of their profits for 2 days -some only do an hour – or a portion of proceeds. These guys are really showing us how it should be done. Will not forget it.

  • Carrie Ann December 9, 2009 (1:34 pm)

    Just read on LiveJournal that someone tried to get pizza today and was told ALL Seattle area PJ’s are out of product (or at least down to the bare minimum). Not sure how accurate that statement is, but thought I’d pass this along, for those thinking of trying again, tonight.

  • bsmomma December 9, 2009 (2:01 pm)

    I’ve been trying to call the WS PJ’s all day to see if I might be able to get my pizza from yesterday, today. Looks like that isn’t going to happen. And to find out if the original pending charge will expire since the transaction was not completed. I assume so. I hope so. So that I can take that money and put it towards a good cause.

  • Chris December 9, 2009 (4:31 pm)

    This promotion does little to benefit the fallen officers’ fund, but it does much to get the name of the store in the public eye (3 WSB posts and counting). Instead, donate directly to the fund.
    This Papa John’s is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Eight years of persistant and courteous requests (to drivers, store management, regional management and corporate) from numerous neighbors for the drivers to (1) slow down, (2) turn down their car stereos, and (3) drive on arterials instead of side streets have been ignored. According to PJ, the turnover rate of the drivers is “too high” to train them with these responsibilities, and neighbors “just have to get used to it because the store isn’t going away any time soon.”

  • Wow December 9, 2009 (5:36 pm)

    Donating 100% of your profits does little to benefit the fallen officers families huh? How about we acknowldege the efforts to support a tragedy and not worry about loud car stereos for 2 days. How much does THAT benefit a tragedy?

  • Chris December 9, 2009 (6:31 pm)

    There are better, more effective ways to contribute to the fund, Wow. Papa John’s is a huge corporation that has sadly, in my opinion, jumped on this as an incredibly cheap promotional opportunity. If their true intent were to benefit the fund they’d have donated the gross proceeds (not just profits) to the fund like true local (West Seattle and Seattle) businesses are doing.
    I base this opinion on our community’s years of attempts to get them to invest in, let alone acknowledge, the neighborhood in which this store is located. Their interest and involvement at all levels (corporate, regional, local, employee) has been ZERO.
    Read the comments on this and other PJ related WSB posts and you’ll get an idea of how customer service-driven this corporation is.

  • Gunnar December 9, 2009 (7:12 pm)

    I sent a “Thank You” email to Papa John’s corporate office for their support of the Officers’ families, and got a reply back from one of their local rep’s.

    Thank you for the kind words and support. We are going to donate close to six figures thanks to a generous public.
    Mike Frizzell
    Papa John’s Pizza

  • I'mwithWoW December 9, 2009 (7:48 pm)

    I’m with WOW – we ordered ours tonight and picked it up. No problems, great pizza. Feel good about helping combined with others in a big way. It’s notable in these times.

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