West Seattle help for Japan: Benefit garage sale planned – join in!

March 20, 2011 10:26 am
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West Seattleites continue reaching out in many ways to help the earthquake/tsunami survivors in Japan. On Thursday, we reported efforts including the “flash mob” planned by West Seattle Montessori (WSB sponsor); Friday, we reported on West 5 proprietor Dave Montoure‘s plan – a multi-venue benefit one week from tonight (update – he now says 14 businesses are in, with room for more); last night, there was a vigil on Alki; and this morning, we have word of a block-sale benefit in two weeks – and you are invited to donate! From Shelley Lebert:

The Garage Sale will be held Saturday April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The address for dropping off donations and of the garage sale itself is: 3014 45th Ave SW.

People must write their suggested asking price on the item and we will have the discretion to lower the price if need be to sell the item. There will be several homes on this block hosting this event, and Admiral Starbucks will provide coffee carafes and we will have Rachel’s home-baked cookies! All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for the people affected by the earthquake/tsunami and checks will be made out to them. …

More from Shelley after the jump, including plans to pick up donations if you can’t bring them over, plus a suggestion for kids:

For those who absolutely cannot drop things off, or for bigger items, we will have a single truck. We welcome all of West Seattle to participate even though it will be held on our block. Perhaps even other blocks in our community might do the same thing this day. It could get bigger. All items donated and not sold during the garage sale, must either be picked up by the donator at the end of the garage sale 4 p.m. on Sunday or we will transport them to our local Goodwill. …

Children may also be involved by writing letters or drawing pictures or giving some of their toys to the children in Japan. We will make sure those get to the appropriate place. People can drop off their donated items at my address listed above, any time up to the day before the garage sale, by contacting me at any of the contact information below. I will get back to our local Red Cross (King County) and see if there is anything we can link up to as donations whether cash or from the garage sale could go to Japan from the West Seattle Community. It would be great if we could do that.

Shelley wanted to share her contact info:
Shelley Lebert
206-938-2027 or 206-498-3058

We’ll have updates, of course, as the sale gets closer.

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