West Seattle generosity: Sophie’s gift to the West Seattle Food Bank

Meet Sophie. We found out about her from Michele at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

This is such a touching story that I wanted to share it with you.

This young lady’s name is Sophie in the photo attached. She and her mom Tami stopped by our BBQ for the West Seattle Food Bank on Saturday. On West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, Sophie had a lemonade stand that was for charity. She wished for her proceeds to help the food bank and donated them to us.

I remember when I was that age… $20 may as well be $100! I wanted to commend Sophie’s thoughtfulness and say thank you again.

It’s nice to see young people with such a good spirit – not to mention the parents that instill such good morals in ther kids. Good job, Tami!

The proud mom adds, “Sophie’s Girl Scout Troop #45180 is looking forward to doing great community service this year.”

SIDE NOTE: Thriftway has regular summertime Saturday barbecues raising money for charities – the Food Bank was last Saturday’s beneficiary; this Saturday, they’ll be raising money for the Morgan Community Association while MoCA presents its free annual Community Festival nearby. (Festival details here – see you there!)

11 Replies to "West Seattle generosity: Sophie's gift to the West Seattle Food Bank"

  • miws June 18, 2013 (8:25 pm)

    Great job, Sophie!



  • Wes June 18, 2013 (8:55 pm)

    Admiral Safeway – please take note. Replace the panhandlers that are a regular fixture on your property with people like Sophie and her Girl Scout troop with charitable goals such as funding the food bank, and I will gladly start shopping there again.

  • Sparkle Plenty June 18, 2013 (8:57 pm)

    Way to go Sophie!

  • peeb June 18, 2013 (9:43 pm)

    Wes – Real Change vendors are not the same as panhandlers. If you don’t want a copy of the paper, smile, say, “No thanks,” and move along.

  • Wes June 18, 2013 (10:10 pm)

    @peeb – I’m not talking about Real Change – I’m referring to the independent panhandlers who have taken up residency outside of the Admiral Safeway. There is a couple with a dog who have been there for over two years & recently others have moved in. I support local merchants that support the greater good for our city and people, but not those that promote a lifestyle of panhandling. There is a difference and Sophie’s story is inspirational.

  • NW June 18, 2013 (10:19 pm)

    Good job Sophie and thanks for your hard work thoughtfulness and generous donation to the Food Bank of West Seattle.

  • JoB June 19, 2013 (7:47 am)

    Wes… Instead of congratulating a young woman who went out of her way to make a difference.. you use this opportunity to complain about panhandlers?
    THANKS Sophie for caring enough to make a difference.

  • Kathleen June 19, 2013 (8:32 am)

    Sophie and Tami: Proud to be a part of the Girl Scout troop. We love community service and look forward to the many opportunities! great job, Sophie and Tami! Kathleen and Marika

  • ChrisSouth June 19, 2013 (2:21 pm)

    Yay Sophie! Looking forward to those Girl Scout projects!

  • Mama3boys June 19, 2013 (4:03 pm)

    Atta girl! So very proud of you! :)

  • Lisa June 20, 2013 (11:11 pm)

    Well done, Tami and Sophie!

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