AFTER THE SALES: Who’s accepting what, where, and when

If you’re a seller with leftovers and you’d rather donate them than bring them back in the house – or, if you just happen to have stuff you don’t want – we have a list of organizations hoping to reap some benefits from the aftermath of the biggest West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day ever. Here’s the list – from that list, who’s collecting RIGHT NOW:

BOOKS FOR WEST SEATTLE SCHOOLS: Look for the truck and the sign until 6 pm today across from Junction True Value (44th/Edmunds); other donation places and times are on the list.

SENIOR CENTER’S STOP ‘N’ SHOP: On the alley at California/Oregon behind the Senior Center of West Seattle, until 7 pm tonight, again 10 am-3 pm on Sunday, donate your re-sellable items.

NORTHWEST CENTER: The Big Blue Truck is at 44th/Edmunds until 6:30 pm today. Here’s what they do and don’t take.

ALKI ELEMENTARY ‘CLOTHES FOR THE CAUSE’: You can drop off donations at Alki Elementary School until 8 pm tonight – there’s a small window tomorrow too. (3010 59th SW)

*The Tool Library and Holy Rosary’s donation drive are going until 4 pm today – again, check for other dates/times by going here.

10 Replies to "AFTER THE SALES: Who's accepting what, where, and when"

  • rob May 9, 2015 (3:29 pm)

    I wonder what WS carbon foot print will be with everyone driving all over the place to all these GS

    • WSB May 9, 2015 (3:36 pm)

      Rob, many people just walk around their neighborhoods. That’s what we hear year after year (see Lee’s anecdote toward the end of our as-it-happened coverage). And yes, many drive. We’ve seen some with bicycle trailers hauling stuff too! On the other hand, perhaps the emissions are partly mitigated by the fact this kind of activity keeps a lot of stuff from winding up in the landfill. – TR

  • miws May 9, 2015 (5:01 pm)

    Well gee, rob. One day a year, and even though people come from “all over”, my guess is the bulk of the driving shoppers were from West Seattle, and the closest surrounding areas.


    I wonder what the carbon footprint of all the cars driving to/from the Stadium District is, for the professional sports during their respective seasons?


    Especially baseball, with several games per season, and on top of that, a fair amount of those being the early afternoon games, dumping fan traffic (barring extra innings), right smack dab in the middle of afternoon peak.



  • Funrunner May 9, 2015 (5:05 pm)

    Hmmm. Looking for cheap good deals, helping neighbors etc. Guess I don’t feel like giving a $&@) about a Carbon footprint

  • Jason May 9, 2015 (5:37 pm)

    Top-notch coordination! Made two easy van trips to the junction after our g-sale concluded, donated a bunch of books/clothes and drove home with 4 bowling vouchers, a tax receipt and a smile.

  • Brenda May 9, 2015 (6:02 pm)

    Yep, walked to all of them and had our 5 year old ride his bike. An interesting question would be which is greater A) The carbon footprint of those shoppers who drove or B) The carbon footprint diverted by purchasing items used and re-using rather than newly manufactured goods likely shipped from overseas.

  • West Seattle Hipster May 9, 2015 (6:59 pm)

    All of us living in WS create a huge impact on the carbon footprint, some less than others. We can all work towards reducing it, but each of us contribute significantly.


    Not sure where the attack on the stadium district came from.

  • Lee May 9, 2015 (7:27 pm)

    Most our shoppers were on foot, bike, and only came back with cars for big items. Better they take a nice table for 5 bucks than us having to throw it away, or use our car to drive it to donation. Rob, settle down. This was a great community event – got us in touch with many neighbors we didn’t know until today but are going to keep in touch with. I even made a little boy’s day by giving him a stuffed animal, and 2 women by giving away free a watch and scarf. That is worth any carbon footprint in my mind – just seeing the smiles on people’s faces.

  • Lee May 9, 2015 (7:29 pm)

    p.s. – we will be very donate-y this coming week! Look out big blue truck!

  • miws May 9, 2015 (9:22 pm)

    Not sure where the attack on the stadium district came from.


    Just pointing out one example of an event that occurs many more times per year, and (presumably) on each occurrence, puts out may more cars on the road than WSCGSD.



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