AFTER THE SALES: 5 ways to donate what you don’t want to keep

3:10 PM: Here’s who’s welcoming donations in the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day aftermath:

STUFF THE TRUCK AT HOLY ROSARY: Until 5 pm, a truck is on the north side of Holy Rosary School, off 42nd SW north of SW Genesee, collecting donations for St. Vincent de Paul. Here’s what they’re taking.

Meantime, Alki Elementary’s PTA fundraiser is continuing all weekend:

CLOTHES FOR THE CAUSE: Any time through tomorrow, you can drop items off at the Clothes for the Cause trailer on the southwest side of Alki Elementary, off 59th SW. They’re collecting mostly textile items, as listed here.


STOP ‘N’ SHOP THRIFT STORE: The thrift store at the Senior Center of West Seattle has extended its donation-acceptance hours until 6 pm tonight – just pull up in the alley behind the center (4217 SW Oregon). What they accept is “reusable items, i.e. kitchenware, tools, knickknacks, jewelry, linens, furniture, home decorations, clothing & accessories.”

BOOK DRIVE FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS: No rush for this one – you have almost two weeks to contribute. Details are here. But if you’d like to move those books along today, a truck will be in The Junction until 6 pm, near the Northwest Center truck along the east side of 44th SW between Alaska and Edmunds.

PLANT STARTS: Any seller with leftover peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumber starts can donate them to Solid Ground for local community gardens (including Marra Farm in South Park) – contact

ADDED 7:57 PM: One more place accepting leftovers – Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction. “Second Gear Sports is happy to give second life to any sports-related gear/apparel/bikes that did not sell. Money can still be made… open 11 am to 5 pm tomorrow and 10 am – 6 pm Monday.” SGS is at 6529 California SW.

10 Replies to "AFTER THE SALES: 5 ways to donate what you don't want to keep"

  • Kayla Weiner May 13, 2017 (5:27 pm)

    The IRC (International Rescue Committee) takes useable household items.  Located at 

    Address1200 S 192nd St, SeaTac, WA 98148
  • Karen May 13, 2017 (6:11 pm)

    West Seattle Blog – THANK YOU! For your coverage of the garage sales and P-Patch plant sale. Wonderful photos! Really loved the photos of the lemonade entrepreneurs ;->

  • Just Wondering May 13, 2017 (8:52 pm)

    Didn’t get my food donation for the post office picked up.  

    Oh well.

    • WSB May 13, 2017 (9:18 pm)

      Ours either, and this is the first time that’s ever happened. I’m going to find the nearest West Seattle Food Bank dropoff bin tomorrow.

  • Just Wondering May 13, 2017 (9:57 pm)

    Is it possible for WSB to put out a list of the West Seattle drop off  bins for people to drop off their bags of food that didn’t get picked up?

    • WSB May 13, 2017 (10:17 pm)

      Soon as I find them. If only I had been able to go to the Food Bank’s annual fundraiser tonight (we co-sponsored but too tuckered out post-WSCGSD to go cover it, unfortunately) … but I’m sending a note. I think C&P might have one but we’ll just have to go get a latte in the morning and look.

      • Just Wondering May 14, 2017 (7:31 am)

        Thank You

        • Gina May 14, 2017 (11:31 am)

          PCC has a food bank drop off bin inside.

          • WSB May 14, 2017 (11:37 am)

            Thank you. We just went to C & P and they have a small picnic-basket-size dropoff in the ordering area but it was full so our food bag is still in our car.

  • C May 14, 2017 (12:16 pm)

    It’s a small miracle no one is seriously injured in a car crash or from being hit by a car during this event… every year I see about 10 near misses of crazy drivers buzzing around W Sea for deals. Please slow down & take your time… this is suppose to be fun.

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