HELPING: Alki PTA’s ‘In It Together’ initiative, and 2 more ways to be part of it

From the Alki Elementary PTA – how they’re helping, and how you can help:

During these unprecedented times of true uncertainty, Alki Elementary has set out to shine the light on small businesses and families in need here in West Seattle. We have always relied on our community’s support to help us fund staff positions (counselor, nurse, and hourly staff) and programs within our school, and our community has never let us down. Now, our call to return that support is clear. We are filled with ideas and moving forcefully with meaningful action through our “IN communITy TOGETHER” initiative.

By way of our collective minds and hearts, we have already launched 3 separate efforts during this pandemic, honoring our mission to serve and support those our own neighborhood.

*Selling flowers for our local flower farmers on Mother’s Day was wildly successful, due to the synergy of teamwork. The idea lives on, as other schools have adopted our model and continue to host sales for Lee Lor Gardens and Blong’s Garden.

Currently, two more efforts are taking place.

*For Father’s Day we are supporting Husky Deli, The Beer Junction, and Safeway on Admiral as we sell pre-orders of DIY ROOT BEER FLOAT KITS for drive thru pick-up at Husky Deli on Father’s Day, June 21st.

*Lastly, our initiative to FEED THOSE IN NEED is the pride and joy of IN IT TOGETHER. We have partnered with the existing effort of local restaurants here in West Seattle (The Westy, Mission Cantina, The Bridge, Peel and Press, and West 5), as well as the Alibi Room at Pike Place Market to provide healthy meals to first responders, seniors, healthcare workers, and those experiencing food insecurities due to the pandemic. A $10 donation will provide one meal as well as support our local community needs through ALKI CARES FUND. Alki Cares supports families severely impacted by COVID19, providing them with groceries, supplies, and more. To date, we have provided 235 meals!

7 Replies to "HELPING: Alki PTA's 'In It Together' initiative, and 2 more ways to be part of it"

  • Courtney June 10, 2020 (7:40 pm)

    Thank you for sharing such important work taking place in our community, WEST SEATTLE BLOG! ❤️

  • Nw mama June 10, 2020 (10:14 pm)

    When are all the WSEA schools going to get together to support all schools in the area?  I’d through money at these PTA events if they were equitably divided between schools in the region. 

    • Puget blue June 10, 2020 (11:01 pm)

      Isn’t that just taxes? Wouldn’t it be better if school funding was at a level to provide all needed services at all schools?

      • Nw mama June 11, 2020 (7:22 am)

        Of course, taxes.   But schools are so very underfunded.  That would be awesome to fix that. But…Many WSEA PTAs with enough means pay for staff positions- counselors, nurse time, entire teachers, more music teacher time, more lunch/recess duty, crossing guards.   As our society chants “black lives matter” let’s follow up with some real actions!  Let’s show our local black/brown kids that they matter too… let’s give them the benefits our (mostly white) schools too. raising funds for my kids PTA is no longer something I can do with equity on the top of mind.  

  • Happy Mama June 11, 2020 (9:15 am)

    Thank you WSB for sharing Alki’s PTA efforts to support our community!! ❤️

  • JRR June 11, 2020 (10:35 am)

    I appreciate the work. I wish it helped more than Alki.

  • W side mom June 22, 2020 (1:17 am)

    I agree.. the boundaries create gaps in schools that are unfair for children and further marginalize our most vulnerable children  

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