SUNDAY: Donation drive for food, school supplies, men’s clothing …

(Alki UCC photos from past donation drives)

If you tried to drop off men’s clothing at this morning’s recycle/reuse event after the capacity maxed out, consider taking it to tomorrow’s donation drive outside Alki UCC, which is also collecting food, school supplies, and more, 10 am-3 pm Sunday:

Alki UCC invites our generous neighbors to bring donations of school supplies and men’s casual/work clothing as well as non-perishable food to our bi-monthly donation drive to benefit our vulnerable neighbors in need.

Food and basic supplies such as toilet paper and diapers are distributed through the White Center Food Bank. We’re accepting school supplies for all grades on behalf of one or more local schools to be distributed when students are back at in-person learning. Suggestions include backpacks, #2 pencils, black and blue ink pens, crayons, lined paper, glue, small scissors, colored pens, writing notebooks, and colored paper.

Donations of clean new or used men’s casual/work clothing are distributed through the Westside Interfaith Network‘s hot lunch program for people experiencing homelessness, The Welcome Table. There is a constant and growing demand for denim apparel, khaki’s, hoodies, T-shirts, sweatshirts, clean underwear, socks, shoes, and all kinds of outerwear for the fall and winter. Please … NO dress shirts, sport coats or suits.

Alki UCC is at 6115 SW Hinds.

3 Replies to "SUNDAY: Donation drive for food, school supplies, men's clothing ..."

  • Adam September 26, 2020 (1:31 pm)

    Now that the Goodwill drop offs near the Junction appear to have closed, is anyone aware of any options on the peninsula? Given how quickly they filled up today there appears to be lots of pent-up demand. 

  • Gina September 26, 2020 (3:09 pm)

    Good question. I stopped at the Goodwill on Ambaum and the ST Vincent de Paul on 1st S,  no donations today signs were up at both.

  • Anw September 26, 2020 (5:48 pm)

    I donated today at the Goodwill in Burien. They usually take donations from 9am to 3pm. I went at about noon and the line took about 25 minutes. I put my own bags in the bins while the attendant watched. Not sure they’re allowed to help at this point, so be prepared for that. 

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