West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

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Who wants sale ‘leftovers’? Lots of people! Here’s where/when to find them

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2013


Of course we hope that it’s another wildly successful WSCGSD and that you sell every last item you put out. But in case you don’t: For the 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day this Saturday (5/11/2013), three nonprofits have volunteered to accept dropoffs during and after the later hours of the sale, with special sites and hours. (And, we’ve added a school looking for books.) Here’s who, where – and what they are looking for:

WESTSIDE BABY: WS Baby’s “Spring Clean Drive” is culminating on this day and they’ll have donation collection trucks at these locations (not just for WSCGSD sellers with leftovers, but for anyone who wants to donate):

9 am – 5 pm, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 4410 California Ave SW, in the West Seattle Christian Church parking lot behind Hotwire (enter alley off SW Genesee St.) **THIS IS ALSO A WSCGSD GROUP SALE SITE**

1-5 pm, Admiral United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill, (just west of California)

1-5 pm, Fauntleroy United Church of Christ/Fauntleroy Y, 9140 California Ave SW

Also, the WS Baby operations center in White Center will be open until 6 pm to receive donations, 10027 14th Ave SW.

Details: We’d love your gently used newborn – size 12 children’s clothing and baby equipment like car seats, strollers, high chairs, portable cribs. For a complete list of items we accept, go to Programs and Services.

NORTHWEST CENTER: Their regular dropoff spot in The Junction will be open later, till 6:30 pm, on sale day (Saturday, May 11th, only). Along SW Edmunds between California SW and 44th SW, parking lot south of Chase Bank drive-through. Here’s what they are accepting; if you’d like to schedule a Big Blue Truck pickup next week or beyond, here’s the information on that.

STOP N SHOP @ WEST SEATTLE SENIOR CENTER: Staying open until 7 pm on sale day (Saturday, May 11th, only) to accept donated items. 4504 California SW. Here’s a list of what Stop ‘n’ Shop is looking for.

Thanks for your generosity!

ADDED MAY 10th: Denny International Middle School is welcoming book donations – we just got the information:

Denny International Middle School Is Seeking Book Donations

West Seattle garage sale participants, are you interested in donating books to West Seattle public schools?

From: Principal Jeff Clark, Denny International Middle School
Date: May 11, 2013
Subject: Book Donations for Students
To: Participants in West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day


Motivating and exciting students is an important part of education at Denny International Middle School and the other schools in West Seattle. One of the easiest ways to motivate students to read is to have books they are excited about reading. We are seeking donated books to help us to match each student to many appropriately-leveled high-interest books. Your book donation would help us with our efforts.

How You Can Help:

You can drop off books at any of three locations.

1. Roxbury Bowling Lanes, 2823 Roxbury St, 935-7400, from 11 AM to 7 PM, thru May 15th
Note: Roxbury Lanes, as part of its support for the Seattle community, will give a certificate good for two people for two free games of bowling for any book donation over 20 books.

2. Hotwire Coffee – 4410 California Avenue SE, any time during open hours thru May 15th.
Note: Hotwire coffee, as part of its support for the West Seattle community, will give a certificate good for $1 off any purchase at Hot Wire to the first 25 people who drop off 10 or more books.

3. Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St, 252-9000. Drop off at the front desk,
from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday, thru May 17th.

Some books may be more suitable for older or younger readers. We plan to sort the donated books and find appropriate places for them, including local elementary schools, Chief Sealth International High School, and the West Seattle Senior Center.

Thank you very much for considering book donation to help the scholars of West Seattle Schools!

We are also always looking for other ideas to encourage educational development. Please email your ideas to the person who developed this idea, jpotratz2@aol.com Thanks!

ADDED SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Arbor Heights Elementary has an event coming up in a few weeks at which it will accept donated items:

Got Garage Sale Leftovers? Bring your items to raise money for Arbor Heights Elementary!

Please consider donating your garage sale leftovers to ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on JUNE 1 at the Annual Spring Carnival (3-6 pm).

The school is doing a drive for all gently used clothing, and household items and even small furniture under 50 pounds will be accepted. The school will receive 10 cents per pound for these donations. Please come on by — the school is located at 3701 SW 104th St and enjoy the Carnival while doing something fantastic for your community!

Link to flyer – http://bit.ly/17aLRFr


One Response to “Who wants sale ‘leftovers’? Lots of people! Here’s where/when to find them”

  1. monkey26 said

    ANY school (including ours!) would happily take books, legos, cool supplies for teachers. – STEM PTA

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