After Your Sale: Here’s Who Wants Your Leftovers! (and other donations)
Updated Friday, 5/13/2016, 3:43 pm with Big Blue Truck extended hours on WSCGSD
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is not only a fun day of person-to-person recycling, it’s also a chance for local nonprofits to benefit from donations, either from sellers with leftovers they don’t want to keep, or shoppers who generously decide to buy items the nonprofits need, for the express purpose of donating them.
Here are the organizations/efforts hoping to synergize with WSCGSD this time around:
Again this year, we have two sites not only interested in accepting post-sale leftovers, but also in specific types of items you would care to shop for and donate – books and clothing, and both are benefits for schools.
First, Alki Elementary‘s clothing drive (they signed up for a spot on the map, too – #269, 3010 59th SW):
Alki Elementary is partnering with Clothes for the Cause for a Clothing Drive Fundraiser.
Donations will benefit Alki Elementary to purchase Emergency Preparedness Kits and supplies for the students of Alki. The Clothes for the Cause trailer will be at Alki Elementary School, Saturday, May 14th – Friday, May 20th. Bring the bags to us at your convenience.
Want curbside pickup? Text your address to 206-660-8524 and have your bags on the curb by 8 AM Sunday.
What Do We Take?
• All household textiles
• ALL clothes – lightly used, or any condition! If in a condition that cannot be reused, it will be recycled!
• Shoes – in any condition
• Gloves & Hats
• Blankets, quilts and bedspreads
• Purses & Belts
THANK YOU! Alki Elementary PTA
Also benefiting schools again this year – a book drive coordinated by John Potratz, with dropoff spots:
One of the easiest ways to motivate students to read and learn is to have books with topics that kids are excited about reading and learning from! Your donated books will make a difference! Over the past three years, West Seattle schools received more than 4,000 books for motivating and exciting students as an important part of education. We will donate religious-theme books to religious schools in West Seattle, and elderly books to Providence. We don’t want violent or sexual-themed books.
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is a tremendous source of books, and we are asking people who have left-over books from their yard sale this May 14th, as well as anyone who has excess books, to please donate your books to West Seattle schools.
You can drop off books at any of these locations through May 22nd:
West Seattle schools (Monday thru Friday only):
a. Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St, 252-9000. Drop off at the front desk, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
b. Sanislo Elementary, 1812 SW Myrtle St, 952-8320. Drop off at the front desk from 7:30am to 4:00pm.
West Seattle Businesses:
a. We will have a truck marked with a large sign “Donate Books to West Seattle Schools” in the West Seattle Junction near the Northwest Center truck from 2 to 6 PM on May 14th only.
Note: We will have 40 coupons good for up to 4 free Bowling Games at Roxbury Lanes for anyone who donates 20 or more hardcover books.
b. Roxbury Bowling Lanes, 2823 SW Roxbury, 206-935-7400, from 11 AM to 7 PM. … Note: Roxbury Lanes, as part of its support for the Seattle community, will give a certificate good for 4 free bowling games for any book donation over 20 hardcover books.
c. Hotwire Online Coffeehouse – 4410 California Avenue SW … Note: Hotwire Coffee, as part of its support for the West Seattle community, will give a certificate good for $1 off any purchase at Hotwire to the first 25 people who drop off 10 or more books.
Finally, we want to thank Denny Principal Jeff Clark, Denny Librarian Jeff Treistman, Sanislo Librarian Craig Seasholes and Sealth Librarian Katie Hubert for their efforts to distribute books to their students. For further info, call Mr. Potratz at 932-3007.
Other places you can take leftovers:
BIG BLUE TRUCK – NORTHWEST CENTER
Northwest Center’s Donation Drop off will be open late on Saturday until 6:30 pm.
Key Bank Drive-Thru
4718 44th Ave SW. (our new location).
Donors may schedule after sale pickups at www.bigbluetruck.org
Accepting clothing, household items
Please help our attendants by bagging and boxing your after sale items.
Donations benefit children and adults with disabilities.
WEST SEATTLE SENIOR CENTER’S STOP N SHOP
From Stop ‘n’ Shop – “Please consider donating your unsold merchandise from your Community Garage Sale to our local Senior Center.”
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, VIA HOLY ROSARY
Once again your St. Vincent de Paul Society will be sponsoring a Stuff the Truck event here at Holy Rosary Parish. The event will be held on May 14 from 9 am to 5 pm in the school parking lot. We will be happy to take your no-longer-needed clothing, books and small household items. Unfortunately we cannot accept any large furniture or appliances. Your donation of goods will help restock our St. Vincent de Paul stores which help the needy in our area.