Share locally: food banks, farmers, and families need your help

Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew) will perform at the Wellspring Family Services open house on Saturday.
‘Tis the season for sharing good cheer! Here are some ideas to get into the spirit of giving.

Get a great deal on a Christmas tree at El Centro de la Raza and support the many programs they offer our community.

Don’t miss the Wellspring Family Services open house on Saturday, December 4, at 1900 Rainier Avenue South. The event features a free performance by Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew of the Presidents of The United States of America) and other musicians. The open house is free and for all ages, but please bring a new unwrapped toy to support the holiday drive.  You can donate your child’s outgrown clothes and gear (car seats, high chairs, etc.) now and all year-round. Why not start a new tradition and ask your child to make room in the toy box for new things?

Clean your pantry and/or pick up extra items for a Beacon Hill food bank. South Beacon Hill neighbors can donate to Beacon Avenue Food Bank, located at 6230 Beacon Avenue South.  North Beacon folks can donate to El Centro’s food bank. Mid-Beacon neighbors can flip a coin—or donate to both!

The Alleycat Acres urban farming collective relies on donations and volunteers to keep their community-run farming efforts going.

The silent auction is sold out, but you should still make a donation to Open Arms Perinatal Services, a nonprofit agency helping pregnant women.

Do you know a nonprofit we missed?

2 thoughts on “Share locally: food banks, farmers, and families need your help”

  1. Just got a tour of the toy room at Wellspring Family Services. Shelves for 0-2 year olds and teens are almost bare! Wellspring programs serve homeless kids, many of whom had to leave most things behind when they left abusive homes. Being able to “shop” for and wrap a new toy helps parents and kids. Pick up an extra rattle or stuffed animal & bring it by–they’re right on the corner of Rainier & 23rd, by the coffee shack.

  2. I love the tree that El Centro put up on the corner of 16th and Beacon. I’m not a religious person, and the whole semantics of the season debate bore the life out of me, but I love a nice Christmas tree!

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