Greetings Block Watch Captains and 23rd & Union Neighbors,
The 23rd & Union SPD Drop-in Center is just about complete; all we need is a little bit of community support from your Block Watch groups. There are two ways in which community members can support and contribute to this project:
1. Participating in a neighborhood clean-up for the drop in center.
The space is ready to go, it just needs to be made user friendly! We will get together for a couple of hours to do a clean-up in and around the drop in center. This will entail trash pick-up, vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning the bathroom, dusting and moving around some furniture and equipment. As soon as this has happened, the Drop-in
Center will be up an running. Saturday March 8th or Saturday March 22nd are two possible options. Please let me know if either of these dates work for you and your Block Watch groups, or if you would like to plan for a different date. It doesn’t have to be on a Saturday, I just thought that Saturdays may be convenient for people. Sundays are not the best option, because Officer Greeley isn’t available; however, the important thing is that the date works best for neighbors.
2. Donating either money or items from the “items we need” list below that are in good condition and only gently used if used at all. Any donation to this project will count as a charitable contribution; Seattle Neighborhood Group (SNG) will provide anyone who donates with a letter of charitable contribution for tax deduction. The money we
collect will go towards basic maintenance of the Drop-in Center and towards needed supplies that are not collected through donation. Donations can be brought to the SNG office (address is below) anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 2pm. If you need to schedule either a different time to drop off your donation or if you
need to schedule for someone to pick up your donation, please contact me to set that up (firstname.lastname@example.org or 322.9330). You can also mail a donation to:
Seattle Neighborhood Group
1810 E Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122-5748
If you mail in a donation, please make sure to include your name, address, phone # and that the money is for the 23rd & Union Drop-in Center. This will ensure our ability to provide you with letter of charitable contribution. If you are thinking of donating an item, please check with me first to make sure nobody else has already donated
Items We Need:
Computer w/ internet hook up
Six chairs (without armrests is preferred)
Please pass this information along to your block watch groups and neighbors and get back to me regarding a good date to do the clean-up.
Thank you for your support.
Sita DeGiulio Das
East Program Coordinator
Seattle Neighborhood Group
206.323.9666 (Main Line)
206.322.9330 (Direct Line)