Greetings 23rd & Union Neighbors,
I hope you are all doing well. As promised, here is an update on the status of the SPD Drop In Center on 23rd & Union:
We raised a total of $605.00 in donations from neighbors. Neighbors also donated a refrigerator, computer, microwave, coffee pot/coffee, and chairs, all in excellent condition. Thank you so much for your contributions, time, and hard work at the clean up. The Drop In Center has been used and appreciated by East Precinct officers.
The money donated is being used for the following:
Bottled water for officers
Weekly office cleaning ($25 per week). We are paying GOTS (Get Off The Streets) clients to do the cleaning. This helps them by allowing them some positive work history, and a work reference from Kay Godefroy, SNGâ??s Executive Director. For more information about GOTS, please contact Mary Williams, GOTS Program Coordinator, at 206.323.9584 or [email protected].
Internet: Many of you have contacted me with questions regarding internet at the site. I apologize for not getting back to people sooner with information about this, but it took some time for us to figure out the best way to approach internet while taking everyoneâ??s needs into account. As it turns out, the most feasible internet option will cost $59.00 per month. It will be broadband, so I donâ??t think the computer will need any additional equipment, but we will also be purchasing a wireless router so officers are able to access internet on their laptops at the Drop In Center. We will need additional contributions before we install.
We are collecting donations to cover the costs incurred by internet and cleaning. If you are interested in donating, you can send/drop off donations at SNG (1810 E Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98122). Checks can be made out to Seattle Neighborhood Group, as SNG is the fiscal sponsor. Please make sure to include â??23rd & Union Drop Inâ?? in the memo line, for processing purposes. Also, be sure to include your address, so that we may send you a letter for charitable contributions for tax deduction purposes.