Our “Turkeys N’Diapers” Fundraiser Brought In Over $800!
by Mark Neuman
All of us at The B-Town and White Center Blogs would like to offer a huge Turkey Day â€œthank youâ€ to everyone who donated this past weekend at our 2nd Annual Turkey â€˜Nâ€™ Diapers Drive at Albertsons in White Center.
Over $800 in donations was collected!
The food items will be distributed to those in need by the White Center Food Bank.
Baby related items will go to WestSide Baby, located in White Center.
Team leader Bart Bryan, who often hosts â€œWhaddaya Think?â€ on our six neighborhood blogs said â€œIt was very, very cold weatherwise, but the hearts of our neighbors were warm.â€
Example: two men, both fighting cancer, arrived three hours apart and, not knowing each other, donated food. Each did so with giving smiles.
One of the most touching moments of the day was when an elderly man donated all he could â€“ 24 cents.
A Sarah Palin look-alike stopped by and contributed food.
A casino dealer set his 52 cards down and gave away a box of 168 diapers.
A grandmother waved and left a grocery bag of pasta and sauce.
A man named â€œJoe,â€ who did not want his picture taken, gave four bags of Top Ramen for â€œstarving college students.â€
Darla Green, from Skin Perfect Aesthetics in Burien, was the first donor of the day, bringing in a paper bag full of canned goods.
Mike, from an up and coming spot in White Center called Proletariat Pizza, donated three pizzas for the volunteers.
We’d also like to give a big shout out to the good folks at the White Center Albertsons!
WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects previously-owned items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to South King County families in need.
In 2008 WestSide Baby served more than 12,000 children.
In any given month the White Center Food Bank serves over 1,500 families.
Hereâ€™s contact information:
White Center Food Bank
10829 8th Ave SW
Seattle WA 98146
10032 15th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Here’s a Photo Slideshow shot by Mark Neuman and Scott Schaefer of the day: