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Donations Now Being Accepted For YWCA’s Annual Closet Treasures Sale

Donations Now Being Accepted For YWCA’s Annual Closet Treasures Sale

The YWCA is now seeking donations for their Eighth Annual Closet Treasures Sale, which takes place Oct. 2nd and 3rd at their downtown Seattle location and will benefit Dress for Success® Seattle. Dress... [Read more]

City Of Burien Seeking Donors For Blood Drive On Tuesday, July 27th

City Of Burien Seeking Donors For Blood Drive On Tuesday, July 27th

The City of Burien will be rolling up its sleeves, clenching its fists and donating blood at a blood drive on Tuesday, July 27th, and they’re looking for donors. Then, it’ll get a cookie and... [Read more]

Rebuilding Together Seattle Can Help Low-Income Homeowners In Need

Rebuilding Together Seattle Can Help Low-Income Homeowners In Need

Rebuilding Together Seattle (www.rtseattle.org), a nonprofit organization, is currently accepting applications from homeowners in need. Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) provides donated repair services... [Read more]

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Story & Photos by Fred Feiertag [EDITOR’S NOTE: When we found out that our neighbor Fred Feiertag was going to travel some 3,400+ miles to Haiti to help with earthquake relief, we asked if he’d... [Read more]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Puget Sound Seeking Male Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Puget Sound Seeking Male Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, a donor-supported mentoring organization with programs in King County, is looking for male volunteers to be Big Brothers. According to the organization: Volunteers... [Read more]

Open-Mic Fundraiser For Family Of Esteban Garcia Is Friday, June 25th

Open-Mic Fundraiser For Family Of Esteban Garcia Is Friday, June 25th

An open-mic fundraiser for the family of the late Esteban Garcia will be held at BTB Advertiser Infusion Tea & Coffee from 6pm – 10pm on Friday, June 25th, in an effort to raise money to help... [Read more]

Exchange Club Of Highline Holding Toilet Paper Drive Saturday, June 26th

Exchange Club Of Highline Holding Toilet Paper Drive Saturday, June 26th

The Exchange Club of Highline is holding a toilet paper drive for area food banks through June 30th, and here’s how you can help: According to a press release: “Area food banks have a need... [Read more]

Senior Services Seeking Volunteer Drivers

Senior Services Seeking Volunteer Drivers

Bonnie Timm leads a busy life; she spends her time taking care of her grandchildren and going to the gym. Plus, every Wednesday morning she drives the Burien Hyde Shuttle, picking up seniors and people... [Read more]

Got Room? Three Spanish Exchange Students Need Summer Homes

Got Room? Three Spanish Exchange Students Need Summer Homes

BTB Reader Andrew Ward, a local high school teacher, wants our Readers to know that he’s seeking temporary housing for three exchange students who are flying to Washington from Spain this summer. Here’s... [Read more]

Burien’s Hospitality House Holding Volunteer Orientations May 10th

Burien’s Hospitality House Holding Volunteer Orientations May 10th

Burien’s Hospitality House, a local non-profit women’s shelter, is holding two volunteer orientation sessions on Monday, May 10th. They’re seeking male and female volunteers to work as... [Read more]

Help “Stamp Out Hunger” At Your Mailbox On Saturday, May 8th (2010)

Help “Stamp Out Hunger” At Your Mailbox On Saturday, May 8th (2010)

NOTE: This posting is from 2010: On Saturday, May 8th, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will be holding “Stamp Out Hunger,” known as the “nation’s largest... [Read more]

Three Ways To End National Volunteer Week & Earth Week This Weekend

Three Ways To End National Volunteer Week & Earth Week This Weekend

We hope all our Readers have found some way to commemorate National Volunteer Week and/or Earth Week this week; if not, here are three ideas on things you can do to lend a hand locally this weekend: 1.... [Read more]

Ruth Dykeman Children's Center Needs Volunteers For Spring Cleanup 4/24-25

Ruth Dykeman Children's Center Needs Volunteers For Spring Cleanup 4/24-25

Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center is seeking volunteers to help with their spring cleanup on Saturday and Sunday April 24-25th, from 9am to 4pm at their campus on SW 152nd. This call... [Read more]

National Volunteer Week Is April 18–24; Here's How To Help Locally

National Volunteer Week Is April 18–24; Here's How To Help Locally

National Volunteer Week is coming next week, from April 18-24, and is intended to celebrate the “spirit of service to others” in communities across the nation, including right here in Burien. This... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Police Identify Burglary Suspect(s)

UPDATE: Des Moines Police Identify Burglary Suspect(s)

UPDATE 3/31/10: According to Bob Collins, Professional Standards Sergeant of the Des Moines Police Department, the burglary suspect in the security cam photos we posted Tuesday has been identified. We’ll... [Read more]

Local Businessman Seeking Donations For Chile Quake Victims

Local Businessman Seeking Donations For Chile Quake Victims

by Ralph Nichols Patricio Mendoza is making a last-minute push for public donations to fill a 40-foot container with clothing and bedding for victims of last month’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake in... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #375 Collects 392 Lbs. Of Food For White Center Food Bank

Boy Scout Troop #375 Collects 392 Lbs. Of Food For White Center Food Bank

According to Gary McNeil, Boy Scout Troop #375 of Burien collected 392 pounds of food in the “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday, March 20th. The troop, sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Goodwill Job Training & Education Center Holds Open House

PHOTOS: Goodwill Job Training & Education Center Holds Open House

Story and Photos by Michael Brunk When most people think of Goodwill, the first thing that likely comes to mind is that it is a great place to donate clothing and other items that you no longer need. Or... [Read more]

Climb Eagle Landing Park’s Stairs For St. Jude This Saturday

Climb Eagle Landing Park’s Stairs For St. Jude This Saturday

A stair-climbing fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be taking place this Saturday, Feb. 27th at Eagle Landing Park, located at 14641 25th Ave in Burien. Eagle Landing Park... [Read more]