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Three Local Non-Profits Have Ideas on How YOU Can Help During the Holidays

Three Local Non-Profits Have Ideas on How YOU Can Help During the Holidays

Navos, Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center and Seattle Children’s Home, together with their partners, help 40% of the children, youth and families seen in our community for emotional and mental health issues.  And... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Local Girl Scouts Collect Over 150 Coats for ‘One Warm Coat’ Drive

FOLLOWUP: Local Girl Scouts Collect Over 150 Coats for ‘One Warm Coat’ Drive

Local Girl Scout Troop #41074′s ‘One Warm Coat’ drive held during Winterfest this last Saturday (Dec. 1) resulted in at least 150 coats donated at their drop-off location at the new Start Fresh Bakery…

Annual Backpack Distribution for Highline Students to Begin Next Week

Annual Backpack Distribution for Highline Students to Begin Next Week

Banding together with God’s Grace in Action, the Exchange Club of Highline, the Lion’s Clubs of Burien and Normandy Park, and local churches will begin distributing next week backpacks for several... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser West Seattle Montessori Collecting Blankets & Coats For Needy

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori Collecting Blankets & Coats For Needy

Friend of the blog and Advertiser West Seattle Montessori and West Seattle Academy have been reaching out to the community each month this school year. “February marks our Blanket Drive,” says the... [Read more]

‘BTownHelpers’ Is Looking For Burien-Area Residents In Need

‘BTownHelpers’ Is Looking For Burien-Area Residents In Need

Burien native Jerrod Sessler wants our Readers to know that he is spearheading a new venture, called “BTownHelpers” that is aimed at helping local residents in need. “There is a growing... [Read more]

Local Churches Unite To Help ‘Transform Burien’ With Giveaway Dec. 19th

Local Churches Unite To Help ‘Transform Burien’ With Giveaway Dec. 19th

Transform Burien, a cooperative group of Christ-centered churches located in the Burien/Highline area, will be holding a special Toy/Gift Giveaway event on Sunday, Dec. 19th for families that find it hard... [Read more]

Enjoy A Dinner Party And Help Feed Hungry Kids In West Africa Sunday

Enjoy A Dinner Party And Help Feed Hungry Kids In West Africa Sunday

Sozo Planet, a Burien startup focusing on gourmet food and wine, is sponsoring a dinner party this Sunday (July 25th), at 909 Coffee & Wine Bistro to benefit Orphan Relief and Rescue. This event, which... [Read more]

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]

In Attempt To Offset Permit Fees, Cove To Clover Issues Challenge To City Of Burien

In Attempt To Offset Permit Fees, Cove To Clover Issues Challenge To City Of Burien

The organizers of Cove to Clover, the 5k fundraiser race for the Highline Area Food Bank coming March 14th, are issuing a “friendly challenge” to the City of Burien, including councilmembers... [Read more]

Advertiser Market Place Salon & Day Spa Does "Haircuts That Help" For Food Bank

Advertiser Market Place Salon & Day Spa Does "Haircuts That Help" For Food Bank

B-Town Blog Advertiser Market Place Salon and Day Spa recently went a cut above to help raise money for the Highline Area Food Bank. Owner Daniel Keane (pictured left, holding some freshly-cut locks)... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our “Have A Heart” Food Bank Fundraiser Is Tuesday Night!

REMINDER: Our “Have A Heart” Food Bank Fundraiser Is Tuesday Night!

REMINDER: We’re holding our annual “Have A Heart” Food Bank Fundraiser Blog Party this TUESDAY NIGHT, Dec. 8th, starting at 6pm at The Tin Cellars. We’ll be raising funds and collecting... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Seeking Donations To “Light Up The Holidays” For Needy Families

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Seeking Donations To “Light Up The Holidays” For Needy Families

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department is seeking help for their annual “Light Up The Holidays” outreach program for needy families in the area. Donations of food or toys are being accepted... [Read more]

Our “Turkeys N’Diapers” Fundraiser Brought In Over $800!

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 “thank you” to everyone who donated this past weekend at our 2nd Annual Turkey ‘N’... [Read more]

VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge Raises $$ For Special Olympics

VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge Raises $$ For Special Olympics

On Saturday (Feb. 14th), over a dozen area residents braved the chilly 45-degree temps of Puget Sound near the Redondo Pier in Des Moines for a special “Polar Bear Plunge” to raise money for... [Read more]

Rotary Club Seeking Donations For Annual Auction Feb. 7th

Rotary Club Seeking Donations For Annual Auction Feb. 7th

The Burien/White Center Rotary Club will host their 2nd Annual Casino Night & Auction at the Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College (map below) on Saturday, February 7th at 4:30pm. Tickets... [Read more]

Burien Bartells & KOMO Radio Team Up For Salvation Army

Burien Bartells & KOMO Radio Team Up For Salvation Army

Story & Photos by Janet Grella On Wednesday Dec. 10th, I left the BTB offices on 10th SW to visit the Digital Print Center at Bartell Drugs in their new location in Burien. I had already been schooled... [Read more]

Help Highline Food Bank At Normandy Park’s Winterfest

Help Highline Food Bank At Normandy Park’s Winterfest

As part of Normandy Park’s Winterfest this Saturday and Sunday (10am-3pm, Dec. 13-14), the Highline Area Food Bank will be collecting food donations at a table in front of the Normandy Park Athletic... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Helping Needy Families

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Helping Needy Families

by Janet Grella Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s Lt. Inspector John Zilke is at it again! As in years past, John is coordinating the very large and important Christmas Outreach Program in the... [Read more]

United Way Seeking Volunteers To Read To Burien Children

United Way Seeking Volunteers To Read To Burien Children

United Way of King County is seeking help in Burien – readers are needed to read to area children on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10am-11am. Here are the details: More than half of all kindergartners... [Read more]

5th Graders Lend Major Hand To Highline Area Food Bank

5th Graders Lend Major Hand To Highline Area Food Bank

The video above (courtesy BTB Reader Hope Kerkof) shows how 24 students from the 5th grade class at Shorewood Christian School helped out the Highline Area Food Bank on Tuesday, Nov. 25th. The 5th graders... [Read more]

Help Feed Your Hungry Neighbors With “Turkey Bucks”

Help Feed Your Hungry Neighbors With “Turkey Bucks”

"Turkey Bucks" Are Available at the Burien Albertsons, but they look nothing like this. Just a quick note from our friends at the Highline Area Food Bank: Turkey Bucks are available at the Burien... [Read more]

Video From Monday's Blog Party Fundraiser:Skwish's Luke

Video From Monday's Blog Party Fundraiser:Skwish's Luke

Here’s another video from Monday night’s Blog Party 2.0 Food Bank Fundraiser at Elliott Bay Brewery, featuring Luke from local band Skwish performing a cover of the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”:  Read More →

Video From Monday's Blog Party Fundraiser:Winlar

Video From Monday's Blog Party Fundraiser:Winlar

Here’s a video we shot of local comedian Winlar doing an original song at last night’s Blog Party 2.0 Food Bank Fundraiser called “The B-Town Blog Song,” aka the “Town Blog,... [Read more]

Food Bank Fundraiser Nets 166 Items, $280 Cash

Food Bank Fundraiser Nets 166 Items, $280 Cash

Monday night’s Blog Party 2.0 Food Bank Fundraiser was a rockin’ success, bringing in 166 separate food items and $280 in cash/checks, split evenly between the Highline and White Center Food... [Read more]

Food Bank Fundraiser Totals So Far:94 Donations, $95 Cash

Food Bank Fundraiser Totals So Far:94 Donations, $95 Cash

Quick Blog Party 2.0 update: So far (as of 7:07pm) we’ve received 94 food donations and $95 Over 40 people are here We’re about to start a Shuffleboard Exhibition Live comedy and music starts... [Read more]

Weather Gods Will Not Stop Blog Party 2.0

Weather Gods Will Not Stop Blog Party 2.0

Photo above was taken just minutes ago outside the Elliott Bay Brewery in downtown Burien, where Blog Party 2.0 is just getting underway despite squalls and thunderstorms. Luckily, tonight’s event... [Read more]