Go Huskies! And Cougs! and WWU and CWU…

My son is a student at Western Washington University. Proud Mom of course signs up for the newsletter. And is stunned and delighted when there is a quiet mention of a career clothing bank. Intrigued, I took a look at University of Washington. DITTO. Washington State University -score! Central Washington University – wildcats roar with…

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Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, dvs-snoco.org, from its home page:   “Domestic Violence Services is a non-profit organization serving Snohomish County since 1976. We are the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to all victims of domestic abuse. Domestic Violence Services provides individual and community awareness programs.”  …

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Wait, Are You Sure???????

“Wait, Are You Sure??????” The words didn’t come out of my mouth, but they were clear in my head, loud, strong, urgent and mournful. My son was doing a pass clearing his room, and the most prominent item in his “Donate” box was the set of huge, solid, magnificent wooden blocks that were the first…

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Charity Choice Monday – OSL – Only Serving Love

Still life with lemons

OSL – motto: Only Serving Love. OSL, initially named Operation: Sack Lunch and now known by its initials, is a critical, resourceful, adaptable enterprise bringing nutritious meals to people in need in Seattle. In 2019 that meant 1,255,477 meals. To children and seniors. To homeless people and shut-ins. Through partnerships in community facilities and at…

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GiveBackBox – ingenuity to the rescue

These are dark days, my friends. Goodwills and other non-profits across America are closed, leaving the cars, garages, sheds, basements, attics and closets of Professional Organizers and their clients in maddening condition. There is hope. We’re all buying necessities online right now and having them shipped to us. Empty that box of its 50 cans…

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Lucky Dog

I almost didn’t go out on the Casual Uncluttering LLC donation run this morning. I was unequivocally unambitious. I’d spent the morning bored, finally ending a project I started in March – blog posts cataloging the RealChangeNews Emerald City Resource Guide non-profits which take gifts-in-kind. It’s the holidays and I wanted to goof off a…

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Charity Choice Monday – Northwest Family Life – RealChange 67

Northwest Family Life. Quoted from its website: “We are a network of counselors committed to our mission of assisting “individuals and families in finding hope and healing when facing the pain of domestic violence, trauma and related issues.” We are a 50(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing education and therapy within Washington State. We provide services…

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Charity Choice Monday – New Beginnings – RealChange 66

New Beginnings. Quoted from its website: “Founded in 1976, New Beginnings’ mission is to empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence. We are the only full service agency in Seattle whose primary mission is to serve domestic violence survivors. With over 40 years of established history, New Beginnings has become…

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