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Entries from August 2016

Free Toilets from Seattle Public Utilities

August 31st, 2016 by Support Staff

Submitted by Arleen N.

Would you like to save money and the environment?  Seattle Public Utilities Water Conservation Program can help you do both!  Partnering with Sound Generations Minor Home Repair program, the Water Conservation Program will install water-saving toilets in your home and recycle your old toilets at no charge to you.  To be eligible, you must receive a Seattle Public Utilities water bill, live in the home you own, have toilets that were installed before 2004 and meet income guidelines.

Interested?  Call Sound Generations at 206-448-5751 or visit www.seattle.gov/util/FreeToilets to get started!

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Prime Now: Amazon Offers Superfast Delivery from All The Best Pet Care in Seattle

August 29th, 2016 by Support Staff

Last week, Amazon Prime Now, the company’s one-hour delivery service, began offering superfast delivery of pet supplies in the Seattle area from All The Best Pet Care.

“All The Best Pet Care was Seattle’s first ‘health food store for pets’ in 1985 and we’ve been at the forefront of innovation for dogs and cats ever since,” said company founder Susan Moss. “Every food, treat and toy is carefully vetted to make sure it meets our exacting standards. We are locally owned and family run, and honored to partner with Prime Now for free 2-hour delivery in our community.”

In Seattle, Prime Now offers tens of thousands of items from Amazon in addition to local restaurant and grocery delivery. Amazon is excited to expand the service to include this special offering. Through Prime Now, 1-hour delivery is $7.99 and 2-hour delivery is free.

Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and will be notified when the service is available in their zip code. Prime members can also shop on www.primenow.com.

Customers in Seattle already love using Prime Now for all of their pets’ essentials, and Amazon is thrilled to expand the product offering with All The Best Pet Care.

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Helping Hands School Supply Drive – Few More Days Left

August 27th, 2016 by Support Staff

Submitted by: Anjelica A.

To disadvantaged children, school supplies are more than just tools: they represent either moments or normalcy, or awkward and embarrassing conversations. Every child should have the chance to walk into their classroom with confidence.  That’s the idea behind Helping Hands, a school supplies drive that was the brainchild of chiropractor and nutrition coach Dr. Mimi Jackson.

“I spent a couple years teaching,” says Dr. Mimi.  “I remember what it was like as a teacher to see, just, inequality between kids.  And the number that that did on their confidence.  Now that I’m a doctor and a business owner, it’s really important to me to be involved in the community.”

All August long, Dr. Mimi’s wellness clinic, She Wellness, is collecting new school supplies to be donated to a local school.  For a list of school supplies or for updates, visit the Helping Hands Facebook event page.  For every $10 or $10 worth of supplies donated, She Wellness will offer a voucher for a free consultation and exam.  Questions can also be directed to the office by phone (206.259.8882) or email.

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Pyramid's Beer-infused Cupcake Competition

August 14th, 2016 by Support Staff

Submitted by Deanna

IT’S BEER FOR DESSERT! Craft beer is a perfect ingredient for sweets, so Pyramid Alehouse is teaming up with NAMI Seattle, a non-profit mental health organization, to host a fabulous beer-infused cupcake competition!

FREE l FUN l LIVE MUSIC l BEER GARDEN l BAKED GOODS l GAMES l GIVEAWAYS

Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale, Brown Sugar Baking Company, Bakeirlly Help us crown the Best Seattle Cupcake ! Taste Test the three cupcakes for $10.00 or for $15.00 receive the pairings of beers used in each recipe, proceeds to benefit Nami Seattle. Supplies Limited, So get here early!

All bakeries will also have non-beer infused baked goods available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to NAMI Seattle.

For more information, click here.

Pyramid Alehouse (1201 1st Avenue South, Seattle WA 98134)

Saturday August 13th 12-4 pm

Free entry. Baked goods are for sale. $0-$15

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Wedgwood Businesses and Residents Encouraged to Buy, Register AEDs

August 13th, 2016 by Support Staff

Submitted by Natalie B.

We all know the importance of CPR, but an even better, more effective solution to restarting a heart is an automated external defibrillator – or AED.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the #3 killer in Americans, with a survival rate of about 10 percent, killing more than 300,000 Americans a year. Fortunately, AEDs can increase one’s survival rate by 70-80 percent.

Having an AED around ensures your ability to help someone in an emergency until first responders arrive. However, AEDs only work if you can find them. By registering an AED, 911 dispatchers can match a victim’s location to the nearest AED. For every minute without treatment, survival of sudden cardiac arrest decreases up to 10%. Knowing where the nearest AED is can save time – and most importantly, a life.

Wedgwood business owners and residents are encouraged to purchase and register their AEDs through King County’s website, www.kingcounty.gov/aed.

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