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Entries from March 2018

Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale

March 30th, 2018 by hillaryu

Submitted by Stephanie C.

Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We need your donations to make this year’s sale a success! Please set aside your gently used clothing, household items, books, music, furniture, sports equipment and more. Bring your donations to the Eckstein cafeteria on Friday, April 27th from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Then mark your calendars and come to this popular rummage sale event! There will be wonderful bargains, delicious baked goods for sale, and lively jazz music from our student combos.

Proceeds from the Rummage Sale go directly to Eckstein’s Music Programs and are used to support instrument repairs, scholarship funds, and off-campus music performances. Your contributions will help make our outstanding music programs accessible to every student and family.

Thank you for supporting this important event!

If you have any questions please email: Maria Callahan at  or Kristen Yagle

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Volunteers to transform the home of longtime Wedgwood resident

March 27th, 2018 by hillaryu

Submitted by Sharon C.

On Wednesday, March 28th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Rebuilding Together Seattle along with roughly 25 volunteers from sponsor Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and partner group Green Canopy Homes to restore the home of a senior in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle.

Janice is 65 years old and lives alone in her 1919 home, where she has lived since 1980. As a former antique shop owner, Janice appreciates the classic charm of her home and understands the importance of historical preservation. Now retired, Janice has found it difficult to maintain her home, where she hopes to age in place safely. Her husband Dennis passed away in 2015, adding to the challenges of home maintenance. To give her the boost she needs, volunteers from the Master Builders Association and Green Canopy Homes will be insulating the attic, replacing old carpet with new laminate flooring, installing handrails and bathroom grab bars, cleaning gutters, and many more weatherization, energy efficiency, safety, and health focused repairs at entirely no cost to Janice.

About: Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
Founded in 1909, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) has grown to become the largest residential homebuilders association in the United States. With nearly 3,000 member companies, the association is dedicated to membership value, housing advocacy, community service, and financial stewardship throughout the Puget Sound region. For more information, please visit www.mbaks.com or contact Sharon Couts at 425-460-8213, scouts@mbaks.com.

About Green Canopy:

With a strong sense of purpose, the Green Canopy Team came together in 2009, guided by the belief that they can create greater access to sustainable housing while combating resource scarcity and climate challenges. Through urban infill, certified green homebuilding, and the sophisticated management and application of impact investment capital, Green Canopy is dedicated to inspiring resource efficiency in residential markets. The certified B Corporation has completed and sold over 136 homes in Seattle and Portland combined, winning multiple awards for business and construction practices. For more information, please visit greencanopy.com or contact Alexa Ashley at 206-658-5399, lexy@greencanopy.com.

About Rebuilding Together Seattle:

Rebuilding Together Seattle is the leading community revitalization partner focused on addressing substandard, unsafe, and unhealthy housing conditions. As part of the national Rebuilding Together network, our 140 affiliates repair 10,000 homes annually with the help of nearly 100,000 volunteers. We leverage resources and partnerships to offer home repair and modification services to low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities at entirely no cost to them. More than housing repair, we improve health outcomes, stabilize housing and homeownership, and reduce the need for new affordable housing. Our work preserves treasured memories and restores social connections, while celebrating community through the strengthening of our neighborhoods. Together we can build safe homes and communities for everyone.  For more information, please visit www.rtseattle.org or contact Hannah Colston at 206-682-1231,hcloston@rtseattle.org.

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FUN Volunteer Opportunity

March 14th, 2018 by hillaryu

Finding Urban Nature (FUN) is Seattle Audubon’s free environmental education program in Seattle Public Elementary Schools.

FUN introduces 3rd and 4th grade students to the nature in their own schoolyard habitat, and examines how each organism depends on others to survive. Volunteers lead small groups of four to six students through a series of outdoor investigations, which teach kids to use their senses and scientific practices to discover the importance of urban biodiversity firsthand.

Volunteers devote about two hours a week for four weeks to lead 4-6 students through each lesson, with the support of the school’s FUN Team Leader and classroom teachers. No previous teaching or science background is necessary. Training is provided and a background check is required.

FUN trainings are held at the end of March and in early April. Contact Wendy at FUNvolunteer@seattleaudubon.org or call 206-523-8243 ext. 110 if interested.

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