Category Archives: Community

South Park Hall is Open for Events…and One Million Tampons

by Brett Hamil

Corina Luckenbach stacks the latest haul of tampons atop a folding table at the near end of the expansive wooden dance floor in South Park Hall, the renovated event space she opened last year with her partner, Heidi Herr. Last week Luckenbach pledged to collect one million tampons for homeless youth, and she just surpassed 14,000. She’s got a long way to go to meet her goal, an intentionally ambitious benchmark she describes as a regular person’s version of Pearl Jam’s recent $1 million pledge toward ending homelessness. Continue reading South Park Hall is Open for Events…and One Million Tampons

Victims of Recent Skyway Fires In Need of Community Assistance

by Kelsey Hamlin

Tukwila, Renton, and Skyway firefighters doused two similarly situated residential fires Monday, both in Skyway. Some residents of each face hardship, but there is at least one way to help.

The American Red Cross Northwest said they would assist a family of four, a mom and three children, affected by the fire on 76th Avenue South. The family that lived above the apartment that caught on fire, and the resident of that unit itself, are now displaced. Clothing sat too close to a baseboard heater in the primary unit, causing the fire. Continue reading Victims of Recent Skyway Fires In Need of Community Assistance

Columbia Thrift is a New Neighborhood Gift

by Robin Boland

Are you drowning in ‘stuff’ and looking for ways to help your community? Then this article is for you!

Columbia Thrift located in the lower level of 3722 S. Hudson Street, is your opportunity to rave about the least expensive spot in Columbia City. With clothing for all ages, accessories and household items for the discerning thrift shopper, Columbia Thrift has something no else in the neighborhood can offer: a dollar table! Is there anything in CC for a dollar? I don’t think so (but please let me know if you find it). Continue reading Columbia Thrift is a New Neighborhood Gift

Local Somali Community Bands Together to Create Children’s Book

by Susan Fried

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan declared Friday, February 9 “Baro-Af Soomaali Day” during a celebration at the New Holly Gathering Hall honoring the families who created a children’s book for the Somali community. The celebration was the culmination of two years’ work by local Somali families, Seattle Public Schools, and the Seattle Public Library. Continue reading Local Somali Community Bands Together to Create Children’s Book

Production Company Wants to Spotlight South End “Genius”

by Steve Potter

Indie Genius Media’s Industry Mixer attracted a diverse crowd of South Seattle creatives Thursday night curious about the new social justice informed production company.

All were eager to learn about Indie Genius founders Jamil Suleman and Aaron Jacob’s plans for a South End based video production house in a previously vacant space at the Mount Baker Lofts building. Continue reading Production Company Wants to Spotlight South End “Genius”