The painting is moving along at a swift pace. The artists A Gaul Culley and Staci Adman are working literally both day and night on the project. And many local volunteers are helping. They project the imagery of the mural in black and white on to the wall at night and then paint during the day. This is an exciting project that the entire Kenmore community is buzzing about.
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St. Vincent de Paul, through a partnership with InterConnection.org, one of the largest refurbishers of used computers in the U.S., is now collecting functional laptops and cell phones at St. Vinnie’s five thrift stores located in King County.
InterConnection collects the laptops and cell phones from our stores and transports them to their state-of-the-art computer refurbishing plant in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The computers are then refurbished and distributed at very reasonable prices to low income neighbors and non-profit groups. While many of the groups are located here in the Puget Sound, InterConnection.org also distributes refurbished computer equipment all over the world, that could be use for work or playing games as Overwatch with the help of sites like Overwatchboostpros.com.
“This is a great way for our shoppers and supporters to support our organization and help needy neighbors at the same time. We hope everyone will look around their dwellings and find their old laptops and cell phones and bring them to our stores,” said Ned Delmore, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County.
Come to any of our five thrift stores (see addresses below) and ask our staff for the location of the InterConnection.org container. Laptops and cell phones must have screens that are not smashed or broken in any way.
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Having people lend a hand in service to neighbors is the “core” of what we do. That is how Frederic Ozanam started the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833. That is how our organization operates today, with neighborhood volunteer conferences, as well as program volunteers, providing services to neighbors. Volunteering is in our organizational DNA. St. Vincent de Paul started in North Seattle in 1920.
In our 96 years of work in King County, the poor and the vulnerable have come to know, trust and respect us because we strive to serve everyone. About 80 percent of the people we serve are non-Catholic.
We have thousands of books and it is time they got some fresh air outside. And it is time you got 50% discount on our books. So our Burien St. Vincent de Paul thrift store is staging our first St. Vinnie’s Patio Book Sale in honor of this great weather.
This will be taking place Wednesday, April 20 through Monday, April 25.
Address: St. Vinnie’s in Burien – 13445 First Avenue South Ave. S. P: 206.243.6370
Our tables will be overflowing with great book finds. This is an awesome sale you won’t want to miss!
Our Renton St. Vincent de Paul thrift store has launched a new section for young women customers. The strategy for this new area is to display junior girl clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories in location in our Renton store. We are aiming for young female customers from 12 to 20 something. The St. Vincent de Paul Renton store is located at 575 Rainier Ave. North in Renton. The phone number is 425.226.9426.
Celebrate Earth Week and create opportunities for others by donating your used electronics to St. Vincent de Paul or our computer recycling partner, Seattle-based Interconnection.org Your used electronics will either go to someone in need or be responsibly recycled! You can donate your electronics at any of our thrift store locations and help someone in need get connected!
Thrift Store Donation Drop Off
Seattle – 13555 Aurora Ave. N. 206.364.8495
Burien – 13445 1st Ave. S. 206.243.6370
Kenmore – 7304 NE Bothell Way 425.483.9497
Kent – 310 N. Central 253.277.0211
Renton – 575 Rainier Ave. No. 425.226.9426
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We are pleased to announce our community collaboration involving the artists A Gaul Culley and Staci Adman, the City of Kenmore, St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County, Kenmore Heritage Society, and local community partners.
This collaboration is creating a 188 foot long painted mural on the West Wall of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Kenmore, WA.
The Kenmore-St. Vincent Mural celebrates and tells the story of the cultural history of Kenmore. Our hope is that the mural will deepen the community’s sense of place. We also hope it will contribute to Kenmore’s 20-year vision of “a community that is inclusive and family friendly, with a small town feeling that fosters a sense of belonging and pride and supports local arts, culture and history.
For more information, visit www.svdpseattle.org/mural
Want to help our neighbors in need? Dine with Panda Express next Wednesday, April 20th, at this Burien location only: 15842 1st Avenue South. Come by between 2PM and 11PM. 20% of proceeds from customers who present the attached coupon goes to St. Vincent de Paul. This coupon applies to all eat-in and take-out orders.
The St. George Catholic Church Knights of Columbus have been very gracious to St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle King County (SVdP) for many years. Just recently the group donated $500.00 to SVdP for the organization to secure food to help needy families. Shown here is Jeff Kleppinger (right), of the Knights of Columbus from St. George, presenting Jim McFarland (left), of St. Vincent de Paul with the donation check.