Craftivism – Crafting for good
A national organization that collects handmade quilts for children in need. The quilts are brought to area hospitals, summer camps and anywhere children need the special warmth of a handmade quilt or blanket created by a network of “blanketeers.”
Giving by gardening
Started out as an Italian family farm in the early 1900’s. When the Marra family stopped working the land, they gave it to the city, under one condition – it remain land for community farming forever. And it is – with the help of many non-profits and volunteers. Nearby schoolchildren have their own plots, families grow their own food and community members donate their harvest to local food banks.
Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle
Collects and harvests food from the community of Southwest Seattle for local food banks. One method they harvest food is by gleaning fruit trees from neighbors who can’t eat all the fruit themselves. Gleaning is the act of collecting a little extra harvest for those in need and has been actually been a part of our communities for centuries.
A home for everyone
Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County
Most people are familiar with Habitat for Humanity, but many people I run into don’t realize that they have a lot of activity building homes for low-income families throughout the city of Seattle.