It’s time again for a special SEAPAX tradition ,our annual holiday party. This yearly event is an opportunity to socialize with RPCV’s and their families and friends, to share stories and recollections and generally have a great time. Part of the tradition is a donation drive at the party to benefit local organizations that help those in need. This year we will be collecting apparel for Treehouse, an organization which assists foster children and youth ,or nonperishable grocery items for a local food bank. See Donations information below. And we’ll be selling the famous RPCV international calendars, with all proceeds going to support the SEAPAX Small Grants program.
When: Saturday, December 6, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: home of Lillian Baer and Arlene Mitchell, 2502 25th Ave W (corner of W. Smith St. and 25th Ave. W) Seattle 98119, in the Magnolia neighborhood.
Bring: food or beverage to share, along with any serving ware. Please label food ingredients to help those with food allergies or restrictions.You are welcome to bring your own cup, plate, and eating utensils. Please label ingredients of food items to help those with food allergies
Donate: item of teen-friendly clothing, school supplies; or nonperishable foods
Help: volunteers to set up and clean up, and to deliver donations after the party. To sign up, send an email to: email@example.com
This year’s recipient group, Treehouse has been providing education and support since 1988 to help improve the life chances for foster kids in King County, who number about 1400 on any given day. With the foster care clothing allowance at $200/year, Treehouse’s Wearhouse clothing bank helps fill the gap. But items for teens, for whom appearances matter most, are often in short supply. We will be collecting new or gently-used on-trend clothing in all sizes , for guys and gals, as well as school supplies. Suggestions: skinny jeans; tops and graphic tees; hoodies; Seahawks and Sounders gear; accessories of all types ( hats, scarves, gloves, purses, costume jewelry, etc.); as well as new underwear, hosiery, or pajamas. If you’re an RPCV of the Millennial generation, you may have additional ideas for donations.
Alternately, you can bring nonperishable items to be donated to a local food bank.
How to get there
Directions to 2502 25th Ave. W, from our hosts:
We are on the corner of 25th Ave W. and W. Smith St. It is the NE corner, you see only one level from 25th. We are next to a three story modern red and brown house. There is parking on/near all four corners, up and down the streets.
From 15th Ave NW:
- Take Dravus off of 15th, pass QFC on the right, Starbucks and Red Mill on the left), then overpass is over the RR tracks, then a light with Arco gas station. Continue up the hill on Dravus to 25th, take a left, and go 4 blocks (pass Armor, Raye, Halliday, then Smith. We are on the left, at the corner of Smith.
- Take Magnolia bridge (right off of 15th (Elliott), follow up and into Magnolia, first right after bridge onto Thorndyke, slight right still on Thorndyke Ave, few blocks down the boulevard and take the left just after Boston, angle onto Thorndyke Place, up onto 24th, the left on Smith, up to next corner, house is on the right .
If you get lost, do not despair or spend time wandering or wondering; call us 206-393-2282 or 206-913-3382 and tell us where you are, and we will direct you here.
Carpooling is encouraged. Find a ride or offer a ride through the SEAPAX Facebook page or Yahoo list. Links at “Connect with SEAPAX “ on our website.
Transit: The party location is served by bus routes #24 and 33. Consult Metro’s Trip Planner for directions.