Your Capitol Hill Community Council hopes to continue the exciting service we’ve provided the community throughout 2015, but we can’t do it alone. We’ll need the support of our neighbors and friends in Capitol Hill – just like you – to help us celebrate a successful year and cast a vision for 2016, which reminded me of an experience when someone’s gift inspired me.
Last July, Reiny Cohen, at-large member of our Capitol Hill Community Council, and I spent an afternoon buying supplies to create 200 care packs for people experiencing homelessness in our neighborhood. With four days left before the event, we hadn’t raised the necessary amount needed to cover the costs. But we made a commitment to each other and our community to do this project.
Over the next four days, our council needed to raise twice as much money as had already been donated. Hope and optimism empowered us that Sunday as we gathered more than two cart loads of supplies – toothpaste, socks, chapstick, sunscreen, and more – from the U-District Dollar Tree.
2nd Annual Winter Celebration
Join us to affirm those values on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 PM at Vermillion (1508 11th Ave), along with special guests Speaker Frank Chopp, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, Seattle City Council members Tim Burgess, Lorena Gonzalez, and Kshama Sawant for an evening of celebration over food and drinks, music, and a spirit of community. We are also featuring raffle items – a linoleum rug courtesy of local artist Christopher Stearns of Westling Design and Capitol Hill Candle Co. We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters: Prime Sponsor Nyhus Communications, along with Windermere-Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, BANG Salon, Uncle Ike’s Glass & Goods, Abracadabra Printing, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Guenther Creative, QFC, Hot Cakes, Cafe Solstice, and Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, with special thanks to our media sponsors CHS Capitol Hill Seattle and Capitol Hill Times.
As our squeaky cart rolled up to the register, the man helping us grew curious about what we were doing. “Are you buying all of this to sell for a higher price somewhere else?” he asked with a half-serious grin, “Because sometimes people do that.” Continue reading