Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesdays in Ballard: Give Back & Save

Tuesdays in Ballard is under way, and local businesses are banding together to make summer extra special. This week, the theme is Give Back. The folks at the In Ballard Merchants Association came up with the idea to collect donations for the Ballard Food Bank. We love this idea and we'll have a donation bin tomorrow.

Donate an item and we'll give you 
$5 off any purchase of $20 or more!

Laura Bee Designs staffer Debbie volunteers each week at the Ballard Food Bank, so I asked her what the most useful donations would be. She told me that hygiene items are always in great demand and short supply. Small sizes of toothpaste and brushes, razors, shampoo and the like make useful donations.

She also said that pet food, especially cat food, is much needed for those who struggle to feed their pets during tough times. Big bags of dry food work great; the bank repackages them into smaller quantities to give to many pet owners.

Even if you can't make it in to donate tomorrow, we hope that you'll consider donating to this wonderful local organization in the future.

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