Now Collecting Donations for Camp 2nd Chance
Canna West is collecting donations from its community and customers, now through Christmas Day, for Camp 2nd Chance (C2C), a Tiny House Village providing emergency shelter for an average of 50 people. The site is managed by its residents in partnership with the Low Income Housing Institute and is funded by the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department as part of the City’s emergency response to homelessness.
“There are so many different homeless programs that need community support and Camp 2nd Chance is one of those that not only needs West Seattle’s help, but also one that is making a real impact on the lives of the people it works with,” said Canna owner and founder Maryam Mirnateghi. “We are happy to be able to help support their efforts by collecting donations, it’s a great way for us to share our open nature as a business and consistent with how we feel about contributing to our community.”
What types of items is C2C in need of? First and foremost, together C2C residents have organized their own community supported, holiday fun; a spirited contest for the best holiday door decorations for each of their tiny homes. Their contest for the “Best Holiday Door” will be held at the Tiny Home Village on December 20th, and prizes awarded to the winners.
Christmas decorations, so long as they are not perishable, can be dropped off starting today at Canna West Seattle on California Avenue or at its sister store, The Culture Shop, which is located directly across the street.
In addition to Christmas decorations, C2C is seeking the following items (LIHI donation guidelines included):
Clothing Items, Towels, and Bedding: should be new or gently worn, nothing with stains or rips, and should be recently cleaned before donation. NO used underwear.
Furniture: needs to be approved before donation, due to the size limitations within our Tiny Houses and apartment buildings, we will just need to confirm the dimensions of your items will actually fit within our spaces.
Cleaning Supplies, and Hygiene Products: should be UNOPENED, and travel sized or relatively small, with a preference for gender neutral items so all folks feel comfortable.
Books, Art Supplies, Household Items, Miscellaneous items: should be in good condition, gently used or new, and clearly labeled with its intended purpose (i.e. art supplies should be packaged or labeled as ‘art supplies’).
“We are so thankful for the West Seattle community’s continued generosity,” said LIHI Community Outreach Coordinator Anne Williamson. “No donation is too small to warrant appreciation. However, please consider the following when donating – if it is something you would not want to use, wear or touch anymore, then our residents probably won’t want to either.”
If you have any questions about dropping off donations at Canna West locations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.