Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, located in Totem Lake, approved 20 grants, awarded 5 scholarships and donated money to one philanthropic organization who earned their ECA funds by providing volunteers at the shop for 2014.
The following 20 organizations received grant money:
Safe Kids Eastside $3,000
Assistance League® of the Eastside for Operation School Bell® $5,000
Eastside Baby Corner $5,000
Eastside Legal Services Program $5,000
Congregations for the Homeless $5,000
Friends of Youth $5,000
Studio East $5,000
Farms For Life $5,000
Raven Rock Ranch (sponsor a horse) $5,000
The Sophia Way $5,000
Bridge Disability Ministries (BDM) $5,000
Sibling House $5,000
Lil Bit Therapeutic Riders (sponsor a horse) $5,000
HERO House $5,000
Eastside Timebank $1,500
Three Cascadia Community College scholarships were awarded to the following students: Erin Gayatri ($2,000 for engineering), Mary Nystrom ($2,000 Human Service) and Simon Okelo ($2,000 Human Service).
Two Lake Washington Institute of Technology scholarships were awarded to the following students: Kenia Janson ($2,000 Human Service) and Elizabeth Penix ($2,000 Human Service).
Phi Beta Psi Philanthropic Organization earned $2,108.51 at the Thrift Shop by providing wonderful volunteers on the third Saturday of each month. They will use their earned funds for a cancer research service project.
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop located at 12451 116th Ave. NE in Kirkland, is an all-volunteer run thrift shop whose proceeds are donated back into the community through grants to 501(c)(3) organizations. Volunteers are always needed. Volunteering at this organization can be fun and rewarding. Clean, resalable donations can be dropped off at the shop during business hours Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm ECA now has extended hours on Fridays until 6:00pm. More information can be found on their website at www.ecathriftshop.org. Their telephone number is 425-825-1877 for any questions.
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop
12451 116th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Hours: Monday - Thursday and Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, July 4th, and New Year's Day