Shop Local, Give Local: Meals on Wheels

Shop Locally, Act Locally, Give Locally

Meals on Wheels 5/15-5/22

We all want to live in vibrant communities, whether we are urbanites or prefer small town life. When we shop locally, or with independent retailers, we are making a choice to support our neighbors and neighborhoods. Shopping locally is a fun, easy and effective way to keep our communities vibrant. At Endless Knot, as an independent small business, we too make conscious purchasing choices, choosing local over chains and indy over corporate whenever possible.

Now we are also choosing to direct our donations locally. We have long been supporters of local service organizations, contributing to Dorothy Day House, Mary’s Place, Real Change, Nicklesville and other groups. We have also contributed to national and international efforts such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders and others.

These organizations are worthy, and, now more than ever, essential. But to act locally also means to give locally. Endless Knot pledges to support organizations that have a direct impact on the populations they serve in our Seattle community. Now you can help.

During the 3rd week of every month, visitors to our Belltown boutique will find a select rack of clothes designated “Shop Local, Give Local”. Every item on that rack will be sold for $20, and we will be donating that full $20 to our chosen organization. Great bargains for you, great causes supported. Win-Win.

This month, we are directing our donations to the Meals on Wheels program from Sound Generations. Sound Generations serves more than 83,000 older adults and adults with disabilities in King County. They provide seniors with meals, drive them to essential services, ease their loneliness and alleviate caregiver stress. They are committed to making people feel included and respected.

Sound Generations provides more than 6,000 older adults with food assistance. There are many circumstances that can make shopping or preparing food difficult for older adults. That’s where Meals on Wheels steps in, offering relief to seniors and caregivers by delivering reliable, nutritious meals on a weekly basis.

Budget cuts may have drastic impacts on the Meals on Wheels program. To learn more, please visit the Sound Generations website.

In the months to come we will be directing our donations from the “Shop Local, Give Local” rack to a wide variety of local organizations. These will include food banks, youth shelters, health clinics, women’s organizations and others. We welcome your suggestions for great community services that you believe deserve our support. And again, thanks for continuing to support women owned, independent, local small business.