The Phinney Neighborhood Association has compiled a very long list of businesses inside and outside our neighborhood that are helping to raise funds for businesses, employees and residents affected by last Wednesday’s explosion in downtown Greenwood. That list is being continually updated, so please check it often. Here are a few fundraisers happening this week:
Chuck’s Hop Shop, 656 NW 85th St., is hosting an all-day fundraiser today (Monday), and will donate 100 percent of draft sales and growler proceeds.
Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way, is hosting an all-ages fundraiser for G&O Family Cyclery, which is adjacent to the three demolished businesses and sustained heavy damage. Fifty percent of all beer sales from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday and funds from a raffle will benefit the bike shop. Raffle drawings will take place at 6:30 p.m. and 8 pm. Cycle Dogs (pedal-powered vegan hot dog cart) will be on site from 6-10 p.m. and will donate 100 percent of its revenue.
Magic Magpie Studio henna artist and Greenwood resident Antoinette is hosting “Henna For Greenwood” from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Makeda & Mingus, 153 N. 78th St. All proceeds will go to the Greenwood Relief Fund, with Makeda & Mingus matching every penny.
Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., is donating 20 percent of all sales Wednesday. The restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is having a week-long silent auction of neighborhood storefront paintings by Mark O’Malley, whose art has been for sale at the bookstore this past year. His painting of Mr. Gyros and Neptune Coffee sold last year, but he’s offered to create another one. There will be plenty of other paintings of iconic neighborhood stores to bid on. The silent auction closes Friday night. Everything over $50 for each painting will be donated to the relief fund. And Phinney Books is donating all proceeds from Friday’s sales (beyond what it cost to buy the books). (Update Tuesday: KING 5 saw this post and did a nice story last night on the art auction at Phinney Books.)
Tanya, the Phinney resident who purchased the Mr. Gyros and Neptune painting last year and is now living temporarily in Japan, emailed us a photo of the painting, which hangs proudly on her wall.
Greenwood Fred Meyer is donating all the proceeds from their coin boxes at cash registers.
Verity Credit Union and Taproot Theatre are holding a raffle for two gift baskets, with tickets to Taproot and gift cards to Naked City Brewery & Taphouse. Stop by the Verity branch at 8533 Greenwood Ave. N. to purchase raffle tickets.
Hooyman Family Chiropractic, 143 NW 85th St., is donating 20 percent of all proceeds in March and April to the relief fund.
Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., is collecting donations and will match the first $500.
The PNA was selling its whimsical holiday monkeys as a fundraiser for the fund and has already sold out, raising $11,000 for the Greenwood Relief fund.
Greenwood Elementary School families selling the “Show Greenwood Some Love” shirts raised $4,100 in just a few hours during Friday night’s Artwalk. Another batch of T-shirts will be available this week.
There is a GoFundMe just for G & O Family Cyclery. So far it’s raised more than $33,000.
Another GoFundMe account was started hours after the explosion by a community member with all proceeds going to employees of affected businesses (the PNA became the fiscal sponsor): So far it’s raised more than $45,000.
Tax-deductible donations can be made through the PNA’s Greenwood Relief Fund.
A few days ago the Green Lake Community Council donated $500 to the PNA’s Greenwood Relief Fund.
The Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), Greenwood’s tutoring and writing center, is about to publish “Encyclopedia Greenwoodia,” with stories by BFI students and professional writers. (The very first piece in the book, written by a BFI student, is about Mr. Gyros.) They’ve decided to increase the publication run and have pledged 100 percent of the profits to the Greenwood Relief Fund. The book will be available in mid-April.
Numerous neighborhood businesses are collection sites for the Greenwood Relief Fund. Check the PNA’s special webpage for a complete list.