Taste of Queen Anne benefit for Queen Anne Helpline is October 21st

Get your tickets today for the annual Taste of Queen Anne, a benefit for the Queen Anne Helpline. The shindig takes place at St Anne Church’s Banchero Hall on October 21st, from 6:30pm to 10pm.

Over 20 local restaurants will be serving their signature dishes, including:

Plus, live entertainment from the Tim Kennedy Trio and a live auction with amazing prizes.

Tickets can be purchased individually, as a table of 8, or as a sponsor. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 per table. All proceeds benefit the Queen Anne Helpline.


October brings 4th Annual Fall Coat Drive to benefit Queen Anne Helpline

For the 4th year in a row, local Queen Anne resident Stephanie Kastner is running a Coat Drive for the Queen Anne Helpline. Last year’s drive resulted in 221 coats, and donating is easy.

Starting October 1st and running until October 31st, the Coat Drive will be accepting coats at the Queen Anne (1630 Queen Anne Ave N) and Magnolia (2236 32nd Ave W) branches of Umpqua Bank.

Help out the Helpline by donating new or gently used coats to the coat drive, just in time for the change of seasons.

Buy a glassybaby and help the Queen Anne Helpline

Apparently there was a glassybaby sale yesterday at Macrina Bakery, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Queen Anne Helpline. We didn’t get the news, but if you missed out, don’t despair! You can order glassybabies online through Wednesday, August 23rd and glassybaby will donate 10% of your purchase to Queen Anne Helpline.

To purchase, go to glassybaby and enter the code “qahelpline” when you check out.

Spend Saturday in the neighborhood at Queen Anne Day

The annual Queen Anne Day festival is just two days away, this Saturday, July 15th. This year, Queen Anne Day is one jam-packed day of fun, local shopping, and a run around the Crown of Queen Anne.

Start your day with the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run. Haven’t registered yet? Don’t worry, you can do so the morning of the run. The Fun Run starts at 8am sharp at Queen Anne Lutheran Church at 8th Ave W & W McGraw St, and ends in front of Coe Elementary on 7th Ave W. Start your day circling the top of the hill, then spend the rest of the day checking out the festivities at Big Howe Park and along Queen Anne Ave N:

Next up, the family-friendly Queen Anne Day festival at Little Howe Field, next to the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave W). Expect food vendors, a beer, wine & cider garden, live music, and activities for all ages.

And, finally, the Sidewalk Sale along Queen Anne Ave N. Starting at 10am, the Sidewalk Sale includes great deals and samples from Queen Anne businesses. You can check out participating shops here.

Stick around Queen Anne this Saturday to celebrate the neighborhood with festivities all day long!

Registration for the annual Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run/Walk is open!

It may not feel like summer yet, but it’ll happen soon enough. And, with summer comes the annual Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run/Walk. Run or walk with your neighbors around the Crown of Queen Anne on Saturday, July 15th, and help the Helpline at the same time!

The annual event is a tradition on Queen Anne, drawing roughly 600 walkers and runners. The Fun Run starts at 8am and its followed by Queen Anne Day events like the annual Festival and Sidewalk Sale. You can start your day circling the top of the hill, then spend the rest of the day checking out the festivities at Big Howe Park and along Queen Anne Ave N.

Register in advance online, at the Queen Anne Farmers Market on June 29th, July 6th, and July 13th, or the Magnolia Farmers Market June 24. If you wait to register until the day of the Fun Run, on-site registration starts at 7am.

Registration is $35 for adults, $40 for day-of-on-site registration. All registered walkers and runners get a t-shirt (while they last). Kids under 5 are free, and you can get a kids’ t-shirt for $10.

The Fun Run starts at Queen Anne Lutheran Church at 8th Ave W & W McGraw St, and ends in front of Coe Elementary on 7th Ave W. Register today and join your neighbors on a Saturday stroll or run around the hill!

Get ready to shred & recycle at free Saturday event

This Saturday, March 25th, Windermere Queen Anne brings its annual shredding and electronics recycling event to Coe Elementary. The service is free and you can also bring along clothing donations for the Queen Anne Helpline (adult sizes only please) at the same time.

As we near the end of tax season, take some time to pull together any documents for secure on-site shredding. The electronics recycling takes old computers, TVs, monitors, and batteries.

Swing by Coe Elementary this Saturday between 10am and 1pm for the free event. The dropoff area will be on 6th Ave W between W McGraw St and W Smith St, and it’s a fast, easy, and free way to purge your house of papers and old electronics!

Queen Anne Helpline seeks new Board Members

The Queen Anne Helpline has open positions on its Board. You can learn more about the Helpline’s mission and current board members here. If you’re interested in serving on the Board of an impactful local nonprofit, check out their listing below:

Interested in giving back to your community? Looking for a way to make a meaningful impact? Queen Anne Helpline, a community based social service agency, has openings for new board members. We are interested in individuals who have strong local connections (Queen Anne, SLU and Magnolia) and with Development and/or Events Management experience. To learn more send an email to Lisa Moore, Executive Director: lisa@queenannehelpline.org.

Queen Anne Helpline Christmas Tree Lot opens this Saturday

QA Helpline Tree SignWait! Don’t rush out and buy your Christmas tree on Black Friday! Wait one more day and buy it at the annual Queen Anne Helpline Christmas Tree Lot. The tree lot opens this Saturday and runs through December 18th – or when they run out of trees. And, this year, they are expecting a shortage of trees so shop early for the best selection.

The Queen Anne Helpline partners with Boy Scout Troop 72 for the tree lot, with all proceeds benefitting Helpline programs that assist neighbors in need. Volunteers staff the lot, and it’s a great way to get a tree right here on Queen Anne, help others, and probably see a neighbor or two!

The tree lot will be in the north parking lot of the Upper Queen Anne Safeway, alongside Boston St.

Take note of the operating times and shop early before the trees disappear!

Mondays through Thursdays: 2pm to 8 pm
Friday: 2pm to 9 pm
Saturdays: 9am to 9pm
Sundays: 9am to 8pm

Make plans now to swing by the Queen Anne Helpline Christmas Tree Lot for your holiday tree needs!

Queen Anne Helpline’s Holiday Groceries for Families: pick up extras while you shop this week!

Helpline logoFollowing the success of its Thanksgiving Groceries for Seniors program, the Queen Anne Helpline is launching a new program for at-risk families with children. The Helpline aims to deliver 100 holiday food bags to local families via its new Holiday Groceries for Families program.

While you’re out shopping this week for Thanksgiving groceries, consider signing up to volunteer for the program. The Helpline has provided a list of non-perishable food items for the program, all you have to do is sign up, pick out the grocery items, and drop them by the Helpline office at 311 W McGraw St.

Pre-qualified families can pick up the groceries between December 1st and December 22nd, so getting the groceries to the Helpline in the week following Thanksgiving is key.

A gift card for purchasing perishables such as dairy, meat and produce will be included in each grocery bag. The Helpline needs donors and volunteers to provide food and/or pack the bags – all you need to do is sign up here.

If you have questions, you can call the Helpline at 206-282-1540, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm, or visit their website. Thanks for helping the Helpline!

Queen Anne Helpline’s Thanksgiving for Seniors volunteer program is back

Helpline logoThanksgiving is next Thursday, it’ll be here before you know it. As you plan your holiday grocery shopping, you can also help local seniors enjoy the holiday, thanks to the Queen Anne Helpline and its partnership with All Saint’s Church. Following on the success of last year’s Thanksgiving for Seniors, the Helpline is repeating the program and seeking both donations and volunteers to make it a success.

Via the program, low-income seniors in Queen Anne, Magnolia and South Lake Union can sign up to have a bag of groceries delivered to their door the day before Thanksgiving.

You can donate specified food items from the Queen Anne Helpline’s list or volunteer to pack grocery bags or deliver groceries to local seniors.

Go to this site today to sign up, slots are filling up fast!