Good News to Share
LCFF is excited to continue to expand our ability to better serve our local businesses and build Community in Lake City. On February 12th Mayor Durkan announced the recipients of the 2018 Only in Seattle grant initiative. Lake City future first was one of several neighborhoods that received funding from this program through the Office of Economic Development. The grant will help to continue to support local small businesses, convene community and help to establish opportunities throughout the Lake City Community. For additional information on the grant and allocations please visit: Only In Seattle. Within the grant is $5,000 to help support outreach within our immigrant and refugee populations to build capacity to help ensure that the voices of our diverse Lake City are at the table.
- LCFF received $15,000 dollars from the City and private foundations to continue and expand the work of our Lake City youth and local artists mural projects.
- LCFF was able to secure office space on the LCW corridor just north of Elliott Bay Brewery to increase our presence and make information more available – Look for us to open sometime in March of 2018.
- LCFF also received funding from the “Put Arts in the Park” program to once again provide entertainment in our 125th Street Mini Park as well as Albert Davis Park this spring and summer. This program is funded through the Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
LCFF is excited to be able to continue and improve our service within the community and are very proud of the investments being made in our work. There is much more on the horizon and we hope to share more good news soon. Thank you to all our partners and supporters and all those that live, work and recreate in Lake City.
Empty Bowls Event and the Impact of Sam’s Club Closure
Join North Helpline for their ninth annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday February 25th, from 1:00-4:00pm, at St Matthew’s Parish (1240 NE 127th St, Seattle, WA 98125).
Tickets are available: Purchase Tickets Here
“North Helpline is proud to host its 9th annual Empty Bowls silent auction fundraiser. All profits raised from the event support the efforts of our Emergency Services and Food Bank to make sure our neighbors have food on the table and a roof overhead.
Select a hand crafted bowl created by local students and artisans. Enjoy live music while savoring a meal of soup, salad, bread, and dessert from local restaurants. Purchase a unique gift for a friend or loved one in our silent auction. All this while helping keep our neighbors in need housed and fed.
It may come as a surprise to some to learn that the impact of the closing of Sam’s Club will have a significant effect on North Helpline and our neighbors in need.
North Helpline Director, Kelly Brown, indicated that the loss of food source and funding from Sam’s Club is the biggest single setback they could have encountered.
Continue reading “North Helpline Needs Your Support”
Trees for Seattle in Partnership with Forterra
Saturday, February 10
10 am – 12 pm
Meeting Place: Jackson Park Golf Course
Parking Lot (NE 135th St and 11th Ave NE)
Come spend your Saturday morning with Tree
Ambassador Vinnie and Roslyn as they take you
through the first section of this three-part hike on the
Jackson Park Trail. Learn some interesting facts
about the trail as well the native, non-native and
This is section contains steep hills and muddy
terrain, so please wear appropriate footwear.
The following is information from the Northeast Seattle Tool Library
“Dear NESTL Members Past and Present,
We are incredibly happy to announce that we have a new home! We have agreed in principle to lease the bottom half of the LaVilla dairy building at 10228 Fischer Pl NE, just east of Lake City Way, north of NE 98th. This space has many great features, including room for a dedicated shop space, extra space for tool storage, and plenty of parking. The upstairs office space will be leased by CB Construction, with whom we look forward to collaborating. Continue reading “Northeast Seattle Tool Library Finds New Home”