Drive collects school supplies

Westgate Chapel Emergency Services is collecting donations of school supplies for low-income Edmonds-area students.

School supplies may be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Donations will be accepted through Aug. 22.

The supplies will be distributed to families registering at the food bank on Aug. 25.

For details, call Margaret Smith at 425-775-2776 or e-mail

Seniors seek items for sale

The Lake Stevens Senior Center needs small items (no clothing, electronics or furniture) for a garage sale in September.

Donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and noon Aug. 12 and Aug. 26 at the Senior Community Center, 1814 Main St. Call 425-335-5158.

Center to discuss recruiting volunteers

East County Senior Center has scheduled a meeting to discuss recruiting volunteers who want to help the elderly and disabled in their homes.

It will be 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the center, located at 824 Village Way in Monroe.

For details, contact Krysta Gibson at 360-794-6359 or Jim Bloss at 425-231-5186.

Recycle cell phones this month

August is “Recycle Your Old Cell Phone” month at the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women.

Bring your old cell phones to the New &Again thrift shop at 3116 Rucker Ave. in Everett, or visit for other locations in the county.

If you are interested in organizing a cell phone collection point, contact Kae at 425-259-2827, ext. 12 or e-mail

Pitch in around county on Sept. 16

Volunteers are encouraged to register for United Way of Snohomish County’s Day of Caring on Sept. 16.

Team up with your co-workers, your family, your neighbors and more than 1,000 other volunteers to participate in projects such as painting, building, cleaning and reading to kids. Sign up at by Aug. 12 for projects submitted by local nonprofit organizations.

Each volunteer will receive a custom T-shirt designed by Emily Ford, a junior at Snohomish High School.

For details, contact United Way’s Volunteer Center at 425-921-3459 or e-mail

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