March 17, 2015
I spend a lot of time thinking about local people and things, and I’d like to point out some of them here.
Kudos to the parents of young Maddie Sprague, Jeannie and Colin Sprague who met Maddie when she was only a couple of weeks old. Although they knew about her health problems — she had open-heart surgery the day she was born — they adopted her anyway.
January 20, 2015
The move first was announced in December 2013. Now, after months of planning and remodeling work, Value Village is ready to open in the former Albertson’s supermarket space.
The store, at Southeast 56th Street and East Lake Sammamish Parkway, will open its doors at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 19.
A large network of thrift stores, Value Village operates off donations of clothes, housewares, appliances, kitchen items and so on. The items are resold for charity, particularly Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Puget Sound, according to information released by Value Village.
Instead of going to landfills, unused items are recycled or sent to developing countries. Read more
April 5, 2014
NEW – 6 a.m. April 5, 2014
The Northwest Center will kick off a monthlong clothing drive with a special “Big Blue Sunday” event April 6 in Sammamish.
Residents who get a jump start on spring cleaning by bringing donations of clothes and shoes to the donation center’s truck parked at the Pine Lake QFC that day will be registered to win a $100 gift card to Value Village.
People who donate will also receive free gifts at the event which kicks off The Big Blue Closet Clean Out, an effort to get locals to donate clothing and shoes to help the Northwest Center provide education and job training to people with developmental disabilities.
The Sammamish event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Lake QFC, 2902 228th Ave. S.E.
July 2, 2013
Value Village may be moving into the empty Albertsons building on East Lake Sammamish Parkway.
According to the city’s Development Services Department, executives from the Bellevue-based, for-profit thrift store held a pre-application meeting the week of June 17.
“They are in the feasibility stage on this,” Development Services associate planner Jason Rogers said. “They came in because they wanted to see what it would take to move them in there.”