As many are already aware, there’s a community effort to transform the area surrounding 37th and Edmunds into a more welcoming, usable, and inviting part of the neighborhood. The folks behind the Columbia City Gateway project sent out the following reminder that Giving Tuesday (a nice follow-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday) is a great opportunity to get involved with the project:
Many meaningful causes are probably reaching out to you for Giving Tuesday. If you are looking for a very local one with lasting impact, please consider the Columbia City Gateway.
This project will turn the neglected and unsightly corner of 37thand South Edmunds into a welcoming streetscape with a plaza and benches for community gathering. All contributions are tax deductible and will be matched dollar for dollar, thanks to a $ 100,000 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods. For the gift that keeps on giving (for decades), any $ 500 or higher tax deductible donation will received a 4-inch bronze medallion embedded in the project.
You can give directly right now at the Seattle Parks Foundation, or you can pick up a pledge form at the Columbia City Bakery or the Shirley Marvin Hotel.
We hope you will consider giving locally and become a Gateway Builder. For more information, visit Friends of Columbia City Gateway on Facebook