This is the time of year when we reflect, consider our families and friends and often become a little kinder to each other. Sometimes the energy is festive and sometimes hectic, but generally joyful. It is a time we let our hearts open a little more.
This December we have many opportunities for festivities! The Central Area Senior Center Annual Gala is being held at our own Center on 30th Ave. S. There is still time to purchase a ticket or perhaps even a table to join in a fabulous holiday celebration! It promises to be as grand as in the past and an opportunity to connect with your neighbors—maybe even kick up those dancing shoes and dust off your tux. Call the Center for ticket prices and further information.
Our own Leschi Community Council is having our annual holiday party at our first-Wednesday-of-the-month gathering at 7pm on Wednesday, December 6. All residents are welcome and what a great opportunity for new Leschi dwellers to see what we are all about.
In the spirit of reaching out with a helping hand, you need look no further than The Giving Garland at Leschi Elementary. (Sponsored by the Leschi PTA for the past 7 years.) The Leschi homeless student population is one of the highest in the Seattle Public Schools. The Giving Garland is an opportunity to assist our own with gift cards to stores like Target, Safeway, Grocery Outlet, Old Navy, Wal-Mart and a wide variety of additional gifting options—one can give a little or a lot. Go to wish lists on Amazon, and search for “Giving Garland.” We will post the full information on the LCC website.
We are a community and we want to always reach out to those who may be too shy to ask for a helping hand or someone to rake leaves or shovel snow. Be Kind. Be Aware. Be Generous. Be Brave. Be Safe.
~Janice Merrill Brown