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Wallingford Community Organizations
The Wallingford Chamber works to increase awareness of local businesses and services, foster communication among local businesses and institutions, provide members with educational resources and interacts with local government and other agencies to enhance our neighborhood identity. The Chamber sponsors many important and visible Wallingford events, including the Annual Business Expo, the Art Walk, Spring Clean and the annual neighborhood SeaFair Parade and Festival. Membership in the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce carries many additional benefits for our business community. Visit our website to find out more.
The Wallingford Community Senior Center provides programs and services to foster healthy, active aging and living, and helps build community across generations through positive connections, conversations and learning. The WCSC serves North-Central & North-East Seattle neighborhoods (where aging services are thin) and needs volunteers for both organizational / planning / community building work and also hands-on, direct program or service roles. Give through EIN 91-1631962.
The Wallingford Community Council acts as fiscal sponsor for several local organizations and works with city government on land use, transportation, and parks- all we want is for you to show up to our meetings (first Wednesday every month, 7-9 PM, room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center).
Sustainable Wallingford fosters activities that improve the self reliance of our neighborhood and lesson our environment impact. They are currently working on a neighborhood plan update.
Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to grow food organically in order to support our local food system, conserve natural resources, and build a healthier community. Tilth has more than 700 individuals volunteer each year by working in our learning gardens, helping with classes, supporting community events, and assisting in the office. Give through EIN 94-3261971.
Human Service Organizations in Wallingford
FamilyWorks provides a food bank which delivers food to people in need and a resource center which provides parenting programs, playgroups, elementary school tutoring, toys, books, and childrens’ clothing. FamilyWorks relies on Wallingford volunteers in the food bank, as school tutors, to provide childcare during classes, and to coordinate food drives. Give through EIN 91-1757277.
Solid Ground, formerly the Fremont Public Association, helps low income families meet their needs and realize their dreams by providing 30 programs for housing, case management, financial assistance, legal advocacy, food systems support, nutritional education, and transportation. Solid Ground relies on Wallingford volunteers to grow vegetable starts and produce for our Lettuce Link program, to phone bank for lobbying efforts, to work at our community farm, and to tutor kids who live in transitional housing. Give through EIN 23-7421892.
The Wallingford Boys and Girls Club provides a safe and positive place for youth to go after school, with three licensed child care centers and a free drop-in program on 45th Street that serves more than 250 kids each year, most of whom would be home alone if we were not available to provide homework help, games, small group activities, service opportunities, and a daily snack. The Wallingford Boys and Girls Club mostly serves kids from the local schools or the neighborhood, and needs volunteers for program support, mentoring, special events, and their advisory board. Give through EIN 91-0532600.
Other Organizations in Wallingford
InterConnection recycles and donates used electronics, so bring your old laptop or desktop there and do your house and the world some good.
PEPs provides social groups for new parents, so you can finally share those stories about poo that your other friends don’t care to hear.
Snow Leopard Trust – Founded in Wallingford in 1981 the Snow Leopard Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the elusive and endangered snow leopard of Central Asia, while simultaneously supporting the fragile economy of rural herding communities living alongside the snow leopard. Our office headquarters are located at the Good Shepherd Center and we also have a lovely little retail store at the main level of the center which is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 – 5:30.