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Reusable Tote Bag Drive

Donate your extra reusable bags to benefit Family Works Food Bank.
Reusable Tote Bag Drive

reusable shopping bag

Did you know that the city of Seattle’s plastic bag ban goes into effect on July 1st? This is great news for the Puget Sound and sea animals of all varieties. Plastic bags tend to end up in the ocean, where they can be mistaken for jellyfish and other food by turtles, sea lions, whales and birds. *Also, plastic bags are made of petroleum products and natural gas and thus are another way we are using up our petroleum resources.

However, if you go grocery shopping in the rain (and we all do!), paper bags can be a pain. So dig out that collection of reusable tote bags and get them ready for action. While you’re at it, donate a few to the clients at FamilyWorks food bank.

CoolMom, a group of moms working together to save the planet, is hosting a reusable tote bag drive at four locations now through June 15th. You can find donation bins for new or used tote bags at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (Blue Building), John Stanford International School, TOPS School, and Bagley Elementary. The CoolMoms will wash all donated bags and deliver them to FamilyWorks, where your generosity will be greatly appreciated!

Questions? Please contact Kimberly.

*Other facts about plastic bags can be found here on our website.

Online Auction LIVE!

Start your bidding for our online auction today. Bidding will resume at our May 19th event, so come to our event this Saturday and get that one of kind item you have been looking for.
Online Auction LIVE!

May 19th

The CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle online Auction is live. Bidding has begun and will resume at our May 19th event. Don't forget to RSVP and Purchase your tickets hereSee details below.

A Sampling of our Silent Auction items,

  • a year's worth of Organic Valley product
  • One of a Kind Encaustic Art
  • Alki Kayak Tours
  • Cedar Grove Compost and Tomato Starts

To bid go here to our online auction.


Hosted by
The Eby Family
4106 SW Findlay Street, Seattle 98136
Saturday, May 19th, 2 to 5 PM

Meet our CoolMom & SWS community and enjoy hors d' oeuvres, afternoon libations, and live music. Show your support through silent and live auction bidding, 50/50 raffle and direct donation.


Buy your tickets here


Please show your support and volunteer at our event. There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from here. Volunteers will receive a free CoolMom T-shirt and a free raffle ticket.

Hope to see you there!

Climate Reality Presentation

North Seattle CoolMom is hosting the Climate Reality Project, created by Al Gore on May 17th at 7:30 pm. You won't want to miss this!
Climate Reality Presentation

May 17th

Climate Reality Project Chairman and Founder, former Vice President Al Gore, has personally trained more than 3,000 people to deliver a multimedia presentation based on the Climate Reality Project worldwide event, 24 Hours of Reality. This is a powerful story about how climate change is affecting us now and what we can do to solve it.

You will hear about how climate change is affecting us around the world and at home. You'll engage your community and ask questions. You'll learn about the reality we face and what we can do. And we think you'll have some fun in the process - wine and snacks provided plus stimulating company, of course!

Join our North Seattle CoolMoms and RSVP to Jenny at to attend the May 17th presentation by the Climate Reality Project.


313 NW 81st Street, Seattle, WA 98117


Contact Brooke Doyle at
Thank you and hope to see you there!

Tea Fundraiser- Buy Your Tickets Today!

CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle are having a Tea Fundraiser on May 19th. Buy your tickets today!
Tea Fundraiser- Buy Your Tickets Today!

May 19th

Join CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle at our Tea Fundraiser in celebration of our two non-profits sharing common values of building healthy families and sustainable communities.

The event will be hosted by the Eby Family, at their beautiful Colonial home at 4106 SW Findlay St. on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

You will enjoy relaxing outdoors amongst the manicured gardens nibbling on tea sandwiches and cookies perusing the silent auction items. If wine is to your liking, we will be serving an assortment of delightful reds and whites to choose from. For those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, we will also be serving tea, coffee, and juice. The Live Auction will follow with a brief introduction of our organizations and then a 'raise the paddle' to support a project designated by each organization.

Silent Auction Highlight

For a brief preview of our silent auction line up, here are a few silent auction items you can expect to see:
100 Daffodil planting
Alki Kayak Tours
Wild Horse Solar and Wind Farm Tour with lunch for 8
Wine Cellar- 10 unique wines

RSVP & Tickets:

$20 Tickets for Early Bird on or before May 10th at Brown Paper Tickets


Please show your support and volunteer several hours to raise money for our two deserving non-profits. There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from here. Volunteers will receive a free CoolMom T-shirt and a free raffle ticket.

Can’t Make It?

Please consider supporting our efforts with your thoughtful donation to CoolMom or Sustainable West Seattle.




You Gave BIG!

On May 2nd you gave big during Seattle Foundation's largest community giving. Our community came together to raise $7.4 million in 24 hours!
You Gave BIG!

thank you!

CoolMom is grateful for all those who gave big on May 2nd. We were able to surpass our goal of $2000 which will support our Think Outside the Car project and help start Walking School Buses, Bike Programs and No-Idle Campaigns in Elementary Schools.

CoolMom was also the recipient of a Golden Ticket thanks to the donation by Kirsten A. of West Seattle! We are thankful for the support of our membership and others that gaveBIG to CoolMom on May 2nd. What an inspiring community we have! A special thanks to the Seattle Foundation and all the GiveBIG sponsors! And a huge thank you to all the Seattle Foundation Staff for all your hard work!

To see the full giveBIG story go here.


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Helene F.
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Charlie C.
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Maris S.
Kristy R.
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Julie M.
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