West Seattle Food Bank & the Commitment of Tom’s Automotive Service

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At Tom’s Automotive Service, we take pride in being a part of the West Seattle community. For us, providing excellent automotive service is just one aspect of our commitment. We firmly believe that a strong community is built on the foundations of support, compassion, and giving back. That’s why, all year round, we actively engage in supporting the West Seattle Food Bank and various other initiatives that help our neighbors in need. We want to share the importance of giving back to the community of West Seattle and how you can join us in making a difference.

The West Seattle Food Bank

The West Seattle Food Bank plays a crucial role in our community. They are dedicated to ensuring that no one in West Seattle goes hungry. They provide emergency food, access to fresh produce, baby food, formula, and more to individuals and families in need. Their mission aligns perfectly with our values, and that’s why we have chosen to support them throughout the year.

We maintain a large collection basket at our service center, where our customers and anyone from the community can drop off donations. In return for their generous contributions, we offer a 10% discount, up to $20, on their automotive services. We’re proud to say that many have taken up this offer and have consistently filled our donation basket.

Food Donations

While the West Seattle Food Bank primarily focuses on food, they also accept other essential items that can greatly improve the lives of those in need. In addition to non-perishable food items, they welcome pet food and pet accessories, as well as baby food, formula, and diapers. These items are crucial for families with young children and pets who may struggle to make ends meet. Your contributions can make a significant difference in their lives.

Books are another item on their wish list. Reading is not only a source of education and entertainment but also a way to relieve stress and escape from life’s challenges. By donating books, you are helping to expand the world of possibilities for someone who may not have easy access to them.

Clothing and Personal Items

The West Seattle Food Bank also collects various clothing and personal items. This includes towels, new underwear, socks, men’s pants in sizes 30-36, men’s shirts in sizes small to large, work boots, spring jackets, backpacks, duffel bags, and suitcases with wheels. These items are essential for those who are transitioning out of homelessness or simply in need of basic clothing and personal items to maintain their dignity.

Sheets and blankets are also in high demand, especially during the cold winter months. Your donation can provide warmth and comfort to those who are struggling to make ends meet. Tents and sleeping bags are essential for individuals experiencing homelessness, as they provide a safe and warm place to sleep.

The Impact of Your Donations

You might be wondering how a few cans of food, a book, or a warm jacket can make a significant impact. The truth is, every small contribution adds up to create a powerful force for good. Together, as a community, we can bring about positive change. Here are some of the ways your donations can impact our community:

1. Alleviating Hunger: Canned food donations ensure that individuals and families have access to nutritious meals. Your donations help the West Seattle Food Bank provide food to those who might otherwise go hungry.

2. Supporting Families: Baby food, formula, diapers, and pet food can greatly ease the financial burden on struggling families, allowing them to provide for their little ones and furry companions.

3. Promoting Education: Donating books opens doors to education and knowledge, offering an opportunity for personal growth and empowerment.

4. Restoring Dignity: Clothing, personal items, and bedding provide individuals with the basics they need to maintain their dignity and self-worth.

5. Providing Shelter: Tents and sleeping bags offer safety and comfort to those experiencing homelessness, especially during the harsh winter months.

Join Us in Making a Difference

You don’t need to be a customer at Tom’s Automotive Service to participate in our community support initiative. We welcome anyone from the West Seattle community to drop off their donations in our collection basket. Your contributions, whether they be canned food, books, clothing, or other essentials, will go directly to the West Seattle Food Bank to support those in need.

At Tom’s Automotive Service, we understand the power of community and the importance of giving back. Supporting the West Seattle Food Bank and various other community initiatives is not just a responsibility; it’s a privilege. We are immensely grateful to our customers and the entire West Seattle community for their generosity and commitment to making our neighborhood a better place.

We encourage everyone to get involved, whether it’s through donations of food, clothing, or personal items, or simply by spreading the word about our initiative. By coming together as a community, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need. Join us in making West Seattle a more compassionate and supportive place for all. Together, we can create positive change.