We all struggle with the amount of consumerism that is pushed upon us daily. We oscillate between wanting personality-reflecting tchotchkes and sharp shades for sunny days to never wanting to step food in a store again and eschewing capitalism altogether. I am I right?
Well, this upcoming weekend, August 20-21, 2016 I have a solution for you: the good ol’ fashion yard sale turned fundraiser for two super special vegan non-profits! Dozens of different people around Seattle have donated both utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing items for you to peruse, purchase, and treasure. Think:
- Vintage jewelry from the 50s, 60s, and 70s
- Trunk bike racks
- Furniture of varied styles from 80s end tables to hand carved screens
- Musical instruments
- Vintage sun glasses, scarves, and accessories
- Electronics – TVs, vintage stereo equipment, garmin navigation system, etc.
- Vinyl records from local bands
- Original and print art
- Vintage and vegan fashion (including new shoes)
- Toddler and pre-school toys
- Sports equipment
- Kitchen wares and gadgets
- High-end jogger stroller
SO MUCH AMAZING STUFF. Why would you go shopping for anything new when you can get stuff you both need and want, while supporting non-profits that are aligned with your values? Not familiar with VINE or Food Empowerment Project?
Oh, woh! Where to start? Well, first, I love all farmed animal sanctuaries, local, national, and global. They are part of a very important paradigm shift where animals and humans can experience a completely different relationship than the one of dominion that exists in just about every other circumstance. But VINE is even more unique. It is Eco-feminist founded and run and focuses its education on helping people understand the interlocking systems of oppression that both humans and non-human animals face. The sanctuary also lets it’s residents choose their friendships and doesn’t separate by species unless required for safely. Check them out on Facebook. Food Empowerment Project is the only vegan food justice non-profit that educates and does outreach on veganism, human rights issues, and environmental issues. They see our food system impacting all three and refuse to speak about food choices in a single issue way. If you don’t follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – you must! Also, check out the Washington Chapter for more local news.
So, now that you REALLY want to support these orgs and also get some sweet loot, here are the details:
When: Saturday and Sunday August 20-21, 2016
Time: 11 am to 5 pm both days
Where: 12051 Hiram Pl NE, Seattle, WA
Bring your friends! We’ll be having a good time! Get all the details, add it to your Facebook calendar, and stay up to date as photos of items are posted here.