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Resources to Help You Prepare for Wet Weather

Seattle’s reputation may be a rainy one, but did you know that the Emerald City only receives an average of 38 inches of precipitation a year? That’s about the same as the national average. Our reputation for precipitation comes from the fact that we have a higher number of days… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle can Help Pay Your Electric and Utility Bills

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Traducción Española | dịch tiếng Việt | 中文翻譯  | 한국어 번역 | Tarjumaadda Af-Soomaaliga | የአማርኛ ትርጉም COVID-19 has affected Seattle residents in many ways. Many people, including older adults and families, are facing tough times due to job loss. The City of Seattle can help people who are struggling to pay their electricity and utilities bills. Eligible households can… [ Keep reading ]

How to Prepare for a Seattle Winter

While Seattle isn’t known for harsh winters, it never hurts to do a little preparation before temperatures dip below freezing. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be ready to enjoy a Seattle Winter. Be Prepared: Protect Your Pipes From Freezing During colder weather, here are some good tips to help… [ Keep reading ]

Can’t Afford to Pay Your Utility Bill in Full? There are Options that Can Help.

It’s no secret that many lives have been impacted by the affects of COVID-19, both personally and financially. Across the country, many Americans are struggling to pay their bills in full, adding more stress to an already extraordinarily trying time making it harder to afford essential services. At SPU, we… [ Keep reading ]

Hygiene Resources for City’s Most Vulnerable During Covid-19

City to Relocate Hygiene Station from Closed Waterfront to Accessible Location for Unhoused Clients Clients Have Taken More Than 6,300 Showers at City’s Two Shower Trailers For many of us, access to water and basic hygiene is something we never really think about. We turn on our faucets, reach for the soap and lather up. But for our neighbors experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

Back to School Resources for Digital Learning

While the 2020-2021 school schedule might look a little different from previous years, SPU has a resource that’s available no matter how or where you’re having class. Students are invited to visit our online learning portal to find a wealth of resources suitable for all ages that can be accessed… [ Keep reading ]

Storing Summer Produce for a Rainy Winter Day

Beans are popping, tomatoes are starting to ripen, and zucchini is threatening to take over your neighborhood. The summer bounty is here! Whether you’re growing your own, shopping at your local grocery store or farmers market, the variety of seasonal produce is hard to miss! This is a great time to save and store fruits and veggies for the… [ Keep reading ]

Ask Evelyn Q & A – What to do with Worn Linens & Pillows

Since the 90’s, Ask Evelyn has been answering Seattleites’ questions regarding garbage, compost, and recycling. Not sure where it goes? Ask Evelyn! Dear Evelyn, I’ve been cleaning out my closet and have a pile of stuff to get rid of that I don’t think is in good enough condition for donation – a set… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagining Your Space: How to get & give reusable items during COVID

Living rooms are becoming boardrooms, closets are now offices, and the dining table is pulling double duty for homeschooling. As you look to rearrange your space for the new reality of work and school from home, are you looking around your place and thinking, “I’ve got to get rid of this stuff!”? At the same time,… [ Keep reading ]

Beyond the Cart 2020

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Community Reuse & Recycling Events happening this fall. Do you have appliances, household goods, clothes, or electronics taking up space in your home? Drop them off for free at the next Community Recycling & Reuse event! Items in good condition will be donated for… [ Keep reading ]