We are proud to bring back WCCDA E-Newsletter to everyone! We will be sending this out on a quarterly basis again and very happy to provide you with current information on all things White Center! If you have any questions at all or want to contribute, please contact our Community Builder, Tiffany Mowatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 206.694.1082. Happy Reading!Post a comment
Breaking news!! At the White Center Community all those that register will get an “I Heart WC” which is nothing new, but our staff decided the colors for the shirts this year will be Seahawks colors. Pictures to come!! Please follow the link to register for the event and be on the lookout for other exciting updates!! Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19t-ntWko57p1hUF9SdLyvHANM8rapGzaOBfGsGURCFE/viewform.Post a comment
This is an exciting time of the year at the CDA because we are announcing our new format, calling for volunteers and projects form the community. This year Spring Clean will span April through August with a huge celebration on September 6th, 2013. We have 5 months throughout the year to ensure the cleanliness and beautification our community. If you have a project that you want to lead or suggest please fill out the Project Proposal Form and email it to Marquise@wccda.org or drop it off at the CDA located at 1615 SW Cambridge St, Seattle, WA 98106. Projects can be done on multiple days if it is a need of the community to be done throughout the months. If you are interested in volunteering for a particular day please follow the link Volunteer Link to sign-up. You can sign up for as many days as you want.
As projects come in we will be updating our blog, Facebook and Twitter. If you have any question or concerns about Spring Clean this year please feel free to contact Marquise at Marquise@wccda.org or call 206.694.1082. Look forward to making our community healthy, clean and beautiful over the next couple of months.
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This is the first time that we are doing a run and walk in White Center and we want to see all of your lovely faces there supporting health and wellness in our community. This is an event that is being organized by former EverGreen High School students with support from the CDA and YES Foundation. There will be prizes for people who place in the event as well. To register please follow the link: WC5K RegistrationPost a comment
Buy Fresh in White Center, Delridge and Highpoint
“New Buy Fresh website promotes healthy food and produce in White Center, Delridge and Highpoint neighborhood markets and corner stores.”
The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA), in partnership with the King County Food and Fitness Initiative and Communities Putting Prevention to Work, has created a new Buy Fresh website that highlights thirteen different neighborhood produce markets and retail stores that offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of healthy affordable food for multi-ethnic communities. The site has multi lingual headers reflecting the ethnic diversity of the community.
Included on the site are the business profile pages, previously used in print that introduce customers to local healthy food shopping options, including the merchants themselves, store specialties and merchants’ favorite recipes from their home countries. The pages list business hours, EBT and/or WIC acceptance, and a list of the most popular items always in stock.
“The website is an important tool for me to tell new and long-time customers about Phnom Khiev Market,” said Vichet Khiev of his store in White Center. “It is always great how word can spread just from people talking about a website. The merchant profiles are especially useful because neighborhood residents feel like they know me and can trust me.”
The website will likely expand and include other healthy retail stores in these neighborhoods. The plan is to showcase recipe cards and expand the merchant profiles into various languages such as Khmer, Spanish, Arabic, Somali, and Vietnamese.
The site’s purpose is to promote the accessibility of healthy, culturally appropriate fruits, vegetables and other foods for residents and visitors in the White Center, Delridge and Highpoint neighborhoods. Parts of Delridge and Highpoint neighborhoods are classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “food deserts”, defined as an urban neighborhood without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.
You’ll find the site at http://www.buyfreshsw.wccda.org
Made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Public Health - Seattle & King County.
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