It’s business as usual at Bargain Boutique | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Greetings from the island’s Bargain Boutique! Many of you are happy customers who enjoying finding amazing and unique treasures, and many of you are beloved donators of our product mix. We also have corporate sponsors who donate brand-new product many times a year, for which we are very grateful.

One hundred percent of the boutique’s sales go to uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s, and we run periodic fundraisers to benefit pediatric cancer research. We cherish our community of approximately 60 volunteers, and we have great fun doing good work together.

For those of you who haven’t yet found us, we are at 253 Winslow Way West, and have been for almost nine of our 51 years on the Island.

Many of our local friends and supporters have been stopping by expressing shock that our building will be demolished this coming autumn to make way for a three-story glass-fronted hotel/convention center/outdoor amphitheater, restaurant, and spa. We, of course, are sad that we must leave these premises we have all grown to know and love.

I would like to encourage our supporters to keep donating, and to keep shopping! We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and accept donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s business as usual here, and we truly appreciate the support of the community.

For those of you interested in the development plans for this property, or who are neighbors that will be affected by the parking, noise, lighting, and traffic issues expected to result, please consider attending the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission meetings. Please do check with the planning commission website for dates and times.

I am proud to live in such an extraordinarily giving community. It is truly an honor to do what we do to benefit Children’s Hospital.

ROBIN DENIS

Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique on Bainbridge Island

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