Summer is a good time to sort through unused household items such as clothing and kitchenware. You can donate these items to be sold at the Ryther League Thrift Shop, in support of the work at Ryther, an agency which treats troubled children using innovative and proven therapeutic techniques. The thrift shop is in Ballard but it is preferred that donations be brought to the Ryther office at 2400 NE 95th Street in Wedgwood.
Ryther’s all-volunteer-run thrift store is in need of fresh shelf items. Pots & pans, small home decor items such as pretty candle holders, classy vases, serving dishes, bread trays, and tea sets are needed. You may donate adult and children clothing, baby items, art, linens, childrens books and DVDs. The Ryther League, which recently celebrated its 75th birthday, supports Ryther through fundraising, volunteer work and financial donations.
Founded in 1885, Ryther serves children who have challenges stemming from trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or adjustment issues with school, peers or parents. You can also support Ryther’s team in the upcoming Seattle to Portland ride on July 13-14. Ryther supporters including six staff members will ride to raise funds and awareness for Ryther’s programs.