2021 was a year of getting things done in the face of great challenges. It was a year full of big wins on the path to collaboratively building a more equitable, informed, engaged, and vibrant Skyway-West Hill community. Here’s a recap of some of the things we got to do this year, with your support.
After a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve reactivated our volunteer program – the West Hill Action Mob (WHAM) – and offered not one, but two ways to make a visible difference in the Skyway-West Hill community during July 2021.
Instead of hosting just one West Hill Action Mob cleanup event for Earth Day, we’re staying active all month. This April, help us make Skyway-West Hill shine: grab a grocery bag, go for a walk around your neighborhood, and fill it up with litter. Will you join us?
WHEW, it’s been a YEAR. We’ve been super busy, and we’re glad to have been able to enjoy all the fun events and fight all the hard battles right alongside you, neighbor. We put together this roundup for you to chronologically lay out just what 2019 looked like for your all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association (WHCA).
About 20 55-gallon bags full of litter and weeds were removed from Renton Avenue South in the Skyway Business District on Saturday, September 21st, thanks to 11 hard-working neighbors (Mary, Cindy, Tina, Miki, Rodney, Mark, Pat, Jadeyn, Curn, Devin, and Jim).
We celebrated Earth Day weekend in Skyway on Saturday, April 20th with some of the coolest neighbors toting litter grabbers, contractor bags and a croissant or two to pair with free double-shot espressos.
In 2018, your friends at the all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association had a banner year. From successfully partnering with teens to boost voter registration and turnout to leading community cleanups, neighborhood forums and highly anticipated events like our annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema festival and Halloween party, the year just flew by.
So we paused for just a bit to take a look back at some of the most wonderful, surprising, and memorable moments of last year (in absolutely no particular order). How many do you remember?
The streets of Skyway are much cleaner after our West Hill Action Mob Annual Fall Cleanup thanks to a dozen neighbors who gave up their Saturday morning to tackle litter, drink coffee and make new friends.
On April 17th, 2018, litter and weedy, overgrown planting strips along Renton Avenue South in the Skyway Business District were absolutely no match for our fourteen brave volunteers – not even in the chilly, pouring rain. Continue Reading
We did it for Spring, we can sure as heck do it for Halloween.
But just how big our party is on October 30th is up to you guys. Give dollars, unlock levels, then celebrate with us on Halloween Eve at Skyway Park Bowl with cheap bowling and some fun, free, fantastic surprises.
Neighbors volunteered to make trash and weeds disappear from the Skyway Business District
…and later do the same to a stack of delicious pizza.
Between eating free breakfast and lunch, more than 20 neighbors went out and tamed the sidewalks of Skyway’s business district this weekend. How did we do it? Well here’s a look at the West Hill Action Mob (WHAM) Party: Fall Cleanup 2017 from Saturday, September 16th. Thanks to everyone who helped out! Continue Reading
We block partied. We paraded. We played the HECK out of some tabletop games.
And we experienced the best films both in and outdoors, always with fresh organic popcorn in hand.
Some folks underestimate how much fun we have in West Hill, particularly in our vibrant Skyway neighborhood. For those unfortunate folks that might not have paid close attention and missed all the fun, here’s a look back at some of our favorite highlights you can share with ’em.