Community Partners

Blue Sky Cleaners Continues Commitment to Seattle Community

Locally owned and operated, Blue Sky Cleaners is as passionate about supporting their community as they are about getting that pesky stain out of your favorite jacket.

As Seattle's only toxin-free cleaning service, Blue Sky Cleaners is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to its customesr while protecting the environment - from their emissions-free delivery vehicles to their carbon neutral cleaning process.

Building on their commitment to sustainability and the Seattle community, Blue Sky has partnered with Northwest Center to host collection barrels for gently used clothing at each of their locations - keeping reusable items out of landfills while promoting the rights and independence of infants, children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities. 

Blue Sky Cleaners offers free pick-up and delivery to all their customers, on-site alterations, and even curbside service to help out customers in a hurry or busy parents who have kids in the car.


Closets By Design Teams up with Northwest Center

Community partners play a major role in sustaining our mission and services to children and adults with disabilities.  Closets by Design has had partnership with Northwest Center to help their customers dispose of unwanted clothing and household items while benefitting an important, local non-profit.

When you call Closets by Design, they will send a talented designer to your home for a complimentary design consultation.  They take detailed measurements and explore your endless storage possibilities.  Once your system is designed, they go to work at their state-of-the-art factory.  Each unit is built to your specifications and an installation team will install the units quickly and neatly.

While clearing out closets, people inevitably find items they no longer want or need. Now there is a solution for those items, they can be bagged up and Closets by Design will take the unwanted items to Northwest Center; it's that easy! This free service prevents those no longer needed clothes from ending up in a landfill while simultaneously supporting a great local cause. 

For more information about Closets by Design or to schedule a free consultation, please visit: or email:

"We have always believed in helping our community and partnering with Northwest Center is such a simple way to allow us to help so many people" says owner Mark Kendziorek.


PCC Partnership Achieves Mutual Goal: Sustainable Future

PCC Natural Markets' commitment to organic, natural food sustainability reflects Northwest Center's goal of sustaining services for people with disabilities.

In 2002, PCC hired Adley (a Northwest Center client) as a courtesy clerk.  For the past seven years, he has been a mainstay, happily greeting and bagging groceries for PCC's customers. Every day, customers and staff alike benefit from Adley's great customer service and willingness to lend a hand wherever needed.

Then in 2004, PCC stepped up again by becoming one of our valued clothing donation bin hosts.  The donations collected from the bins at the West Seattle and View Ridge stores make a significant contribution to our programs.  Not only are these donations of reusable clothing diverted from local landfills, they also help fund our services for kids and adults with disabilities.

The ongoing partnership of client employment and hosted clothing bins demonstrates PCC's dedication to Northwest Center, sustainable causes and to the local communities in which they do business. 

It's a win-win for all!!!


PEMCO Van Brings Donations to Northwest Center

Northwest Center recently received a visit by the PEMCO event van: WALLY 1. WALLY stands for We're A Lot Like You - A Little Different.  Different, that is... their van was stuffed full of clothing donations.  The PEMCO Insurance Seattle and Lynnwood offices hosted a clothing drive where the employees generously donated 920 pounds of clothing.  A big thanks goes out to PEMCO for supporting the local community!

We appreciate valued partnerships like this one, which help support Northwest Center's local programs for people with disabilities.  By raising funds through the donations of clothing and household goods, we are able to help children and adults with disabilities reach their fullest potential.

If you are interested in hosting a clothing drive for your organization, contact us at (206) 691-2588 or sign up online.

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