Foulies for the Homeless

Help us Warm Up Ballard and Donate your old Gear!




Everybody has some old foulies hanging in their closet or in their hanging locker on the boat, maybe some boxed up in the attic or garage. Those old sets of foul weather gear that just don't seem to keep the elements out any longer. You've had them for years, they are worn out for sailing and not good enough to sell. Don't take them to a fore profit charity location, bring them to Sail Northwest and we'll put together a huge box of old gear to take over to The Bridge Care Center were they will be lovingly given out to the homeless. The exact people that need this type of clothing, the people in your neighborhood that need your help and without anyone making money off your old foul weather gear. In 2013 local sailors helped put together 6 huge boxes of gear and warm items for the homeless - Thank you for your generosity.

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New offer for 2014 from the Seattle Sailing Club Pro Shop! We hymned and hawed back and forth on this - we don't want this to be a "make money" thing, but we felt people may need an incentive to bring in their old gear. So if you need an incentive the Seattle Sailing club pro shop is offering you a 25% off Coupon you can use for Pro Shop Gear, including Gill, Dubarry & other accessories, by just donating your Warm or Waterproof gear to the Homeless. You do not need to take this coupon, nor use it to donate.

So as you stand there in your new foulweather gear take a moment to think about that old stuff you have sitting around, Jackets, Bibs, Smocks, Hats, Gloves, Boots, Underlayers, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Jackets, if it's warm or waterproof throw it in your car and bring it by Sail Northwest the next time you come to Shilshole. We'll do the rest. Help us help our community with your old gear.

Donations accepted until Christmas at the office of Sail Northwest, 7001 Seaview Ave NW Suite 140, Seattle, Washington 98117. visit our blogsite to learn more about SNW
 
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fastyacht

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Just exactly how does a completely leaky, tattered set of foul weather gear help a homeless man? He needs a useful garment, not a piece of shit that makes him even wetter than wearing a bunch of old wool sweaters...

Warm clothes, I get it, great idea. But leaky foulies?

 
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Dick Johnson

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Usually, at least out here in the PNW, those foulies tend to fail in the bum area and you get wet when sitting on the rail (nonskid burn) while getting constantly washed by waves. Often, at least here in the PNW, the homeless are not seen sitting on the rail of race boats so yes, that leaky bum foulie pants are a benefit to the homeless, if nothing more than a wind layer to help keep the warmth in. Possibly things work differently in other areas, but here, the old foulies, warm layers, boots, gloves and such that you do not use any longer do wonders for people that live out in the elements. And sometimes, people buy new foulies because the old ones are out of style, or moldy, or....whatever, and they still keep the elements out wonderfully. But, you know this and are just doing the online negative thingy so fancied on the googleweb. If your gear is so bad that you feel ashamed to donate it, by all means, throw it away, no one will begrudge you.

 
Usually, at least out here in the PNW, those foulies tend to fail in the bum area and you get wet when sitting on the rail (nonskid burn) while getting constantly washed by waves. Often, at least here in the PNW, the homeless are not seen sitting on the rail of race boats so yes, that leaky bum foulie pants are a benefit to the homeless, if nothing more than a wind layer to help keep the warmth in. Possibly things work differently in other areas, but here, the old foulies, warm layers, boots, gloves and such that you do not use any longer do wonders for people that live out in the elements. And sometimes, people buy new foulies because the old ones are out of style, or moldy, or....whatever, and they still keep the elements out wonderfully. But, you know this and are just doing the online negative thingy so fancied on the googleweb. If your gear is so bad that you feel ashamed to donate it, by all means, throw it away, no one will begrudge you.
^^^^^ might even wind up with a clean Bum (pun intended)

 

Somebody Else

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I would ship up my 2 sets of Line 7 Wearable Saunas but I need help lifting them up into the truck to drive them to UPS.

I think I can GoFundMe enough to cover the shipping cost.

 

fastyacht

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Knowing how much utter garbage ends up being "donated" to SA, GW, etc and to the various disasters recently, I just couldn't help but be skeptical. Hey, maybe I'm unusually parsimonious and completely wear out my gear to an unusually thorough degree.

 

DogBalls

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great, another cause for a class of people who have more privileges and rights than taxpayers..

Count me out.

Would rather donate to a sailing cause/ foundation or a junior program at a club.

Just my $.02

 

Timmys_Trick_Turkey

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I thought my 1986 line 7 offshore jacket was well past its prime, what with its corroded zipper etc. And my 1986 pants, well I grew out of them years ago. So I attacked the jacket zipper with a wire brush and all the corrosion fell out, and miracle of miracles, the zipper worked again. Then it lived in the cupboard for a year until I dragged it out on the weekend. What a blessing to have a completely waterproof jacket while sailing in the weekend's thunderstorms.. It was so big I could cover my knees with it sitting down, but I bought it like that to be able to wear multiple jumpers underneath. On the weekend I made the mistake of standing up without first emptying the water out of my lap. Consequence: the dry pants that Id achieved by covering my knees with the jacket were now drenched. Oversized line 7 jackets are winners never to be thrown away..

 
Really? These are all noble endeavors, but the best thing you can do is donate cash to a respectable charity. Time to sort, clean, repair, distribute used goods makes them the most expensive articles ever. The money can be used to buy what the people really need.

 
I think they should treat the homeless like stray animals- catch them, take em to a shelter, clean em up, advertise for s few weeks and if no one claims them, well, you know....
You should see sum of the homeless in DAGO

what were once Hoe's, Street Walkers, and such are now "The Homeless"

Hawt (kinda) chicks looking down & out so Vice don't bug them

and the john's be like Helpin the homeless an shit so Vice don't bug them too

What a Scam End to End

It's EXACTLY like trying to help the free anchorage no holding tank freeloaders collecting disability

They Aint't Givin it Up & at the end of the year likely received more Gov benefits than the average smuck earned workin

 
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