We LOVE the Goodman Community Center. Love it. But there is one thing that we – and all shoppers, consignors, and volunteers – need to be aware of. And that’s parking.
First, remember that you can park in the GCC lot – there aren’t a ton of options, but there IS parking. So take a look! Second, we do have Loot Valet – for consignors that means you can drop off your stuff right at the door and have a volunteer watch it for you while you go and park your car. Same for shoppers – buy great stuff, and have someone watch it for you while you go and get your car. Lickety Split.
So if GCC’s lot is full, there are plenty of other options.
This handy-dandy map gives you everything you need to know. And of course there is always street parking, which is in abundance, and with the Loot Valet, it’s a quick walk.
We are asking – ok BEGGING – you NOT to park in anything labeled “fire lane” or “no parking” zones, and in the Madison Kipp lot that is right across the railroad tracks from the GCC lot.
We love Goodman Community Center so much that we want them to love us – and all of YOU – right back.
Thanks, we appreciate it!
-Ellen and Lisa
Clever parenting is a gift. It’s one I don’t have – but I’m a great copier of clever parenting. You can be, too – check out this solution to traveling-with-toddlers blues! We saw this at the Goodman Community Center while we were meeting with the sale’s Volunteer Coordinator’s yesterday!
The baby food drive at Half-Pint, benefiting the Goodman Community Center’s Food Pantry, will accept baby food, diapers, formula, and anything else baby. Let’s face it – we’ll accept anything that will help families in need (so all food items) because that helps babies, too!
Enter to win one of TWO PRIZES by bringing in a donation to the sale! A $20 gift certificate from Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery and $25 from Absolutely Art, two of our favorite East Side Hangouts (both worth a visit while you are in the area)! If you stop in, thank them for supporting the Goodman Community Center and Half-Pint Resale!
-Ellen and Lisa
In fulfilling its mission, the Center facilitates a community atmosphere; identifies and responds to community needs; collaborates with individuals and other agencies to provide help; promotes recreational and cultural events; and creates and coordinates meeting space, programs, information and services that reflect the community’s ethnic and economic diversity.
The Goodman Community Center is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization. In keeping with our mission, we:
- Help build a sense of community among neighborhood residents
- Provide opportunities for social activities, education, social development and nourishment to at-risk children
- Provide opportunities for social activities, education, social development, and nourishment to older adults
- Provide short-term emergency food relief
- Organize and sponsor community events for education, socializing and celebration
- Organize and offer volunteer opportunities
- Help community groups organize and seek assistance from government officials, businesses and social service agencies
- Provide space for individuals and groups to meet, learn and celebrate
- Provide information about community issues, people and events
- Refer people requesting assistance to appropriate individuals and agencies