We're still raising funds for Amanda's family. Through donations at Monster, and online we've raised $1,000. It's still not enough for them to open the new shop, but every bit helps. Please share this with your friends on Facebook, the more we get the word out, the better chance we have of meeting our goal.
Amanda is having a garage sale today, and Monday July 2nd. If the weather is nice, we'll also do it this Sun, July 1st. It's at her old house in Everett. Her her new place is much smaller, so there's a lot of things she needs to get rid of. Several people, including myself have also donated clothing and other items in great condition to be sold at the garage sale. There is a huge selection of womens clothing! Plus, clothing and toys her kids have out-grown including: girl clothes size 2T-4T, boy clothes size 12mo-5T, play & learn toys, legos, a kids desk, giant bear, and vhs & dvds.
There's also a lot of "man stuff " including music equip, amps, and tools. So come support my sister's family by getting awesome deals on things for yourself. It's a win, win!
Address: 1219 41st St, Everett, WA 98201
Thank you everyone for donating! KOMO News featured the story on their website too. We're having a huge fundraiser at Monster on July 14th during the Ballard Art Walk. Check out the details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/306307802796800/
Going to Amanda's graduation tonight. I'm so proud of her! I'm really glad we got her and the kids moved to a safe place. The guy who robbed her house went back last night, and ransacked her garage. He went through there like a tornado, and threw it all into the street! He tried to get in her house again, but good thing my dad boarded it up. The Everett PD is hot on his trail, but haven't been able to catch him yet. I really hope they put this guy away, so he'll stop terrorizing our family!
Thanks everyone! To redeem a Monster gift card for your donation, just come visit us, and provide your name and donation amount. We're keeping a list of donations the shop. Monster Art and Clothing: 5000 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
(Everett, WA "“ June 9, 2012) My sister Amanda and I were
working at my store, Monster Art and Clothing, when her house was
broken into. She had everything all packed up to move from Everett to Ballard
the next morning. Her door was kicked in, her house was ransacked, and valuable
items were stolen including: a laptop with all their family photos, electronics,
2 digital cameras, 2 guitars, a base guitar, video games, CDs, DVDs, my
sister's engagement ring, medications, a 357 revolver, and even their spare
change jar. But it gets worse:
Amanda's partner Sasha is a well
known tattoo artist in Seattle, with a shop called Dark Horse Tattoo. They have
been saving up for the last 5 years to buy a new tattoo shop, with a hair salon
in Ballard. My sister is getting ready to go to beauty school, and this was
their dream. They were moving to Ballard to provide a better life for their 2
children, in a more kid friendly neighborhood with less crime. They were very
close to their goal, and hoped to have enough money to open the shop within the
next year. Tragically, their safe with $16,000 was also stolen in the robbery.
Friends and family helped my
sister move, but she's starting over feeling very discouraged. Sasha
is currently tattooing in New York, and it's been a difficult time for them to
be apart. Last week, the robbers came back, this time breaking into their
garage, stealing more items we hadn't moved yet, and throwing the rest into the
street. It makes me really glad we got my sister and the kids moved to a safe
place! We hope the police catch this guy soon, so he will stop terrorizing our
family. The man who we believe did this, is a suspect in several other Everett
robberies, and he's been very elusive. I have faith that we can
raise enough money for their dream of a new tattoo parlor to still become a
reality, but we need help from our community.
As the owner of Monster Art and Clothing in Ballard, I'm giving away gift cards to thank people for their donations. Amanda works at Monster every Saturday, let's show her that we care! If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and donate in person. We're open 7 days a week. Amanda, Sasha, their 2 kids, and the Monster family sincerely thank you.
I'm so sorry this has happened to you guys - I can only imagine what you must be going through. I wish I could donate more, but I'm sure every little bit helps right now, so I'm happy to contribute! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
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