Have you wondered if your spare change can make a big difference? We are here to tell you that it does! Local thrift and consignment store, Ukanuzit recently donated $1,200 to the Seward Senior Center’s “Meals on Wheels” program, all from money raised through their change jar. “We have seen how much the Senior Center has done to keep seniors in Seward and Moose Pass fed during this pandemic,” said Ukanuzit owner Melissa Houselog. “Dana Paperman and her crew at the Senor Center hold a special place in the hearts of many, including ours.”
Ukanuzit has used its change jar to help multiple organizations over the years. They once used the change to buy food and supplies for the local animal shelter. They raised money during the pandemic for the Alaska SeaLife Center by holding a drawing for ASLC tickets. They’ve even donated their change to local families in need. “We have always been so grateful for the support that Seward has shown us, so we love doing what we can to give back to our community,” said Melissa. “The change jar is love from our customers. We just provide a vessel to collect that change.”
Next time you shop at Ukanuzit, remember that a little change can go a long way. The next change jar from Ukanuzit will be donated to the Seward Area Hospice.