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It's been three weeks since the break-in happened, and lots of folks have asked us questions and offered to help... so here's an updated FAQ!

1. Can I give the Attic money?
Yes, please! We are very thankful that this is the most frequently asked question about the break-in. :) While we do have insurance, we still have some significant out of pocket costs. For example, we have a $1000 deductible, as well as smaller costs like making a few dozen new keys and replacing small items that insurance doesn't cover. It's also helpful to build up a small cash reserve before moving, so we would appreciate any financial assistance that you can give. You can donate online right here. Thank you to all the folks who have donated to the Attic since the break-in!

2. Can I give the Attic stuff?
Maybe! We suspended material donations immediately after the break-in in order to assess the situation, and also to make sure that we have a secure space to put things in before we accept any stuff donated. At this point, we are a little more settled but we are not at the point where we can openly accept physical donations yet. If you are interested in making a physical donation and it's a time-sensitive thing (e.g., you're moving) e-mail us at info@seattleattic.com.

3. How's insurance coming?
We have been in contact with our insurance company. The first half of the insurance money will be getting to us "soon", with the second half distributed once we made the replacements. Unfortunately our policy separates computers from non-computers, which means that we have a deductible on each category for a total of $1000.

4. What's next?
Securing the space and communicating with our insurance company has taken most of our energy in the past few weeks. In the meantime, business is (mostly) as usual. Once we're through with insurance and equipment replacement, we'll provide the greater makerspace community with a wrap-up so that everyone can benefit from what we've learned.

Other questions? Ideas? E-mail us at info@seattleattic.com!
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