Annual Report 2013 - Opportunity Council



Annual Report 2013 - Opportunity Council
Helping people.
Changing lives.
Since 1965.
A Community Action Agency Serving Island,
San Juan & Whatcom Counties.
The Opportunity Council is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency
serving homeless and low-income families and individuals in Northwest
Washington. Community Action programs work with partners in our
communities to address local emerging needs. The Opportunity Council offers
services that include addressing immediate and crisis-oriented basic needs such as
food, emergency shelter, and eviction-prevention. We also provide programs that
promote self-sufficiency in our community by delivering early childhood education,
home weatherization, and energy conservation education.
Opportunity Council is a private nonprofit
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of
community action agency that acts as a catalyst
hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to
for positive change, both in the community and
live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to
in the lives of the people it serves.
helping people help themselves and each other.
Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to
help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies,
serving people in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.
Message from the Executive Director
As a donor, elected official, or partner agency, you are an important contributor
to our success. We are pleased to provide this report of our 2013 achievements
and success stories.
Like community action agencies all across the country, we’re
celebrating nearly 50 years of fighting poverty. Much as changed
over the last five decades. Today fighting poverty requires a
combination of services to address complex needs.
When families are in crisis, we help them get stable by providing
basic needs such as food, shelter, or heat. (You can read how we
helped victims of a landslide in Island County on page 7 and how
many people we helped with housing in 2013 on page 5).
We also provide a ladder out of poverty and help people move
toward self sufficiency by offering employment and financial
trainings, energy conservation education, child care resources
and more. (Read about our employment training program on
page 10.)
We’re proud of our accomplishments in 2013, and also recognize we don’t do this work alone. “Community action”
works thanks to the support of our partner agencies, elected officials and our donors and funders.
Looking ahead, we know the challenges of fighting poverty will continue.
We also know that, thanks to supportive board members, donors and volunteers, together with a dedicated staff
and strong systems, we will continue to create success stories every day.
Photo by Edye Colello-Morton
Annual PHC Event Offers
Range of Basic Services
In its fifth year, Whatcom County’s Project Homeless Connect
is a one-day event that brings together volunteers and service
providers to offer medical and dental care, meals, clothing
and haircuts, and help with legal advice, benefits, housing,
“It’s definitely got everything anybody could be looking for.”
Project Homeless Connect 2013 attendee
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Photo by Edye Colello-Morton
employment and other services for people in need.
Basic Needs - Food & Housing
At-a-Glance Achievements
Reducing Homelessness
Basic Food Assistance
Over 200 people accessed Basic Food Assistance
(food stamps) through our offices.
Maple Alley Inn
Over 14,000 hot meals were served by Maple Alley
Inn staff and volunteers.
Child Care Nutrition Program
An average of 1,270 children benefited each month
when we reimbursed over 300,000 meals and
snacks for children in licensed child care homes
through the Child Care Nutrition Program.
Housing Assistance
Island County
289 homeless households received housing
40 through Emergency or Transitional housing.
184 helped with Rent Assistance or Tax
Foreclosure Assistance
65 received Rapid Rehousing
San Juan County
17 homeless households were helped with Rent
Assistance or Eviction Prevention
Whatcom County
711 homeless households received housing
100 received Rapid Re-housing
422 helped with Rental Assistance or
Eviction Prevention
167 housed through Emergency or Transitional
Shelter, including 41 families living at
Dorothy Place
22 supported with Permanent Supportive
“Since 2010 the number of homeless veterans
encountered during the annual homeless census
decreased nearly 60%. We have now, for the first
time, observed what can happen when we work
together to bring supportive housing resources
close to the level of need.”
Greg Winter, Director,
Whatcom Homeless Service Center
Giving and Getting Recognition
Partnerships are key to the work of Community Action.
received one of five “Friend of Housing” awards at the
In addition to serving on numerous community coalitions
Housing Washington conference in Spokane in recognition
and commissions, recognizing our partners is something
of “exceptional contributions to creating or supporting
we enjoy doing at our annual celebration every year.
affordable housing.”
Our staff recognized five community partners at the May
2013 celebration.
Engaging with our elected officials is also important to
the work of community action agencies. Rep. Rick Larsen
Our agency was honored to be on the receiving end of
(D-WA2) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA1) each visited our
recognition in 2013. United Way of Whatcom County
programs and talked with staff and clients in 2013. Our
honored Opportunity Council during their April 2013
early learning policy council representatives made trips to
awards banquet with a “Gold Standard” award. We also
the state capital to advocate for support for these important
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Community Partners & Advocates
At-a-Glance Achievements
Volunteer Hours
Volunteers donated over 5,000 hours to support
services in Island and Whatcom counties
AmeriCorps and VISTA support
20,300 AmeriCorps and VISTA participants
contributed over 20,000 hours of service to
nonprofit agencies in 2013.
Community Partner awards
We recognized 5 community partners at
our annual reception and community action
celebration May 16. The 2013 recipients are the
Ferndale School District, St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, Ken Farrish of British Columbia, Whidbey
Presbyterian Church and Whatcom County
Partnerships Help Families
Early Wednesday morning, March 27, 2013, a massive
landslide South of Whidbey Island destroyed one home
and put over 30 other homes in danger. Some people were
evacuated by boat because the landslide blocked the road.
Others were evacuated from homes up the hill because it
was being undermined by the slide.
While some displaced families had resources to see them
through this disaster, a few families did not.
Lisa Clark, director of the Opportunity Council’s Island
County Service Center said one household of a mother and
her son had very limited income. They lost access to their
home in the slide and were not sure they could occupy it
again. The Opportunity Council worked with community
partners to help them get housing.
“Community partnerships and access to resources are
a hallmark of Community Action,” Clark said. “Our local
partnerships were instrumental in responding to a local
need and we are glad we could play a role in helping a
family avert another traumatic event.”
Single-Entry Access to Services (SEAS)
SEAS provided 434 referrals through a centralized
intake system for families and medical professionals
looking for services for children and youth in
Whatcom County with special needs.
Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect in Whatcom County
involved more than 350 community volunteers and
providers from over 30 health and human service
agencies. Held at Bellingham High School Friday,
July 27, this one-day event delivered services to
nearly 500 homeless neighbors.
Early Learning Program Adds Two Classes
More kids attended preschool in the fall of 2013 thanks to
Opportunity Council executive director. “We appreciate all
the Opportunity Council’s expanded partnership with the
of our community partners who continue to make early
Bellingham School District. The district hosted a Head Start
childhood education an important building block for K-12
classroom at Silver Beach Elementary School and added an
academic success.”
afternoon class at Roosevelt Elementary School. This makes
a total of five Head Start classes hosted at
The agency also continues to have a long-standing
Bellingham schools.
relationship with Nooksack Valley School District to provide
early learning opportunities onsite. These school sites
“Being able to experience Head Start at the elementary
combined with the agency’s other early learning classrooms
school gives both the child and the family a leg up on a
around Whatcom County serve over 400 children a year.
successful transition into kindergarten,” said Dave Finet,
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Early Learning and Child Care
At-a-Glance Achievements
Child Care Rating System
Emergency Child Care
Over 50 children were placed with safe and
appropriate child care providers using Emergency
Child Care Vouchers, so their parents could seek
employment, housing or tend to other basic needs.
Licensed child care providers in every Washington
county can participate in Early Achievers, Washington’s
voluntary quality rating and improvement system, the
Washington Department of Early Learning announced
in July, 2013.
Child Care Aware of NW Washington
Our staff responded to 2,931 families seeking
information for their child care needs through Child
Care Aware of Northwest Washington.
This program offers access to coaching, professional
development, cash incentives, and other resources that
support high-quality child care at no cost to providers
or families. Opportunity Council is a primary link to
these resources in five northwest counties. With this
final phase of the statewide program roll-out, all of the
approximately 6,300 licensed child care programs in
Washington may participate in Early Achievers.
Head Start & WA Early Childhood Education
and Assistance Program
Our preschool programs offer 317 spots help
disadvantaged children prepare to enter
kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. Over
400 children participated in Head Start and Early
Childhood Education and Assistance Program.
Early Head Start
We offer comprehensive child development
support to parents and children ages birth to three
in families with low-income. This program has
funding to serve 36 children at a time.
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers
On average, 178 children are served each month
through Early Support for Infants and Toddlers,
which means many of these children with
disabilities or developmental will need less special
education later in life.
Child Care Technical Assistance and Training
Child care providers received 697 hours of technical
assistance and training to provide the highest level
of care and education for children.
Expanded Employment Services Help Clients
When “Tom” and his large chocolate lab walked into to the Opportunity Council in late July, the 32-year-old had been
homeless for over a decade. His first priority was finding employment and he knew that meant overcoming several
barriers including a lack of transportation, no job search skills, a spotty work history, pending criminal convictions and a
lack of clothing and hygiene issues caused by living outdoors.
Tom enrolled in our Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) program
which helped him identify some valuable work experience in the food
industry and develop a job search strategy.
Six months after Tom walked into
our office, he walked away employed,
housed and working on a financial
plan to purchase a car.
When a part-time dishwashing job became available, we helped Tom apply. That afternoon he had an interview and was
offered the job. BFET paid for his food handler’s permit and work clothing. Within a month Tom began training as a cook
and moved to full-time employment. Tom also worked to overcame obstacles to finding housing.
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Employment & Financial Training, Resources
At-a-Glance Achievements
Employment Services
Nearly 500 people gained job skills and work
experience through our Employment Services so
they can move toward financial stability.
BPC earns accreditation
Our Building Performance Center received accreditation
fro the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the first in
the Pacific Northwest.
Building Performance Center
Over 500 people gained or improved job skills
through attending Building Performance Center
trainings, including combustion safety, building
analysis, lead paint abatement and more.
Financial Literacy and Renter Education (FLARE)
We graduated 31 people from Financial Literacy
and Renter Education (F.L.A.R.E) classes on
budgeting money and being responsible tenants so
they can become more financially stable.
On the Money
Over 200 people attended On the Money-Financial
Literacy Education classes and gained information
about budgeting, credit, debt and more.
“Bank On North Sound”
A dozen local banks and credit unions teamed up
to create “Bank On North Sound” so that people
could get banking services even if they had never
before had an account or if they had account
problems in the past.
Help with tax returns
Nearly 2,000 Whatcom County residents filed their
tax returns for free in 2013 with help of volunteers
from AARP Tax-Aide and other volunteers.
“This is extremely difficult to get and it’s a welldeserved recognition that the BPC is a national leader
in training skilled worker for the Department of
Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program – and
for the entire residential energy efficiency industry”
Joel Eisenberg
Oak Ridge National laboratory Program
Manager for Weatherization and
Intergovernmental Programs.
Community Energy Challenge Expands in 2013
The Community Energy Challenge expanded to increase energy efficiency at homes and businesses in Island, Skagit and
Whatcom counties thanks to $2 million from the Northwest Clean Air Agency. CEC was one of three local environmental
projects selected by NWCAA through a completive process. The program continues to provide opportunities for residents
to make investments toward reducing their home or business energy use.
“This is our first full winter since we had the work done and it is really hot in here!
I am turning the thermostat down all the time.”
Melissa Shapiro & Family
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Energy Assistance & Conservation
At-a-Glance Achievements
Conservation Education
Our Conservation Education team taught 404
households how to take control of high-energy bills
through techniques, tools and products
We provided low-income Weatherization services
for 150 homes so that families could reduce their
annual energy use and expenses.
Freeman Healthy Homes
The Freeman Healthy Homes program improved
the health of children in 24 homes by reducing
asthma triggers through cleaning kits, education or
ventilation upgrades.
Home Improvement
We repaired 39 homes to improve residents’ living
conditions, including 12 homes in the Columbia
Valley area that received woodstove change-outs to
help improve the community’s air quality.
Community Energy Challenge
Residents hired us to do 382 Home Energy
Assessments and complete 247 energy efficiency
projects through the Community Energy Challenge
(CEC) program in 2013. Households who complete
energy efficiency projects are saving an average of
$619 in annual energy cost savings.
Energy Assistance
We combined Energy Assistance programs to provide
8,441 payments for energy bills on behalf of families in
need so they did not have to choose between paying for
energy or food and other basic needs.
Cascade Winter Help
Island County’s Salvation
Army Warm Home Fund
Cascade Natural Gas
Washington Energy
Assistance Fund
Puget Sound
Energy Home Energy
Lifeline Program
“My heating bill was $98 before they fixed the problem. Last month it was $23.
Five stars, I am so grateful for what Opportunity Council did for me.”
Home Repair and Weatherization client
“Navigators” Help Residents with New Federal Health Program Enrollment
Washington State outpaced others in 2013 making the new
Island County staff also held informational meetings
federal health exchange program work and was one of the
throughout the county to answer questions, help people use or
“brightest success stories in the rocky national rollout of the
enroll in the new system.
federal health law,” according to a national news article.
“We did everything to accommodate people to get them
Locally, the Opportunity Council played a key role helping
enrolled,” said Lisa Clark, Island County Opportunity Council
people navigate the new Washington Health Exchange system.
In the Island County office and at the East Whatcom Regional
Resource Center in Kendall, state-certified “navigators” provided
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Information & Resources
At-a-Glance Achievements
Information and Referrals
Our Community Resource Centers in Bellingham and
Oak Harbor responded to over 7,000 requests to help
people in crisis meet their basic needs.
School Supplies for students
August school supply drives in Island and Whatcom
Counties helped children who are in homeless or very
low-income families.
East Whatcom Regional Resource Center
The East Whatcom Regional Resource Center expanded
its information office and served nearly 800 people in
2013 — compared to 32 people in 2012.
Community Voice Mail
Nearly 600 people set up a phone number and
voicemail through Community Voice Mail program so
that they could connect to family, potential employers
or landlords.
Access to Transportation
We provided nearly 20,000 bus and gas vouchers so
people could get to work, school or appointments.
Health Care Access
In Island County we helped over 100 residents submit
applications for the new Affordable Health Care
program starting mid-October. We also assisted 47
people access health care through the East Whatcom
Regional Resource Center.
School Supply Drives
Collected thousands of dollars worth of backpacks and
supplies plus over $8,000 in cash donations in Island
and Whatcom counties so that hundreds of low-income
and homeless students could be prepared and excited
to go to school.
Whatcom Homeless Service Center
Whatcom Homeless Service Center is housed at the
Opportunity Council and operates a coordinated system
that includes intake and referrals to 20 independent
housing programs. Over 1,000 households were served
through the Whatcom Homeless Service Center in 2013.
“When the families come into the office to pick up
supplies, the kids would get so excited it was almost
like Christmas. (One parent) had tears in her eyes
when she saw what we were able to put together.”
OC Staff
2013 Board of Directors
Stan Snapp
Mamie Lackie
Ramona Menish
Terry Greer
Past President
Judi Edwards
Officer At Large
Crystal Garvin
(Head Start Policy
Council Chair)
Angie Homola
Steve Jones
Ken Mann
John Manning
Lisa McShane
Frank Parker
Kim Schuster
2013 Staff
Executive Director
Dave Finet
Home Improvement
Wade Gardner, Director
Sheri Emerson, Director
Whatcom Homeless Service Center
Greg Winter, Director
Community Services and Energy Services
Debbie Paton, Director
Mel DeJong, Chief Financial Officer
Early Learning and Family Services
David Webster, Director
Human Resources
Kathy Washatka,
Organizational Development Director
Island County Opportunity Council
Lisa Clark, Director
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2013 Revenues
● Federal
● State
● Local Government
● Fee for Service
● Donations & Foundation Grants
● Interest & Other Income
Total Revenues
2013 Expenditures
● Early Learning & Family Services
● Community Services
● Home Improvement
● Island County
● The Energy Project
● Administrative & Overhead
● Agency Services
Total Expenditures
Our Donors
$500 +
Jo Ann Albers
Dr. Philip and Judith Andress
Kirsten Barron and Steve Brinn
Ron and Cynthia Bauleke
June Bell
Virginia Berkman
Karen Bradley
Jeanne and Bill Carroll
Jo Ann Collinge
John Collinge
Judy and Dale Cosgrove
Dr. Jane Dieveney-Hinkle and Mr.
Mike Hinkle
Gary Dolin and Martha Vernier-Dolin
Glenn Eckard
Sheri and Jim Emerson
Pam Englett
Dr. Marcus Fairbanks and Ms. Cathy
Tim and Leslie Farris
David Finet and Vicki Lippiatt
Chuck and Sue Freeman
Lee Grochmal and Tom Fryer
Kenneth and Kathryn Hertz
Kathy and Paul Hess
Dr. Ira Hyman and Dr. Angela
Patti and Frank Imhof
Julie Johansen and Bob Moles
Damani and Rebecca Johnson
Michael Karp and Anne Whirledge-Karp
Noriko Lao
Steve and Rhonda Lowry
Melinda Lunsford
Don Maroney
Barbara Mathers-Schmidt and
Robert H Schmidt
Kristin McCullough
Robert and Marilyn Monahan
Melissa and Levi Nyberg
Susan and Jeff Palmer
Ron and Jan Pierce
Timothy Quiggle
Paul Reavley and Denise Weeks
John and Brenda Riseland
Karen Sloss
Richard and Rosalind Spitzer
The McElroy Family Trust
Kathy Veterane and Robert Bates
Mary and John Vorlicky
Kathy Washatka
Tim Wells
Charles and Linda Whitmore
Dr. Stephen and Diane Woods
Andrew Zanchi
$100 - $499
Richard and Kate Adriance-Exner
John Allen
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Thomas Allen
Barlean’s Organic Oils, L.L.C.
Mike and Diane Bates
Jeanette Beck
Craig and Barbara Bessire
Stephen and Judy Blum-Anderson
Brandon Bork
Leslie Boswell and PJ McGuire
Tom and Joan
Frank and Willo Burgler
Robin and Yuki Caldwell
Corey and Janet Chaplin
Kirsti Charlton
Terence Clark
David and Patricia Cohick
Jollefern Cole
Karen and Jess Cook
Susan Costanzo
Jerry and Julia Couchman
Ross and Barbara Craigie
Wendy and Tim Crandall
Richard and Jonna Crow
Tony Dabbs
Dan and Helen Dahlgren
Victoria Dahlgren
Kate Davies and Chris Norman
Marian D’Onofrio
Mary Lou Eastham
Elaine Maki and Richard Schillinger
Stew Ellison
Jerry and Rosemary Flora
Judy Foster
Marijo and William Fox
Sheila Fox
Bob Fraser
Yasmin Frost
Karen Funston
Michael Gannon and Mo West
Deborra Garrett
David and Carol Gavareski
Stephen Gockley and Ellen Posel
John Gorsuch
Deborah Granger
Terry Greer
Burt and Catherine Grover
Michael Grummel
Randy Grunhurd
Kathryn Hanowell and David
Kathy Harbour
Walter and Linda Hardy
Rick Haykin
Elsie Heinrick
Harry and Liz Herdman
Joyce Hestmark
Roger and Cathy Hinds
Rosemary Hostetler
Burton and Susan Jay
Liz and Van Job
Cynthia Johnson
Jill Johnson and Alexander Pfeiffer
Carey Jones
Michael Jones
Steve Jones
Karen and Ronald Prior
Don and Joy Keenan
Alan Kemble and Sally Albers
Keegan Kenfield
Craig and Julie Keyes
Steve and Margie Kimberley
David and Thea Kleiber
Bob and Cindy Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Klemm
Richard and Susan Korn
John Korsmo
Richard and Linda Krebs
Jim and Christine Krell
Nate and Phyllis Kronenberg
Mamie Lackie
Maren Larson
Paul Leonardo
Bonnie Levan
Deborah Loober
David and Margaret Macys
Robert Marshall and Elizabeth
Jonathan Martin
Paula McCandlis-Dozal
Linda McCarthy
Laurie McClain
Pat McEvoy
Amy and Phelps McIlvaine
Marilyn McLean and Douglas
Lisa and Dan McShane
Melanie Mohammad
Ann Morris
David Morse
Jeanette and Bob Morse
Christine Morton
Mr. and Mrs. Schmitt
Richard and Phyllis Muehlhausen
Janet Murphy
Steven and Eileen Nelson
Mark Osborne
Alistair and Norma Paton
Ingeborg Paulus
Ethelyn Payne
Cindy Petersen
Ken and Pat Pettichord
Michael Pietro and Christine Kubota
Mrs. Powers
Todd and Torhil Ramsay
James Reider
Michael and Sandra Reynolds
William and Laura Rink
Charlie Rinker and Jackie Lafata-Rinker
Mark Rolfe
Cindy Saldin
Kay Sardo and Dennis Lane
Paul Sarvasy
Margot Schenet
Stephen Schultz
Kim Schuster and Dave Brogan
Harvey and Colleen Schwartz
Karolyn Schwartz
Brian Seales
Gil Seely
Jane and Jon Shaughnessy
Dan Shawley
Carol and David Smith
Christopher and Catherine Smith
Dorothy and William Smith
Gloria Smith
Kirk and Ann Smith
Mark Smith
Steven and Kim Smith
Stan and Marian Snapp
Harriet Spanel
John and Sandie Starr
Joe Steele and Janice Marlega
Bill and Karen Summers
Steve Swank
Dorothy Tjoelker-Worthen
Kathryn Utter
Peter Vinna and Barbara Johnson-Vinna
Ken and Phyllis Weber
David Webster
Henry and Teresa Weg
Kate Weisel
Phyllis Weisenburger
Amanda White and Greg Winter
Lorna and Douglas White
John and Kathryn Whitmer
Susan Wood
Richard and Evelyn Zegers
David and Rena Ziegler
$50- $99
Lorraine Affek
Marsha Alan
Brad and Heidi Anderson
Jeff and Carol Arvin
Linda Axlund
William and Patricia Banasky
Lorraine Banning
Paul and Susan Belben
Cheryll and David Blair
John and Nancy Blume
Beth and Jerry Brownfield
Thomas Burkland and Jacqueline
Marilyn Burns
Christina Byrne and David Flanagan
Richard and Karen Clark
William and Kathleen Dean
Gary and Shirlee Dickerson
Mr. Michael Falter
Megan Feeny
Elka and Myron Fink
All efforts are made to accurately compile our list of supporters who made a financial contribution of more than $50 in 2013.
If you feel an error has been made, please contact our office.
Arline Fonda
Carol and Dominic Garguile
Ted Genger
Barbara Gilday
Gunter and Esther Golde
Larry and Barbara Green
Vernon and Shirley Greenstreet
Susie Greig
Marie and Alfred Hamro
John and Mary Hickman
Linda and John Hodge
Julie Janyk
Beverly Jones
Alan Kemble and Sally Albers
Etta and Michael Kirk
Erwin and Andrine Knapp
Edward and Beverley Kuerner
Karolyn Labes
Judy Lancaster
Carol Landt and Mark Hubert
Geraldine Likely
Derek Long
Amy and Ken Mann
Joseph and Anne McClain
Iris McMahan
Tiana Melquist
Jim and Mary Milstead
Joyce Morse
Jan Mustain
Gary and Loretta Orr
Janet Ott
Connie Page
Frank Parker
Ms. Kendra Pasma
Ms. Patricia Peterson
Daydre and Chris Phillips
Walter and Donna Pollman
Eugene and Amy Quinn
Bernice Rappaport
Jeffrey and Carol Reppun
Jon and Susan Rittmueller
Paul and Connie Rockstad
Robert Sanabria
Rose Sanders
Gregory and Miriam Schawartz
Dick and Judy Schmitt
Thomas Schneider and Kellie
Judith Shantz
Carole Sharpe and Lou Piotrowski
Jacob and Gayle Smith
Barbara and North Storms
Dr. Peter and Holly Telfer
M Thompson
Nancy Tieman
Rick Unick
Dr. Burton Vanderbilt and Dr.
Carletta Vanderbilt
Greg and Molly Watson
Dr. Marvin and Joan Wayne
Ann Welch
Jerry and Mary Jo Wilson
Margaret Woll
Veleta Young
Elsie and Richard Zarnowitz
Kayrene Zowada
Businesses &
Alaska National Insurance
Anderson Paper & Packaging
Arrow Insulation
Avenue Bread
Banner Bank
Barker’s Woodchipping Service
Barron Heating Air Conditioning
Bayou On Bay
Bellingham Bar & Grill
Bellingham Bay Rotary
Bellingham Cold Storage
Bellingham High School
Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club
Billy McHale’s
Binyon Vision Center
Black Drop Coffeehouse
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bramble Berry Inc
Buri Funston Mumford
Busara Siamese Cuisine Corp.
Cafe Akroteri
Cambia Health Solutions
Cascade Natural Gas
Cascade Pizza
Caz Energy Audits
Chance Law
Chasson, Kent and McCarthy,
Ciao Thyme Catering
Copper Hog
Daisy Cafe, The
D’Anna’s Cafe Italiano
Dashi Noodle Bar- Miso Lucky
Dawson Construction
Decagon Devices, Inc
DeWaard & Bode, Inc.
Diamond Jim’s Grill
Diego’s Mexican Grill
Ebright Wight, Inc.
Energy Specialists, Inc.
Fairhaven Lions Club
Fiamma Burger
Fidelity Charitable
Fountain Bistro
Grace Cafe
Haulin’ Ash Chimney Sweeps
Hilltop Restaurant
Hub International Northwest, LLC
IMCO General Construction Inc.
Innovations, Inc.
Island Thrift Inc.
JH Kelly
Kulshan Brewing Co
La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza
Liberty Mutual Group Inc
Lummi Indian Business Council
Mallard Ice Cream & Cafe
Mambo Italiano Cafe
Metcalf Hodges and Company
Mi Pueblo Grill
Moms Club of Bellingham
Moss-Adams L.L.P.
Mykonos Greek Restaurant
Nancy Leavitt Agency
Northwest Energy Systems Of
Washington, Inc.
Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial
Old Town Cafe
On Rice Thai Cuisine & Spirits
Overhead Door Company Of
Bellingham, Inc.
Pacific Continental Realty
Peoples Bank
Pepper Sisters Restaurant
Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery
Puget Sound Energy
Ram Construction General
Contractors, Inc.
Robinson Hardwood & Homes LLC
Rocket Donuts
Ross Osborne Appliance Repair
Rotary Club Of Mt Baker
Samuel’s Furniture
Shew Design
Shrimp Shack
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
Sustainable Connections
Table, The
Taco Lobo Inc.
Thai House Restaurant
The Big Fat Fish Co
The Old Fairhaven Association
Toolhouse Design Company
U.S. Bancorp Foundation Employee
Matching Gift Program
Umpqua Bank
United Way of Island County
United Way Of Skagit County
United Way of Whatcom County
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Whatcom County Rotary Club
Whatcom Educational Credit Union
Women Sharing Hope
Woods Coffee
Wright Inspection Services
Yorkston Oil Co.
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Beth Israel Synagogue
Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
First Congregational Church
First United Methodist Church
Garden Street United Methodis
Oak Harbor Church Of Christ
Oak Harbor Lutheran Church
Pilgrim Circle of Congregational
St. James Presbyterian
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Stephen Episcopal Church
United Church of Ferndale,
Women’s Fellowship
United Methodist Women
Whidbey Presbyterian Church
BP Fabric of America Fund
Ciel Foundation
Rotary Club of Bellingham
Skipping Stone Foundation
Thomas and Martina Horn
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Windermere Foundation Trust
Whatcom County
1111 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
360-734-5121 | 800-649-5121
Early Learning and Family Services
1111 Cornwall Ave., Suite 200, Bellingham, WA 98225
Island County
1791 NE 1st Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-679-6577 | 800-317-5427
Weatherization & Home Repair
1322 State St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Building Performance Center
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