WECU announces $250K in community giving for 2017

Filed on 09. May, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Whatcom Educational Credit Union announced that in 2017 the organization donated $249,696 to 166 organizations in Whatcom County. It also led 23 volunteer events, with 175 WECU employees volunteering 349 times throughout the year. So far in the first quarter of 2018, WECU funded an additional $81,540 in donationas and led volunteer efforts at six [...]

Bellingham radio station announces new location after successful fundraising campaign

Filed on 25. Apr, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Local community station KMRE 102.3 FM has announced a new location and nonprofit organization. It will now be broadcasting out of the Bellingham National Bank Building, 103 Holly ST., Suite B-4 in May. Daylight Properties and Bob Hall will sponsor the station’s new home. The community raised more than $15,000 for the transition and new [...]

Sustainable Connections honors Whatcom businesses for positive impacts

Filed on 08. Mar, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Sustainable Connections awarded four Whatcom County businesses and two individuals with its Sustainability Champion Awards in January. The annual awards recognize Sustainable Connections members in four categories, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award for individuals. Dawson Construction won the award for Strong Community. Dandelion Organic Delivery won the award for Healthy Environment. Superfeet Worldwide, [...]

Customers helped Haggen donate more than $350K in 2017

Filed on 28. Feb, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Haggen’s total annual giving reached more than $352,000 in 2017. Many of the donations were the result of matching-fund or pass-through donations made by customers at the grocery store’s 15 Washington locations. Last year, Haggen gave $15,000 to local animal service organizations, $17,000 to Toys for Tots, $27,000 for the Beef Counts program for food [...]

Director of Bellingham nonprofit re-appointed to state council

Filed on 23. Jan, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Moonwater, the executive director of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center has been re-appointed to serve on the Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council. The advisory council was created to advise the secretary in determining training and educational needs of charitable organizations. Council members are appointed by the Secretary of State and represent a broad range [...]

Local manufacturer donates more than $2,000 in toys and books to Seattle Children’s Hospital

Filed on 23. Jan, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Bellingham manufacturer Trayvax donated more than $2,000 in toys and books to the Seattle Children’s Hospital over the holiday season. The wallet and outdoor gear manufacturer beat its previous donation by $500. This year Trayvax enlisted the help of neighboring business McEvoy Oil, which donated $1,000, and Signs Plus, which brought an assortment of wrapped [...]

Bellingham cannabis retailer donates $2,770 to Bellingham Food Bank

Filed on 17. Jan, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

2020 Solutions recently donated $2,770 to Bellingham Food Bank. 2020 raised the money by pledging $10 for each new person who joined its rewards program from Nov. 3-18. Every week more than 1,350 families visit the Bellingham Food Bank. For more information, visit www.bellinghamfoodbank.org. 2020 Solutions’ first location at 2018 Iron St. in Bellingham opened [...]

Bellingham security company announces campaign to benefit Skookum Kids

Filed on 14. Dec, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Security Solutions announced a new campaign at its locksmith branch Bellingham Lock & Safe called Keys 4 Kids. For every key cut, it will donate 10 cents to Skookum Kids, a Bellingham nonprofit that cares for foster kids and supports foster parents. On average, Bellingham Lock & Safe cuts about 1400 keys per month. The [...]

Haggen, Hempler’s, Lydia Place to bring Thanksgiving boxes to families in need

Filed on 04. Dec, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Last month Lydia Place announced a partnership with Haggen and Hempler’s Food Group to provide Thanksgiving meal boxes to 175 households in need in Whatcom County. Since its founding in 1989, Lydia Place has given out Thanksgiving meal boxes for people enrolled in its housing services. Last year it was able to donate 130 boxes. [...]

Chrysalis Inn donates $1,900 to Sean Humphrey House

Filed on 04. Dec, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa made its October donation of $1,900 to Sean Humphrey House. Sean Humphrey House’s mission is to optimize the quality of life for low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS. The Chrysalis is a locally owned hotel, spa and restaurant in Fairhaven. It has given almost $18,000 to Whatcom County nonprofits since February, when [...]

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