Fairhaven Gives Back event to support local nonprofits

Merchants in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District plan to donate a percentage of their sales on Thursday, Nov. 14, to 20 Whatcom County nonprofit groups for the first annual Fairhaven Gives Back event.

The participating nonprofits were selected by a lottery. On the day of the event, customers in Fairhaven shops will be asked to select a nonprofit organization off of a checklist. That nonprofit will receive 10 percent of the purchase.

More information is online at www.fairhaven.com/give.

Participating nonprofits include: Bellingham Railway Museum, Blue Skies for Children, Caretakers House, Common Threads Farm, Community Boating Center, Make.Shift, Mount Baker Theatre, Northwest Youth Services, Opportunity Council – Maple Alley, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Connections, Whatcom County Rotary Foundation, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Whatcom Volunteer Center, Whatcom Young Writers.

Participating merchants include: 12th Street Shoes, Artwood Gallery, Bay to Baker, Blessings Salon Spa, Blue Horizon, Brenthaven, CreativiTea, Fairhaven Toy Garden, Fairhaven Village Inn, Paper Dreams, Reference Media, Serendipity, Southside Trends, The Archives, Village Books.

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