Local business kudos, 2/28/14

Company achievements, fundraisers and other good deeds

Bob Wallin Insurance puts donation recipients to vote

Bob Wallin Insurance in Bellingham is holding its annual nonprofit money giveaway, where members of the public can nominate local nonprofits or charities to receive $3,500 in donations.

Nominations will be accepted throughout March, and the nominees will be put to a vote in April. The first place winner will receive $2,000; second place gets $1,000; third place, $500.

Nominations can be made by filling out a nomination form at www.bwicares.com. To qualify, a nonprofit or charity must be located in Whatcom County and have active 501(c)(3) status.

A “Good Time” event in support of Dorothy Place

Opportunity Council is hosting a fundraising event Dorothy Place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at Old World Deli in downtown Bellingham.

The event will feature wine, appetizers and an interactive program from The Bureau of Historical Investigation, aka the Good Time Girls, who are known for their popular historical walking tours around Bellingham.

Dorothy Place a housing program for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.

Tickets to the event cost $25. Donations collected at the event will go toward providing supportive services to the women and children who live at the 21-unit Dorothy Place facility.

To purchase a ticket or for more information, contact Carey Jones at US Bank,  Carey.Jones@usbank.com. Information is also online at www.oppco.org

“Keys for Adoption” at Security Solutions

Security Solutions NW in Bellingham plans to give $1 from the production of every key the company makes during March to a fundraising effort helping 10-year employee Aaron Benner, and his wife, April, adopt a child.

The company calls the initiative, “Keys for Adoption.” Its goal is to raise at least $5,000 for the Benners, a portion of the high upfront costs generally required for adoption.

A news release from Security Solutions, which is located at 1619 N. State St., notes the Benners are unable to have biological children and have chosen adoption as a route to grow their family. The couple has one adopted, five-year-old daughter.

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