Local business kudos, 5/11/15

Superfeet donates $30,000 to programs for homeless youth

Superfeet, a Ferndale-based maker of shoe insoles, donated $30,000 to Northwest Youth Services.

The nonprofit Northwest Youth Services  serves homeless youth in Bellingham and Skagit County.

“Northwest Youth Services provides incredible services for homeless youth,” said Lynette Ziegler, Superfeet’s vice president of global finance and compliance, in a news release. “The idea that Superfeet can help make a difference in the lives of these kids is awesome and something that we feel very strongly about.”

Wine sale to benefit Whatcom Relay for Life

Yorky’s Market is hosting its fifth annual wine sale and tasting at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Whatcom County.

Tickets cost $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. All proceeds from the event go to Relay for Life. Last year, the Yorky’s Market team raised more than $20,000.

Learn more at www.teamyorkysmarket.org. 

Local businesses donate to Nepal

Wander Brewing, Boundary Bay Brewery, Foundation Restoration and the Bellingham Farmers Market all raised money to help communities in Nepal rebuild from the earthquake that shook the country on April 25. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people.

Boundary Bay is selling paper prayer flags starting at $1. The brewery teamed up with Crystal Mountain Treks, a family-owned guiding company in Nepal, to make sure the money they raise is used appropriately, according to the brewery’s Facebook page.

The Bellingham Farmers Market sold paper prayer flags at a booth last weekend to help Boundary Bay’s fundraising efforts. The brewery hopes to raise $10,000.

Wander Brewing donated $1.50 from every beer sold on Friday, May 1, to organizations supporting efforts to rebuild in Nepal. The brewery has ties to Nepal, according to its Facebook page, and a friend of the brewery is helping coordinate donations. Foundation Restoration, a local concrete contractor, partnered with Wander and donated an extra $1 for every beer sold during the day.

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