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The Bellingham Business Journal

For more information about Blue Skies for Children’s news and events, call (360) 756-6710.

Blue Skies Receives BBB Charity Seal Accreditation

Blue Skies for Children, a local nonprofit that grants “Little Wishes” for homeless, low-income and foster children, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the BBB Charity Seal Accreditation. This achievement is recognition that Blue Skies has met all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau’s Charity Review Program.

The seal conveys the organization’s dedication to ethics and integrity. Blue Skies is the only nonprofit in Whatcom County to have received this Seal, and is just one of 15 nonprofits across Western Washington, Alaska, and Oregon to have received the accreditation.

“We are thrilled to have received the BBB Seal, and to be the only nonprofit in Whatcom County is such an honor,” said Julie Guay, executive director for Blue Skies for Children.

Holiday photos with The Grinch offered to benefit Blue Skies for Children

Tim Chandonnet, a local photographer, will offer photos with The Grinch starting Nov. 20 in Fairhaven and ending Dec. 21.

Bring your family, friends or favorite pet for a photo on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. The Grinch will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.  Photo CD’s will be $10 and Blue Skies for Children has been chosen as the recipient of 30 percent of proceeds. The Grinch will be located at 1312 12th St., in the basement of the Waldron Building in McKenzie Alley in Fairhaven.
For more information, contact Tim at (360) 223-5861.

Realtor’s Association offers philanthropic event
Blue Skies for Children is excited to have been selected as one of 22 nonprofits that will participate in The Realtor’s Association Philanthropy Event, to be held on Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northwood Hall.

The event is for people who want to donate to the various nonprofits and give the donation as a gift to friends and family for the holidays.

Candace Buethorn offers art collection to benefit Blue Skies for Children
Bellingham watercolor artist Candace N. Buethorn will showcase her new body of work during December’s Downtown Art Walk.

Viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy the new works from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 at Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room. The public and Mount Baker Theatre goers are welcome to join Candace for this free showing that will showcase her varied repertoire, including her coveted annual calendar, “Flights of Fancy,” cards (including new Christmas cards), prints, totes, aprons, mugs, journals and paintings from her travels.

Refreshments will be served and the artist will be on hand both evenings to sign and personalize her art work. Entry is free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Blue Skies for Children. For more information, call (360) 384-3378.

Anthony Petz joins Blue Skies board of directors

Anthony Petz, account manager for Oasys Inc., has joined the Blue Skies for Children board of directors.

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