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Extend-a-Hand: Raising funds for health, homes, and families

The Extend-a-Hand Campaign through the Bellingham Herald kicks off it's 5th decade raising funds to help individuals and families in Whatcom County. The local newspaper covers all administrative costs of the campaign, ensuring all funds raised go directly to helping others through Opportunity Council housing programs and Unity Care NW services to provide medical care. [...]

Extend-a-Hand: Raising funds for health, homes, and families2021-11-25T10:30:58-08:00

2021 Flood Recovery

This month, many of the communities we serve and live in were devastated by historic floods. While we don’t yet know the full extent of the devastation, we know our hearts break for our friends, families, colleagues, neighbors, and community as a whole. Our spirits are buoyed by the efforts of so many of our [...]

2021 Flood Recovery2021-12-17T12:53:30-08:00

October is Head Start Awareness Month

Since 1965, Head Start has been a cornerstone in the fight against poverty, and one of the most effective tools our community has for ensuring every child has the start to life they deserve. First established by the Office of Economic Opportunity in the summer of 1965 as a flagship program in the War on [...]

October is Head Start Awareness Month2021-11-25T10:32:00-08:00

Foundations for New Housing & Childcare Space Taking Shape

Affordable Housing and Childcare. Two fundamental resources our community consistently tells us are in short supply, as evidenced once again in this year’s most recent Prosperity Project (Opportunity Council’s Community Needs Assessment). We strive to meet this need in a variety of ways from developing housing projects with partners like Lifeline Connections and NW Youth [...]

Foundations for New Housing & Childcare Space Taking Shape2022-01-06T10:18:57-08:00

Helping make ends meet for Whidbey Island

While the ongoing pandemic continues to impact so many members of our community, the Essential Needs Program is now available to help Whidbey Island friends and neighbors with practical needs like housing set-up expenses, utilities, and one-time extraordinary expenses like car repairs. Created by the Goosefoot Community Fund and Whidbey Island Community Foundation to help [...]

Helping make ends meet for Whidbey Island2021-10-11T14:42:05-07:00
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