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Acme Elementary PTA

Contact Person: Lynne Wheeler
PO Box 201 Acme, WA 98220
360 319-5380

The PTA is a volunteer group for the Acme Elementary School. They are currently trying to raise money for a new and long overdue playground for the school and community.

Alternative Humane Society

Contact Person: Tish O’ Keefe
PO Box 2321 Bellingham, WA 98227

The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes. AHS recruits and trains volunteers to work as volunteer foster homes and case managers to care for, and find good homes for, dogs in our care. AHS has large medical expenses. They also have a spay and Neuter program for the community to receive vouchers toward spay and neuter for their pets. This money would go along way to help with our medical expenses and keep our community spay and neuter voucher program going.

Alzheimer Society of Washington

Contact Person: Jan Higman
1301 Fraser Street Suite A-1 Bellingham, WA 98229

The Alzheimer Society of Washington has been serving Whatcom County for 34 years! Our mission is to help educate and support those people and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia related disease. We do that by offering peer support groups, educational seminars and memory screenings. We also desire to raise awareness in our community of the devastating impact dementia has, and to truly make Whatcom County a dementia friendly community.

Assistance League of Bellingham

Contact Person: Nanci Zander
P.O. Box 2998 Bellingham, WA 98227

Assistance League of Bellingham is a 100% volunteer member organization that is transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. Our four philanthropic programs include Operation School Bell where we clothed over 1700 K-8 grade low-income students with new clothes last year; awarded $50,000 in summer scholarships to students in middle and high school; supplied 500 sweat suit outfits to patients in the Emergency Room of St. Joseph Hospital who have no clothing to wear home; and, gifted Care Center residents who have no one to remember them with 66 holiday gifts and cards.
Our main source of revenue is our Thrift and Gift Shop at 2817 Meridian where we accept donations and turn them into salable items. Our Thrift Shop is fully staffed by volunteers Tuesday through Saturday and all the money we raise stays right here in Whatcom County.

We are dedicated to making a difference in Whatcom County where we see the power of change in action. Come join us and become part of our community service efforts to help children and adults in need. Membership is open to those who wish to provide service to the community and who want to experience the inner reward that comes from helping others.

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild

Contact Person: Walter Hekala
2620 North Harbor Loop Dr., Suite #6, Bellingham, WA 98225

Mission: The Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) exists as a non-profit, community based membership organization for people with varied skill levels and interests in the metal arts. It provides a forum for the appreciation of and involvement in the diverse field of metal arts through educational activities such as lectures, forums, classes, guest workshops, and demonstrations. Our members are those interested in learning and practicing in the metal arts. However, as an organization we are supporting other local nonprofits by donation of pieces made by our members for the other organization’s fund raising events. In 2017 BMAG donated pieces to over 20 other local non-profits with a value exceeding $3000. Please review our web page for a list of organizations we are currently supporting. https://bmag-wa.org/community-resources/donation-project/.

Bellingham Music Enrichment Project

Contact Person: Amy Black
2756 Jessie Court Ferndale, WA 98248

Learning about life through music is a true gift. Experiencing this gift in collaboration with others is exceptionally important. Music is a universal language that has the power to create community, promote health, and bridge divides Bellingham’s rich history of music-making is well documented and now the ‘Bellingham Music Enrichment Project’ would like you to join us. Whether young or old, the BMEP has an exciting musical program waiting for you! Our goal is to engage our community in music-making… Join Us!!!

Bellingham Threshold Singers

Contact Person: Donna Inglis
PO Box 5303 Bellingham, WA 98227

We are a 30+ group of women who primarily sing at the bedside of those at or near death or are facing a life altering illness. We are part of a larger international organization (threshold choir.org) with some 200 groups worldwide. Our mission is to provide comfort to those at the thresholds of life. We will go to clients wherever they may be and our services are always free. http://bellinghamthresholdsingers.org

Blaine Senior Center

Contact Person: Kathy Sitker, Director
763 G Street Blaine, WA 98239

The Blaine Senior Center provides numerous activities for those in the Blaine Washington area 50 and over. It is a wonderful, cheerful place to volunteer. There are numerous exercise programs, including a strength training room; pool room, library, fun events, and meals provided to members. It is a great place for seniors to meet and make friends, and gain support. There are also numerous expenses that are incurred to run the Senior Center, so winning this contest would be of great help.

Blue Skies for Children

Contact Person: Julie Guay
2505 Cedarwood Ave. #5 Bellingham, WA 98225

To raise hope and self-esteem by sponsoring enrichment programs and other essentials for homeless, low income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Brigadoon Service Dogs

Contact Person: Denise Costanten
4759 Mission Road Bellingham, WA 98226

Provides trained service dogs for Veterans, children, and adults with physical, developmental and behavioral health disabilities to promote a more independent and enriched life.

Days For Girls International

Contact Person: Emily
102 Ohio Street Bellingham, WA 98225

MISSION & VISION Days for Girls is creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all, through sustainable menstrual care solutions and health education. Our movement has reached more than one million women and girls — and counting! With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.

Downtown Bellingham Partnership

Contact Person: Alice Clark
1310 Commercial Street Bellingham, WA 98225

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the vibrancy and growth of our downtown. Everything we do is rooted in the idea that our community — Downtown Bellingham — is a place unlike anywhere else. We work to enhance, promote, and advocate for a vibrant city center through development, promotion, support, and celebration. Mission: We champion the health and vitality of downtown Bellingham through the promotion of commerce, culture, and celebration. Vision: Bursting with creative vitality and authentic charm, Downtown Bellingham is a thriving, healthy community where people from all walks of life can experience a wealth of opportunities to work, shop, learn, and play.

Dream Bigger (Preventing Violence against Women & Children)

Contact Person: Laurie Hagen McConkey
2221 G Street Bellingham, Wa 98225

Dream Bigger is committed to preventing violence against women & children through advocacy, financial, educational, legal & career coaching, resulting in long-term permanent self sufficiency, independence & safety.

Excellence Northwest

Contact Person: Judy Oxford
2215 Midway Ln #213 Bellingham, WA 98226

Educational Non-Profit leading courses in personal effectiveness to strengthen the fabric of good will in the world and to support people to create lives they love.

Generations Early Learning & Family Center

Contact Person: Heidi Bugbee, Executive Director
2901 Connelly Avenue, B101 Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 820-3121

Generations Early Learning and Family Center” (St. Francis Foundation) provides intergenerational interaction between children and the residents of Mt. Baker Care Center and Summit Place Assisted Living. These interactions benefit our children by providing “grandparents” for daily contact and support, and by encouraging the child’s sense of self worth through this extended family concept. This intergenerational model also benefits the senior citizens in our community by giving them enhanced socialization, emotional support, and stimulated learning. Generations Early Learning & Family Center blends two types of institutional cultures to produce a marvelous result – a multigenerational living-learning environment.

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Contact Person: Fred Sheppard
1825 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225e
360-715-9170 ext 1018

Habitat for Humanity aspires to be first in the hearts and minds of the people of Whatcom County through a variety of ways such as: New home construction Ending the cycle of poverty forever for our neighbors in need Opportunities to volunteer in service to the community Selling inexpensive furnishings and home remodel materials to the community Diverting valuable resources from the landfill to productive use Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County envisions a community where there is no substandard housing. We aspire to be an organization valued for its efforts to decrease inter generational poverty through affordable home ownership and we strive to mitigate the social consequences of substandard housing and poverty. A home is a family’s most important asset. Not only does it provide shelter; it is a place to develop and maintain social networks, access city services, raise children and make memories. Home ownership provides a source of wealth that can be passed down to future generations. Studies show children in stable living situations have better educational outcomes, and children of homeowners are more likely to own homes themselves. Communities with higher rates of home ownership benefit in lots of ways (additional tax revenue, less poverty, less crime, lower expenditures on social services). Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County envisions a home building process that maintains Habitat’s “Simple, Safe, Decent, Affordable” standards but also allows for the introduction of new or “green” materials and designs. Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County recognizes that the task of eliminating substandard housing in Whatcom County is too big to accomplish alone. We envision partnering with governments, other non-profit organizations, churches, civic clubs, businesses, foundations, and individuals to provide home ownership opportunities. Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County envisions a process where we recognize and value community networks and are engaged with a homeowner throughout the period of their mortgage.

Homes Now Not Later

Contact Person: James Peterson
1441 St. Paul Street Bellingham, WA 98229

HomesNow Not Later is all heart and action for the homeless in our community. Their primary goal is to create transitional housing that provides the stability people need to regain dignity and function.

Kids In Motion Therapy Clinic

Contact Person: Emma Bird
4152 Meridian Street, Suite 105 PMB 159, Bellingham, WA 98226
(971) 678-9819

Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic (KIMTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that specializes in home-based as well as center-based physical, occupational, and speech therapies for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

LAW Advocates

Contact Person: Mike Heatherly
1415 Commercial Street Bellingham, WA 98225

LAW Advocates provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Whatcom and Island counties. This vital work is accomplished through the volunteer service of local lawyers, paralegals, students, and community members.

Lions Camp Horizon

Contact Person: Sharron Sherfick
7506 Gemini Street Blaine, WA 98230
360-531-1712 (cell)

Camp Horizon is a residential summer camp for teens and adults with developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Activities such as archery, horseback riding and bowling help campers gain self confidence and create memories that will last a lifetime. Since 1974, Camp Horizon has helped individuals blossom in ways only a unique summer camp experience can do.

Main Street Mutt Rescue

Contact Person: Amy Millman
1550 Main St Ferndale, WA 98248

MSMR saves lives. They take in dogs from high kill shelters, and place them in foster homes until they can find their forever homes. They also have them spayed or nurtured and groomed, as well as give them shots and other veterinarian needs.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

Contact Person: Amy Johnson
3057 E. Bakerview Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) works on restoring and improving the watershed in Whatcom County to ensure that wild Pacific salmon and steelhead have the best chance for survival. One thing that sets NSEA apart from other environmental organizations is its commitment to meaningful community involvement in the restoration process. NSEA employs Washington Service Corps and Washington Conservation Corps teams to perform the work requiring heavy equipment and, just as importantly, to train and guide community volunteers in the hands-on work of restoring and replanting the river and stream banks. The result is that over the past 25 years of NSEA’s operation in Whatcom County, it has completed over 400 restoration projects, including the removal of 70 barriers that made fish migration difficult or impossible. Additionally, it has opened up over 50 miles of habitat that can now be used by salmon. This was accomplished by the successful partnership of NSEA’s leadership and guidance and community volunteers who collectively contributed over 15,000 hours of work. NSEA provides a way for people of all ages and abilities work together to achieve meaningful results on restoring the environment right here in Whatcom County.

North West Youth Services

Contact Person: Riannon Bardsley
1020 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-9862

Northwest Youth Services’ (NWYS) mission is to collaborate with at-risk, homeless, and runaway youth to foster self-reliance. They provide housing and supportive services to youth in Whatcom and County. This year Northwest Youth Services plans to open a new drop-in facility for youth that will provide basic services like showers, clothes, a place to rest, and other services. Help our communities youth get off the streets.

Pickford Film Center

Contact Person: Ariel Brownstein
PO Box 2521 Bellingham, WA 98229

Pickford Film Center is downtown Bellingham’s independent cinema, showing documentary, foreign, independent films 365 days a year. They bring over 4,000 middle school students in Whatcom County to a free movie each year as part of Doc-ED, a program run in conjunction with Doctober, the Pickford’s month-long documentary film festival which has grown to be the largest on the west coast. Run by a very small staff, the Pickford does amazing things for our community that other small cities only dream of. We’re lucky to have them here.

Pioneer Meadows Montessori School

Contact Person: Lee Smith
2377 Douglas Road, Ferndale WA 98248

Pioneer Meadows Montessori School is a low cost, independent school in Ferndale, Washington offering an outstanding, engaging, scientifically-researched Montessori curriculum. Children are offered a rich and dynamic experience from calm, loving, and highly qualified staff.

Promise 23 Ranch Ministries

Contact Person: Jennifer Teigrob
2065 E Hemmi Rd Everson, WA 98247

Promise 23 Ranch Ministries provides a faith based, equine assisted therapy program, bringing God’s love and restoration to victims of sexual exploitation as they grow in confidence, reach goals, and rebuild relationships.

The Arc of Whatcom County

Contact Person: Michelle Karaffa
2602 McLeod Road Bellingham, WA 98225
360-715-0170 (ext 311)

It is estimated that there are over 2,000 individuals in our community with developmental disabilities. For families, this can mean out of pocket medical/therapy expenses, reduced work hours to care for their family member and challenges managing the complexity of services. The goal of The Arc of Whatcom County is to assist people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians to create connections to services, as well as to each other. Our support extends from birth to end-of-life, across all developmental disabilities.

The Foundry, Bellingham Makerspace

Contact Person: Mary Elliott
1000 F Street Bellingham, WA 98225

The Foundry provides access to sophisticated tools, technology, workspace and classes. This creative space encourages collaboration, drives innovation, and supports entrepreneurs and students. The Foundry is a volunteer run non-profit with a big heart for connecting the Bellingham community and beyond (have a need? have a skill? We will connect you up with someone local) Contact us for volunteer and teaching (paid) opportunities or to schedule a tour! What’s your passion? Make time to do it. Make time to share it.

United We Dance

Contact Person: Brittany Burton

United We Dance is a non-profit organization that raises funds to help highschool aged dancers from our community travel and share their love of dance through cultural exchange. Students raise funds themselves to travel to Bellingham’s Sister Cities around the world and completely immerse themselves in another culture through homestay with families, performances at local schools, and experiencing daily life with other teens from the area. UWD has been involved in eight exchanges since 1997 and cultivated relationships around the world by sharing and learning from each other!

Voice for Vylit

Contact Person: Aaron Thomas
858 W Smith Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226

Building a Community Commitment in honor of Vylit. 1. Find and implement new strategies against bullying in school. 2. Request partnership and involvement between school district, community, students, and parents. 3. Share experience of Vylit and honor her life by growing an environment of well-being through action together as a community. #VoiceforVylit

Whatcom Humane Society

Contact Person: Courtney Adams
2172 Division St Bellingham, WA 98226

The Whatcom Humane Society’s (WHS) mission is to advocate for animals, educate the community to promote humane treatment and respect for animals, and provide for abandoned, injured, abused or neglected animals. The organization was established in 1902 to address the needs of animals in Whatcom County. WHS advocates for the right of all animals to be treated with kindness, respect, and compassion. In 2017, we sheltered and provided medical attention for approximately 5,000 domestic and native wild animals. In addition to sheltering services, WHS operates 24-hour Animal Control and Rescue, an in-house veterinary clinic, animal adoptions, and a Safe Pet program for temporary care of animals belonging to victims of domestic violence. We also offer programs for pets of low-income families in Whatcom County, including a Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) and a pet food bank. The Whatcom Humane Society does more than respond to all animals in need; it informs and educates the community about the humane treatment of animals. WHS engages the community through workshops for all ages with a variety of topics. We offer programming in schools across the county in our effort to reduce the cycle of pet overpopulation and animal abuse in Whatcom County.

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC)

Contact Person: Chuck Eberdt
PO Box 312 Bellingham, WA 98227
(360) 319-3230

The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) provides affordable jazz music education classes for aspiring high school age musicians. The students are mentored by professional Northwest jazz musicians and have the opportunity to learn sight reading, soloing and improvising in the “pressure cooker” of the small group. After several months in the program the students are playing and working together at a proficiency commonly achieved at the college level, fostering a high level of discipline and creative thinking. No one is turned away, and quite a few students attend classes on scholarship. In addition, WJMAC brings the best local, regional, and national jazz artists to Bellingham for weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings at the Sylvia Center for the Arts.

YWCA of Bellingham

Contact Person: Mary Dickman
1026 N Forest St. Bellingham, WA 98225
360 734-4820

Provides Emergency and Transitional housing for homeless women in Bellingham, including programs to help the women be able to live on their own. Also has the Back to Work Boutique to provide suitable clothing for interviews and jobs.