Tag: philanthropy

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How to Help Families Struggling this Christmas Due to COVID-19

Nearly half of low-income Americans reported that they or someone in their household experienced some type of income loss during the pandemic, according to information published by Pew Research Center. Because more people are facing hardship this year due to the impacts of … read more

Ken Kieffer

Ken Kieffer — Volunteer Extraordinaire

Ken Kieffer’s world extends far beyond the edges of his mirror. Kieffer, 71, is a longtime Gig Harbor resident, retired attorney and consummate volunteer. He gives his time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Diabetics Association, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, Pierce County’s … read more

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Local Food Banks Step Up Efforts to Fill Increased Need

The coronavirus pandemic (a.k.a. COVID-19) flipped the world, as we know it, off its axis. Life was normal as we all went about our unique daily grinds of juggling careers, commutes, school and extracurricular activities. Then, in what feels like a blink of … read more

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Supporting Local Nonprofits through Kitsap Great Give

Nonprofit organizations helping people in need are struggling all around the country, as more people need help right now. Locally, you can help through the annual Kitsap Great Give, a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation to grow philanthropy … read more

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Be a Hero for UNICEF this Halloween

Being a hero goes beyond dressing up in a costume this Halloween season. Children, families and schools across the country can channel their own superpowers to help deliver lifesaving supplies to children in need this October. One way to use your superpowers is … read more

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Become a Gleaner to Pick Produce for Those in Need (and Yourself)

Kitsap Harvest is a program that organizes volunteers to pick surplus fruits and veggies from farms, yards and gardens across Kitsap County. This activity is called “gleaning.” Kitsap Harvest donates the fresh produce to local organizations that feed people, like food banks, shelters, school summer … read more

Brenda Prickett

Unsung Hero — Brenda Prickett

Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot coordinator

The Turkey Trot is a 5k and 1-mile fun run on Thanksgiving morning that benefits Helpline House on Bainbridge Island. The run has raised more than $130,000 for Helpline House since its inception in 2010. Islanders Ann Browning and Jenny Campbell started the … read more

Vickie Lawrence

Unsung Hero — Vickie Lawrence

Pacific Northwest Title sales manager and annual food...

Every year since 2004, Pacific Northwest Title has been hosting a holiday food drive benefitting all Kitsap County food banks. The drive begins the last week in October and runs for three weeks, and the company involves all its employees at both the … read more

David Cathers

Unsung Hero — David Cathers

Real estate agent and Gig Harbor Thanksgiving Brigade...

The Gig Harbor Thanksgiving Basket Brigade started out 25 years ago with the goal of providing food to families in need at Thanksgiving. The effort has grown from 12 baskets organized and delivered by eight volunteers, to providing 1,580 baskets and feeding more … read more

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