The Peninsula Home Fund is seeking contributions for its 31st annual holiday fundraising campaign through New Year’s Eve.
A little can mean a lot. The average amount given per person this year has been $143.
The annual cap for an individual is $350.
The Home Fund offers an essential bridge when things just don’t match up to allow your neighbors on the North Olympic Peninsula to remain, or become, productive members of society. It creates a safety net for Peninsula residents when there is nowhere else to turn.
The goal is “a hand up, not a handout.”
How to apply
To apply for a Peninsula Home Fund grant, contact one of the three Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) offices:
• OlyCAP’s Port Angeles office is at 228 W. First St., Suite J (Armory Square Mall); 360-452-4726. For Port Angeles- and Sequim-area residents.
• Its Port Townsend office is at 823 Commerce Loop; 360-385-2571. For Jefferson County residents.
• The Forks office is at 421 Fifth Ave.; 360-374-6193. For West End residents.
Leave a message in the voice mailbox at any of the three numbers, and a Home Fund caseworker will phone you back.
Contributions so far
A number of generous individuals and organizations have been donating money to the Peninsula Home Fund since the first of the year.
While most of the money is raised between Thanksgiving and Dec. 31, the fund itself never closes.
Donations of any amount are always welcome. Every gift makes a difference, regardless of size.
To donate, write a check to “Peninsula Home Fund” and attach it to the coupon that appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News.
Mail both items to Peninsula Home Fund, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
You can also contribute online using a credit card. Just go to www.olycap.org/peninsula-home-fund.
All contributions are IRS tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written.
Your personal information is kept confidential. PDN does not rent, sell, give or otherwise share your address or other information with anyone or make any other use of it.
No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead. Every penny goes to OlyCAP, which uses it to help the most vulnerable members of our community, from infants to families to seniors, taking up to 10 percent to help pay for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients.
If you have any questions about the fund, call Publisher Terry R. Ward at 360-417-3500.
Here is a list of the most recent donors whose Home Fund contributions were processed between Nov. 27 and Dec. 5.
Name and amount
Terry Yoshii, Sequim, $100.
Tom and Jean Wolfe, Port Angeles, $250.
Trudy Rittenhouse, Port Angeles, $100.
Chris Gutmacher, Port Angeles, $150.
Dorothy West, Sequim. In memory of Earl West.
Disaster Relief Fund-Forks Clothing Bank, Forks.
Kim Redmond, Chimacum.
Kim Redmond, Chimacum.
Chris and Valerie Mohr, Sekiu.
Ferdinand and Tony Rumore, Port Angeles. In memory of Jim Moran, who gave so much of himself to his community.
Kevin and Connee Foster, Port Angeles.
Larry and Sandy Davidson, Sequim. In memory of Carol Norseen.
Jerry Fisch, Carlsborg. In honor of Bonnie.
Jerry and Anna Nichols, Port Angeles. In honor of Kathryn Hofer.
Ruth and Norbert Karr, Chimacum.
Mary and Roy Gotham, Port Angeles.
Al and Barbara Deese. Port Angeles. In honor of Ann Holke.
Laurel Cripe, Vancouver, Wash.
Soeren and Connie Poulsen, Sequim.
Drs. Judy M. and Joseph L. Price, Sequim.
Charles Byrd, Sequim. In honor of Karen Byrd.
Cyndi Ross, Port Angeles. In memory of Kate Sheffield.
Sue Priddy, Sequim. In memory of my daughter, Beverly Carbis, and my, husband Allen Herlyck.
Curt and Lesa Oppelt, Port Angeles. In honor of Laurel N. Oppelt and Edwin H. Maybee.
Rick and Wendy Oak, Port Angeles.
Kathy and Jim Wesley, Port Angeles.
John and Renee Jones, Sequim.
Robin and Ronald Sidwell, Port Angeles.
Port Angeles, $25.
Port Angeles, $50.
Port Angeles, $25. In honor of Gabe Loran.
Port Angeles, $100.
Sequim, $100. In honor of Elizabeth Valentine.
Port Angeles, $500. In memory of Vince Bettger.
Port Angeles, $100.
Sequim, $25. In honor of my parents.
Port Angeles, $100. In honor of Wild Bill/Sweet William.
Port Angeles, $200.
Sequim, $205. In honor of Norma Jean and Debbie Jean.