Although the 32nd Peninsula Home Fund campaign for 2020 ended Dec. 31, the fund never closes.
It can accept donations all year long.
Donations provide money for Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) case workers to create an essential bridge for residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties when things just don’t match up.
The Home Fund is not a welfare program. Money is used to give families and individuals from Port Townsend to Forks, from Quilcene and Brinnon to Sequim, Joyce and La Push “a hand up, not a handout” to get through an emergency situation.
Residents in need can use the funds to help them go on with being or becoming productive members of society and improving their lives.
All contributions are federally tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written. Those who donate will receive thank-you letters accepted by the IRS.
No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead. Every penny goes to OlyCAP, which uses 10 percent to assist with administrative costs. Beginning in 2012, OlyCAP was permitted to use 10 percent — 10 cents of every dollar donated — to help with administrative costs for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients. Previously there were no deductions.
PDN does not rent, sell, give or otherwise share your address or other information with anyone or make any other use of it.
To apply for a Peninsula Home Fund grant, contact one of the three 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 voicemail box at any of the three numbers, and a Home Fund caseworker will phone you back as soon as they are able. OlyCAP’s website is olycap.org; email: [email protected] Cherish Cronmiller, OlyCAP’s executive director, oversees disbursements from the Peninsula Home Fund.
To donate, write a check to “Peninsula Home Fund” and attach it to the coupon that appears in today’s PDN. 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 olycap.org/ donations.
From children’s pennies to checks for thousands of dollars, the generosity of Peninsula Daily News readers makes a positive difference.
If you have any questions about the fund, call Publisher Terry R. Ward at 360-417-3500.