Peninsula Home Fund accepting donations

Campaign began Thanksgiving

Home Fund coupon

The 33rd annual campaign for Peninsula Home Fund donations continues after kicking off on Thanksgiving.

The Peninsula Daily News collects donations to create a fund for North Olympic Peninsula residents in need. Funds are dispersed to residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties only by Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP).

Donors gave $313,509.65 to the Peninsula Home Fund in 2021 and through Jan. 6 of this year. This year, donations between January through October have plumped the fund to $48,135.42.

All contributions are federally tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written.

No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead. Every penny goes to OlyCAP, which will take 12.5 percent to assist with administrative costs.

Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference. It creates a safety net for Peninsula residents when there is nowhere else to turn for those small expenses that can make all the difference in bridging a difficulty and going on with being or becoming productive members of society and improving their lives

The Peninsula 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.

Donors’ 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.

To donate, write a check to “Peninsula Home Fund” and attach it to the coupon that appears in today’s PDN. You can also find the coupon online on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PenDailyNews. The image can be saved and printed out from there.

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 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.

How to apply

The best way to request assistance from the Peninsula Home Fund is to fill out an online inquiry.

The “Ask for General Assistance” button at www.olycap.org will take you to the request form, or you can go directly to olycap.formstack.com/forms/general_inquiry.

Those unable to access the internet can call OlyCAP offices in Port Angeles — 360-452-4726 — or Port Townsend — 360-385-2571, regardless of which county you reside in, and the front desk staff will fill it out on your behalf over the phone.

Cherish Cronmiller, OlyCAP’s executive director, oversees disbursements from the Peninsula Home Fund.

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