Peninsula Home Fund campaign nears end but benefits will continue all through 2019

Monday — New Year’s Eve — is the last day of the 2018 campaign for donations to the Peninsula Home Fund.

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

And each donation, no matter how small, does a great deal of good right here on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The fund collected by the Peninsula Daily News and administered by Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP), offers a hand up, not a handout, to people living in Clallam and Jefferson counties who, despite their best efforts, have run into emergency situations.

The average amount given per person this year from the 2017 campaign has been $129.

Although amounts are small, the value to the recipient can be huge. The Home Fund offers an essential bridge when things just don’t match up so people can go on with being or becoming productive members of society and improving their lives.

It’s a safety net for your neighbors.

No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead.

Every penny goes to OlyCAP, which has had to set aside 10 percent to pay for programs and services for Home Fund clients.

Donations can be made by individuals, couples, families and larger groups.

Some use it as an opportunity to honor loved ones or people they know who have contributed to the community.

Although the campaign ends on Monday, many contribute throughout the year.

To donate, write a check to Peninsula Home Fund, attach it to the coupon that appears in today’s PDN and mail to Peninsula Home Fund, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or contribute online using a credit card. Just go to www.olycap.org/peninsula-home-fund.

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.

Since its beginning in 1989, the fund has relied on the support of Jefferson and Clallam county residents.

To those who already have contributed during this 30th campaign of the Peninsula Home Fund, many thanks.

To others, please consider being the best of good neighbors and supporting the Home Fund.

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Executive Editor Leah Leach can be reached at 360-417-3530 or at [email protected]

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