teaser logo

Peninsula Home Fund going strong

The annual campaign for Peninsula Home Fund donations continues through the holiday season.

For 32 years, the Peninsula Daily News has collected donations to create an essential bridge for our neighbors when they run a little short.

North Olympic Peninsula residents in need can use the funds, which are dispersed by Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP), to help them go on with being or becoming productive members of society and improving their lives.

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

During this season’s campaign, the PDN lists contributors every other Sunday and provides updates on the amount donated.

Since some needs can surpass the $350 cap OlyCAP had in place, the agency has removed the cap for a one-time grant, although amounts of $500 or more will require the director’s approval.

Donations don’t have to be large. Every gift makes a difference, regardless of its size. It creates a safety net for Peninsula residents when there is nowhere else to turn.

The Peninsula Home Fund is a unique nonprofit program:

• 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.

All instances of help are designed to get an individual or family through a crisis — and back on the path to self-sufficiency.

Home Fund case managers often work with each individual or family to develop a plan to become financially stable — and avoid a recurrence of the emergency that prompted aid from the fund.

As needed, Peninsula Home Fund contributions are often used in conjunction with money from churches, service clubs and other donors, enabling OlyCAP to stretch the value of the contribution.

• 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.

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 www.olycap.formstack.com/forms/general_inquiry.

If you are unable to access the internet, you may 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.

Physical offices remain closed to the public due to COVID-19 health concerns, but services are available.

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

How to donate

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 www.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.

________

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

More in News

Clallam County seeking volunteers for boards, commissions

Clallam County is seeking volunteers to fill 74 vacancies… Continue reading

A home is left gutted by fire after an early-morning blaze said to have been accidental and likely caused by discarded fireworks that smoldered and spread. (Clallam 2 Fire Rescue)
Lake Sutherland blaze leaves family homeless

Firefighters say combustion may be from fireworks

A doe and its fawn make tracks on the beach Tyler Street Plaza in Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Checking out the beach

A doe and its fawn make tracks on the beach Tyler Street… Continue reading

The Port of Port Townsend has installed a no fireworks sign by the entrance to the Gardiner boat launch ramp to discourage illegal fireworks use that has been an ongoing problem, residents say, along with illegal camping and overnight parking in the lot across the road. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
Gardiner no-shoot area is denied

Stakeholders pursue different solutions

Avian flu case reported in Jefferson County

State highest in nation for infected backyard flocks of birds, poultry

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a city-wide ban on fireworks on Port Angeles, many people purchased the devices in Clallam County and nearby Native American reservations and brought them into town for Independence Day celebrations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Fireworks cleanup

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent… Continue reading

A hallway at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Healing Clinic at 526 S. Ninth Ave. leads to several meeting rooms, where patients with opioid-use disorder (OUD) treatment receive counseling. The facility officially opens today. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Healing clinic opens in Sequim

First day to see patients is today

After a three-year hiatus, the popular Fiddle Tunes is back at Centrum with workshops and performances culminating in a Fiddle Tunes finale on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. Sharing tunes at Fort Worden Commons on Tuesday afternoon are, from left: WB Reid of Seattle, Paul Rangell and son Benny of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Suzy Thompson of Berkeley, Calif. Thompson is a past Artistic Director of the Fiddle Tunes. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Fiddle tunes

After a three-year hiatus, the popular Fiddle Tunes is back at Centrum… Continue reading

Shooting ban area hearing to be set

Neighbors can ask to join if interested

Most Read