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Neighbors Care Fund

Neighbors Care Fund 2014

Community gifts for community needs

“It’s a way where a lot of people can give a little. It’s gratifying to be … an instrument of positive change.”

— Rufus Woods

The Neighbors Care Fund launches its annual campaign on Thanksgiving Day to raise funds for local nonprofits that serve the greater community. A committee that includes Community Foundation of North Central Washington executive director Beth Stipe selected three nonprofits to split the proceeds from this holiday season's campaign. The following groups will share funds raised during this year’s Neighbor Care Fund campaign:

Chelan Valley Hope’s homelessness prevention program: The program assists Chelan Valley individuals or families in crisis with basic needs such as food, personal items, clothing, IDs, transportation, utility payments, rent, or when necessary, short-term emergency shelter/housing.

Entiat Valley Community Services Food Bank’s regional health clinic: The Entiat Regional Health Clinic provides free, quality health care through volunteer healthcare professionals to adults and children who are uninsured, low-income and/or underinsured in Entiat and our communities of Chelan/Douglas counties.

Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council’s weatherization program: The program provides free energy-conservation assistance for income-eligible renters and homeowners in Chelan and Douglas counties. Energy cost savings average about 20 percent to individual households.

Last year, generous donors contributed to three recipient agencies — CASA, Packing Friendship Project, and New Life Adoptions. Now in its 14th year, the Neighbors Care Fund has raised more than $225,000 in community donations.

There are three ways you can donate to this year's campaign:

1) Electronically, by clicking on this link

2) Mail a check to Neighbors Care Fund, c/o Community Foundation of North Central Washington, 9 S. Wenatchee Ave., WA, 98801

3) Or in person by dropping a donation at the offices of The Wenatchee World, 14 N. Mission St.



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