“Cups of Hope” Fundraiser Benefits Rebound of Whatcom County

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Submitted by Rebound of Whatcom County

On Friday, March 13, the 7th annual “Cups of Hope” fundraiser took place at every Woods Coffee location in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Customers were given the opportunity to make a minimum donation of $5 to Rebound of Whatcom County. In return for their cash donations, customers received a free 12-ounce drink.

Nearly $23,000 was raised for both Rebound’s Roots program and their Ray of Hope summer program. The programs provide ongoing support for children with behavioral and emotional challenges and their families.

Along with the traditional drive-through giving at each Woods location, for the second year local businesses were invited to participate in pre-purchasing $5 coupons or a “Cups of Hope Coffee Break” to treat their employees or clients. Rebound and North Coast Credit Union staff delivered coffee and pastries to 47 businesses around Whatcom County.

Tyler Michel, the new Executive Director of Rebound remarked, “Witnessing the Cups of Hope event this year was amazing. I was beyond excited to see so much support from our community for local kids & families in vulnerable situations. I am so thankful for The Woods Coffee and North Coast Credit Union for hosting this event as our title sponsors, as well as the many other businesses that participated in the event. Looking forward to next year!”

Rebound of Whatcom County provides advocacy, relationships, skills and resources to help families step out of poverty. Rebound serves as a bridge for families between state agencies, communities of faith and local neighborhoods, creating places of belonging that nurture sustained, positive change. Rebound programming includes Rebound Roots: Strengthening Children and Families, a weekly school-year program and Ray of Hope seven-week summer program.


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