Submitted by: Bellingham Bay Rotary

Bellingham Bay Rotary donates money to local organizations every year. This year as part of our charitable giving campaign we recently donated a total of $15,500 to the following organizations:

  • Northwest Youth Services’ PAD project. Rhiannon Bardsley, executive director.
  • The Whatcom Dream, teaching financial literacy to low income people and fighting generational poverty.
  • Mount Baker Theatre, funding 20 full-ride scholarships to attend Missoula Childrens Theatre’s summer camps.
  • Blue Skies for Children, working with low-income families, $2000 went to support shoes, backpacks, winter clothes, swimming program and so on.
  • Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center, providing high quality, affordable childcare to families of all income levels, assisting low-income families to become self-sufficient.
  • Brigadoon Service Dogs, providing trained service dogs for veterans, children and adults with physical, developmental and behavioral health disabilities to promote a more independent and enriched life.
  • Max Higby Center, creating a warm, safe environment, Monday – Saturday, for teens and adults with mental disabilities. Donation money went to their nutritional educational program.
  • Assistance League of Bellingham. Donation money will be used for philanthropic projects such as Operation Schoolbell which provides new clothing to low-income elementary school children and foster kids.
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