Orcas Island’s Annual Holiday Fundraising Campaign opens Nov. 20

Submitted by OICF.

Give meaningful gifts this year that will ripple throughout the community . HOLIDAY GIVE ORCAS is back for a remarkable 10th anniversary on Orcas Island! This community-driven fundraising campaign raises critical funds for programs and resources serving Orcas Island. GIVE ORCAS is an initiative of the Orcas Island Community Foundation.

This year’s Holiday Give Orcas Campaign features 19 local nonprofit organizations. Each proposal was vetted and approved by the OICFGrants Committee. The overall request from all organizations totals $163,000.. OICF’s goal is to fully fund- every proposal, but it will not happen without help from you — the Orcas Island community. OICF invites you to participate as a Partner in Philanthropy. To participate as a partner, simply make a donation ($10 or more) at www.GIVEORCAS.org. Donations can also be made by cash, check, or stock to The Orcas Island Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1496, Eastsound, WA 98245 or dropped by the OICF office at 33 Urner #4, Eastsound.

Additionally, mark your calendars for the ever-popular Ben Franklin Game Day on November 27th. On this day, the grantees with the most $100 donations will receive bonuses of $1,000, $500 and $250 from the Orcas Island Community Foundation for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. On Dec 5th, the public can participate in Unique Donor Day. On this day, the grantees with the most unique donors will receive $1,000, $500 and $250 from the Orcas Island Community Foundation for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Thanks for helping make this a successful holiday campaign and for giving gifts of meaning that support causes and organizations that matter to you! Help spread the word about GIVE ORCAS by sharing the catalog with friends, family and neighbors and ask them to consider contributing a gift. Visit giveorcas.org Nov 20th to December 6th to participate.

For more information about the campaign and programs and funds featured, visit: www.giveorcas.org and www.oicf.us or contact OICF at info@oicf.us 360.376.6423