The Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Bellingham, Wash. presented their April spa donation in the amount of $2,000 to Women Sharing Hope (WSH), specifically, the nonprofit’s Community Funds for emergent needs throughout Whatcom County. These funds assist local citizens with necessities, help often not available through other charitable means. Some examples are providing post-operative shoes, a replacement water heater, barrier removal home improvements, school clothing and sleeping bags for homeless students. Recipients are chosen through an application process by this all-volunteer organization found at www.womensharinghope.org.
WSH’s 19th annual handbag auction and luncheon “An English Garden Tea” will be held Saturday, June 2 from 1pm-4pm at BTC’s Settlemyer Hall. This year’s beneficiaries of auction proceeds are Girls on the Run for expansion into north & east Whatcom County, and Northwest Youth Services, finishing up their new build on State Street for “out of foster care” /homeless youth ages 18 to 24.
Tickets ($50) are still available by calling Maddi Atwood-Knudson at 360-296-2985. Items include raffle packages like 4 nights in Belize with a Southwest Airlines flight.
The Chrysalis, a locally owned hotel, spa & restaurant on Fairhaven’s waterfront, has been giving 1% of monthly spa revenues to a local non-profit since February of 2017, now totaling almost $30,000. www.thechrysalisinn.com
Support Officer Community Care, whose mission is to impact and influence the quality of life for families experiencing tragedy and trauma in Whatcom County, and the First Responders who serve them, will be May’s donation recipient. www.supportofficer.org.