The Whatcom Dream was the recipient of The Chrysalis Inn & Spa’s January spa donation in the amount of $2,100. The Whatcom Dream is an organization that has been helping Whatcom County residents reach their dreams by providing financial education, support, encouragement and opportunities to marginalized individuals.
Mike Keenan, the owner of the Chrysalis, began donating to local nonprofits to donate anticipated corporate tax cuts to those most in need in his own community. This donation to The Whatcom Dream celebrates one year of giving, as the Chrysalis has donated over $23,000 to local nonprofits.
The Whatcom Dream, who has been providing financial literacy and life skills curriculum throughout Whatcom County since 1999, has a mission to create poverty-reducing pathways for residents to discover their dreams and achieve their full potential.
The Chrysalis, a locally owned hotel, spa & restaurant on Fairhaven’s waterfront, has been giving 1% of monthly spa revenues to a local nonprofit since February of 2017 and will continue to do so through 2018.
February’s donation recipient will be Growing Alliances, an organization dedicated to empowering at-risk youth through vocational opportunities in urban agriculture, www.growingalliances.org.