The RE Store and Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham announce Rockin’ for The RE Store, a benefit concert, raffle, and auction to support The RE Store’s Community Jobs Training program. This free for all-ages event will be held on Friday, May 19, from 5:30–10:00 p.m. in Boundary Bay’s outdoor beer garden. The event includes live music from The Legendary Chucklenuts and High Mountain Stringband, an informal auction with incredible items donated by generous local businesses, and a raffle of big prizes totaling over $4,000. All proceeds from the evening go to support The RE Store’s efforts to combat joblessness in Whatcom County.
Raffle prizes include dinner and lodging for two at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, a fully loaded Dr. Dew bike from Kona Bike shop and a double date spa package from The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, and a Taylor guitar and lesson package from Mojo Music Discount. Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at The RE Store on Meridian and Broadway St starting in April.
“Community Jobs strengthens Whatcom County by investing in those who need help the most,” said Kurt Gisclair, Director of The RE Store. “By giving displaced workers the skills and confidence to support themselves, we’re helping to increase local jobs and prevent homelessness.”
The RE Store Community Jobs Training Program works with local agencies and nonprofits to provide low-income individuals with the skills necessary to gain long-term, meaningful employment. Through one-on-one coaching and a comprehensive curriculum, trainees learn on-the-job skills, build their resumes, improve their confidence in interviews, and receive skill-based certifications.
The Rockin’ event will support The RE Store’s goals to triple their impact by increasing the amount of displacing workers they can train and offering a wider set of professional development skills.
Gisclair states, “At The RE Store, we believe in community. We believe we are stronger, happier, and healthier when we support one another. But we know that a community can only be as healthy as its most vulnerable members. That’s why we are committed to strengthening the community, by investing in those who need help the most. This fundraiser is all about supporting this program, so we can get displaced workers back into the workforce.”
For more information go to http://re-store.org/get-involved/events/