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Tickets Available for 10th Annual Shrimp Dinner Supporting Ferndale Scholarships

Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Shrimp Dinner and Silent Auction to support the Ferndale Scholarship Fund! CLICK HERE!

This year’s Shrimp Dinner has a new location – beautiful Bellewood Acres!

Please Join us!

6pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian

Dinner is $50 per person Tickets are limited! Please call the Whatcom… Continue reading

Project Neighborly Grant Application now live!

Project Neighborly grants spark ideas about how we can all become better neighbors. They make the necessary resources available to bring them to life. Your enthusiasm for more neighborly communities, from the water to the mountains and between our international and county borders, combined with your energy and ingenuity will result in more area residents being neighborly –… Continue reading

You Can Make a Difference Through Board Match

Do You Want to Make a Difference in Our Community?

Would you like to help a nonprofit organization you care about as member of their board?

Are you interested in connecting with new people who are working to make a difference?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the questions above, you may be interested in Board Match, a program of… Continue reading

Project Neighborly: Kendall Kids Cookin’ with Gas!

Andi Browne runs EATery at the Mt. Baker School District’s Kendall Elementary School. Every Thursday, she and her volunteers from the School Garden Committee combine art and food for creative lessons in cooking, nutrition and the power of group effort.

In 2013, the Boston Globe reported that more than 70 percent of children live with two busy working parents… Continue reading

Project Neighborly: Prevent Forest Fires, Spark Neighbor Conversation

Anne Mosness learned the hard way what fire can do to a community when she lost her business in Alaska to a warehouse fire several years ago. So it’s not surprising she is part of Hillside Firewise in Sudden Valley, one of several residents with experience in fire fighting, prevention and education eager to share their knowledge so that wildfire… Continue reading

Project Neighborly: South Fork Speaker Series Helps People Know Neighbors

The South Fork Valley is a sparsely populated corner of Whatcom County. The 8,000 people who live in the area have a variety of jobs and interests. Some live and work there, others commute to Bellingham or beyond. There are retirees and teens, conservatives and liberals, a dozen ethnic groups, and representatives of most major religions. It is not necessarily… Continue reading

Project Neighborly: Outside the Bubble

What does it mean when 200 people apply to have dinner with a stranger?

For Bellingham Herald Executive Editor Julie Shirley the meaning is clear: in the wake of a divisive election, people in Whatcom County are eager to meet someone outside their sphere.

The Herald used a Project Neighborly grant to fund a series of dinners in area restaurants… Continue reading

Biking -and Giving – Coast to Coast!

Robin and Doug Robertson like to think big – when it comes to health, travel AND philanthropy.  They are about to embark on a ‘bucket list’ item where they will ride their bikes from Bellingham to the farthest point away in the continental US. This epic journey begins this summer.  They will bike from corner to corner, coast… Continue reading

Project Neighborly: Tea for thirty-two times two

Neighborliness is about getting together in a special way. 

Tea is always an occasion. But high tea for 32 Lummi Island schoolchildren and their elder neighbors on Valentine’s Day? That’s a full-fledged party with hats, gloves, mustaches and manners. The event, along with the pen-pal relationships that led up to it, was supported by a Foundation Project Neighborly grant.… Continue reading

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