Join us in supporting the food banks from Port Angeles and Sequim by making purchases or donating food or cash directly during our “Community First Saturday” event on Saturday December 1st, 2018. Food bank representatives will be present at both stores sharing with our customers about the impact they have and the essential work they’re doing to help feed our neighbors in need. 5% of all retail sales collected that Saturday and 100% of donations taken in the store from now until the 1st of December will be given to these essential organizations.
Funds raised at the stores will be used to purchase non-perishable foods and to provide assistance to people and community organizations that insure that no one goes hungry within our communities.
We chose the food banks in Port Angeles and Sequim as Community First Saturday recipients because we believe our support is a necessity to those that have a desperate need for healthy foods. Many residents of the Olympic Peninsula are currently living below the poverty line. It is our responsibility as an employee owned business that we offer the support to organizations like the food banks so that our community members in need can thrive without having to worry about where their next meal will come from.
Not only will we be encouraging our customers to shop with us on Saturday, December 1st, we’re encouraging specific food donations to help in filling needed areas within each food bank’s inventory.
Next time you’re at the grocery store we encourage you to help with our food drive and purchase one or more of the listed food below. Food can be brought in to either of our stores and donated into the wheelbarrow at the front of the stores. The local food banks encourage the donation of foods that are low in sodium and sugar so they can be of the greatest nutritional value to their clients.
- Low Sugar Peanut Butter
- Fruit Preserves
- Mac & Cheese
- Canned Tuna
- Low Sodium Soups
- Canned Beans
The food banks of Port Angeles and Sequim not only rely heavily on donations, but are also in need of reliable volunteers to fully realize their missions within Clallam County. They encourage financial donations but also extend the call for qualified persons to assist by becoming volunteers.
- Click HERE to Message Port Angeles Food Bank via Facebook for more information on volunteering
- Click HERE to learn more about volunteering for the Sequim Food Bank
Mark it down on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone and head on down to Angeles Millwork or Hartnagel Building Supply, Saturday December 1st, and shop with a purpose. Community non-profits help to keep our communities whole, profitable and productive. But it can’t be done without everyone’s help.
Your participation matters!
Want to know more about the food banks in Port Angeles and Sequim?
- All contact info for Port Angeles Food Bank can be found on their Facebook page by clicking HERE
- Learn more about the Sequim Food Bank by going to their website by clicking HERE.
Join us in supporting Pennies for Quarters by making purchases or donating directly during our “Community First Saturday” event on Saturday November 3rd, 2018. Pennies for Quarters representatives will be present at Hartnagel Building Supply, informing all those that attend and shop about the local work they’re doing to provide transitional housing for veterans within Clallam County. 5% of all retail sales collected that Saturday and 100% of donations taken in the store will be given to this incredible organization.
Funds raised at the stores will be used to assist in the purchase of 22 acres within Clallam County. The purchased land will eventually support multiple tiny houses and supportive units to allow veterans to properly heal, regain their independence and become supportive members of society.
We chose Pennies for Quarters as a Community First Saturday recipient because we believe our support is a necessity to those that have sacrificed so much in their quest to protect our freedoms. It is estimated that there are over 140 local veterans that are currently homeless in Clallam County. Local veterans live their lives in multiple areas around the community that are far from worthy for appropriate housing. It’s also of paramount importance that our veterans receive the mental health, career and addiction services that Pennies for Quarters aims to provide. Granting the veteran population the tools to gain true independence is a community responsibility we all must contribute to.
Pennies for Quarters has an extensive plan to a create a caring and stable environment for our veterans.
Those homeless veterans that come to them and wish to be a part of their program will go through a screening process and have to agree to their codes of conduct. All applicants must be able to provide proof of service and must have been either honorably or generally discharged. They must be drug free or be willing to enter into in-patient treatment, agree to monthly drug testing, and understand that the purpose is to help them gain control of any issues they struggle with, find employment and eventually live on their own. Pennies for Quarters is here to help put our veterans on the path to wellness while treating them with respect and dignity.
Pennies for Quarters anticipate veterans living on site for one to two years. With programs being specific to each resident, they will be monitored by a case worker for progress knowing that this is not meant to be permanent free housing. Pennies for Quarters understands that it will be an adjustment entering a situation like this and they hope to have the right space available for residents to socialize as they wish. Each cluster will have privacy in its back yard area where there will be a picnic table as well. The main building will have a larger shared space for reading, board games, TV, etc. and the vision is to have indoor and/or outdoor opportunities for basic physical health.
Programs that involve internships, job training, etc will be most welcome. Peninsula College has a Veterans Service Office, New Leash on Life provides trained service dogs, and Voices for Veterans has solid knowledge of local resources, as well as WorkSource. Volunteer work is strongly recommended, and required for those that are able, as a way to give back to the community who are helping to provide this program for them.
Pennies for Quarters relies on donations and volunteers to fully support their mission on the Olympic Peninsula. They encourage financial donations but also extend the call for qualified persons to assist by becoming volunteers.
Mark it down on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone and march on down to Angeles Millwork or Hartnagel Building Supply, Saturday November 3rd, and shop with a purpose. Community non-profits help to keep our communities whole, profitable and productive. But it can’t be done without everyone’s help.
Your participation matters!
Want to know more about the Pennies for Quarters?
- Donate to Pennies for Quarters directly now by clicking HERE.
- Would you like to know more about becoming a volunteer? Click HERE.
- Visit their website by clicking HERE.
- Follow Pennies for Quarters on Facebook by clicking HERE.