Island Senior: County Fair week offers opportunities to support Meals on Wheels

Posted August 16, 2022 at 1:55 pm by

Sum­mer is wind­ing down and the San Juan Coun­ty Fair comes along just in time to offer islanders a chance to show off their finest pro­duce, baked or canned goods, quilts, baby pigs, and super­charged zucchinis.

Beyond that, thanks to the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, Fair week also offers a vari­ety of ways to raise funds for local pro­grams. The Mullis Cen­ter is par­tic­i­pat­ing in this cam­paign to raise funds for the ever more cru­cial senior nutri­tion pro­gram, Meals on Wheels.

The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion will gen­er­ous­ly match the first $1,000 in dona­tions raised by local pro­grams. Plus, the Mullis Cen­ter will then be eli­gi­ble for up to $2500 in bonus grants award­ed through­out Fair week. Here is how the week breaks down.

  • Wednes­day, Aug. 17: A $500 bonus grant will go to the non­prof­it receiv­ing the high­est total dona­tion value.
  • Thurs­day, Aug. 18: A $500 bonus grant will go to the non­prof­it receiv­ing the high­est num­ber of unique donations.
  • Fri­day, Aug. 19: SJICF will post an obscure San Juan Island triv­ia ques­tion on Face­book. Any­one can email the answer to info@sjicf.org. The cor­rect answers giv­en on this day will be entered in a drawing.
  • Sat­ur­day, Aug. 20: The triv­ia draw­ing win­ner picks their favorite par­tic­i­pat­ing non­prof­it to receive a $500 bonus grant.
  • Mon­day, Aug. 22: All donors from through­out the Fair will be entered in the final draw­ing. The win­ner gets to choose which par­tic­i­pat­ing non­prof­it will receive a $1,000 bonus grant.

You can donate in per­son at the SJI Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion fair booth, on the SJICF web­site, by phone to the SJICF at 360–378-1001, or by mail­ing a check payable to the SJICF (dat­ed between Aug 17–20) with Mullis Cen­ter Senior Nutri­tion in the memo line to the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, P.O. Box 1352, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250. The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion will grant the raised funds to the Mullis Cen­ter fol­low­ing the Coun­ty Fair.

Have a great time at the fair! Enjoy the hors­es, T‑shirts, and PTO Pie. Vis­it the baby lambs and the quilt barn but don’t for­get now is the time to make your gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions dou­ble in value.

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