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While I’ve always appreciated the chance to support libraries and charities across the country by donating signed books for raffles, the requests have grown so numerous it’s impossible to keep up with all of them.
To support learning and reading in the communities close to my heart, I annually donate to support literacy. I also annually donate $2000.00 to the Emmett Idaho Public Library.
In addition, my husband, Scott, and I annually support charities serving the homeless and abused women and their children, as well as public radio and television and national health research organizations, with cash donations:
The Opportunity Council
Dorothy Place provides apartments to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Maple Alley Inn serves hot meals to people who are hungry and in need.
Brigid Collins Washington
Brigid Collins’s mission is to break the cycle of child abuse in Whatcom County.
Camp Fire USA Samish Council
Camp Fire USA serves boys and girls, and is all-inclusive, welcoming everyone regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status, disability, and sexual orientation.
Lydia Place, Washington
Lydia Place is a six-month transitional housing program for homeless women and their children.
Womencare Shelter and Domestic Violence Services
Womencare’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, a 24-hour domestic violence helpline, and support services for victims of domestic violence.
Canine Companions for Independence
My husband and I raised a service dog a few years ago, and although Ritter didn’t make it into the program, we support the raising and training of service dogs.
KCTS Channel 9
KPLU Public Radio
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
You can tell the kind of charities that are close to my heart, and that I enjoy supporting charities in my area.
Thank you for choosing local and national charities that have special meaning for you, and for helping those less fortunate.