How You Can Help
The unprecedented needs among many of our islanders require unprecedented donations and investments by those who are able to take a lead in helping.
To that end we thank you for your partnership, your financial gift, and any contributions possible among those in your business or organization, as your employees may also want a chance to donate as well.
As you know, your donation is tax deductible. We hope you will consider a campaign on behalf of our United Way agencies serving those in need.
Individually and collectively, we make a positive difference and a have a measurable impact in each of our island communities.
The mission of United Way of San Juan County is to advance the common good throughout the county by enhancing our local agencies to meet vital needs of our community.
Our vision is to actively partner with non-profit organizations and agencies to create opportunities for a better life for all of our residents. We collaborate with the public, private, and educational sectors as we come together promoting education readiness and success, financial stability, and healthy communities.
- Lopez Children’s Center
- Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Building Resiliency and Creating Opportunities
- Orcas Island Community Foundation: Early Childhood Education Initiative
- Orcas Community Resource Center
SAN JUAN ISLAND
- San Juan Island Family Resource Center: Family Support Program
- San Juan Island School District: Special Pal Program / Primary Intervention (PIP)
- Cold Weather Shelter
- San Juan Islands Shuttle System: Island Rides
- Whatcom Council on Aging: Meals on Wheels and More in San Juan County
WHATCOM COUNCIL ON AGING
WCOA works with the three community and senior centers to operate “Meals on Wheels” and the community meals programs. These programs provide nutritious meals to seniors and others in the county.
Island Rides provides daily service to the residents of the three, primary, ferry-served islands, delivering prescriptions and shuttling folks who do not drive to appointments or shopping.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INITIATIVE (ECEI)
The ECEI is a seven-year project that works toward achieving universal access to high quality early childhood education on Orcas Island.
ORCAS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
The OCRC ensures that islanders have access to health insurance, mental and physical health services, the means with which to heat their homes, food for their families, assistance when faced with eviction, legal services, clothing, dental and vision care, programs for parents of young children, kindergarten readiness, and much more.
SAN JUAN ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT - PIP
The Primary Intervention Program is an early intervention program that works with students from kindergarten through third grade who are dealing with anxiety, stress, and feelings that can make it difficult for them to concentrate in the classroom.
JOYCE L. SOBEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
The JLSFRC provides support services to the residents of San Juan Island. Included are youth resilience programs, family support services such as housing and behavioral health assistance, outreach to vulnerable community members and many others.
LOPEZ ISLAND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
The LIFRC provides assistance to families and individuals of Lopez Island. In the past year, staff have helped over 600 people with nourishing food, rent and utility assistance and a wide range of other supports.
LOPEZ CHILDREN’S CENTER
The Lopez Children’s Center offers high quality early childhood education services to all the children and families on Lopez Island.
United Way of San Juan County respects the uniqueness of each of our communities and its local leadership and seeks best practices to meet the differing needs on each island.
It takes whole communities working together to achieve long-term, lasting change and advance the common good. No one can do this alone, and together we can do so much more.
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Please DONATE today and promise a better future for our island community. You may designate your donation to island or program specifics, just let us know. Email us at [email protected] or send mail to United Way of San Juan County, PO Box 3181, Friday Harbor, WA 92850