Shoeboxes of Joy would like to thank everyone who contributed time, money and enthusiasm to make the 2017 holiday season an enormous success! The many volunteer hours, support and helpfulness of our amazing Peninsula community has been outstanding.

A special thanks to our local businesses that went above and beyond: City of Long Beach, Loren H. Corder Foundation, All-Safe Mini Storage, Sandy’s Guns and Ammo, Lions Club, Beachdog Printing, Women of the Moose, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Beach Barons Car Club, Salt Hotel, Bank of the Pacific, Dennis Company, Sid’s IGA Market and many, many others.

We would also like to thank all those who responded so quickly to help the seniors displaced by the fire in Milton. Your donations have been delivered and those who received them were very appreciative of our efforts.

Wendy Fields-Lardie

Board Member, Shoeboxes of Joy

The Ocean Park Food Bank would like to thank all the generous people in this community. Throughout the year many pounds of food have been donated through the Green Bag Simple Gesture Program. Thank you to all who participate whether food or money and to the drivers and sorters that work one long day every other month to make this program a success. We can always use more participants.

Food continues to be donated by individuals, organizations, churches, Beach Barons, Peninsula Quilt Guild, fraternal organizations such as the Elks, Eagles and Moose, Surfside Homeowners Assoc., Oysterville Community, Baileys, WorldMark, Bank of Pacific, Lions. It amazes me how compassionate this community is every year. Financial assistance is also donated by the community organizations and lodges listed and Rotary, Corder Foundation, many generous individuals, Abate, too many to list. Jack’s Country Store and Okie’s Thriftway and the local elementary schools have also donated food. Okie’s and the Great Northwest Credit Union, Ohana Media Group Radio and Pharmacy work with the Harvest Haul Program. We at the food bank are very grateful.

We have attempted to acknowledge donations throughout the year either through a receipt or a card. For some ongoing donors, it is a year-end note. If anyone needs anything more than you receive by Jan. 31, please let me know. The tax ID number is on the receipt and will be included in the acknowledgment in the future. I apologize if anyone or organization has been left off this note. The tax number is 27-0852377.

We also could use some volunteers. If anyone is interested they may fill out an application at the food bank. We are open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and shifts vary and on-call volunteers could be available to fill in for illness or vacations.

Again, our heartfelt thank you to this wonderful community. Any questions regarding donations, simple gesture or volunteering, call Charlotte at 360-665-6074.

Charlotte Paliani, Board Member

Ocean Park Food Bank

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