Teri Myers of Backpacks for Kids of Port Orchard (left) receives a ceremonial check from Shawn Gilfedder, president/CEO of Kitsap Credit Union, for the nonprofit’s program during the Cash & Dash event in Bremerton. (Kitsap Credit Union photo)

Teri Myers of Backpacks for Kids of Port Orchard (left) receives a ceremonial check from Shawn Gilfedder, president/CEO of Kitsap Credit Union, for the nonprofit’s program during the Cash & Dash event in Bremerton. (Kitsap Credit Union photo)

Cash & Dash event provides $130,000 for area nonprofits

Kitsap service agencies, programs receive welcome donations from Kitsap Credit Union event

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap Credit Union-sponsored Cash & Dash event in Bremerton Monday featured a bountiful announcement by organizers: Approximately $130,000 was donated to the program, which will distribute the funds to 25 nonprofit organizations in Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason and Pierce counties.

Two Port Orchard nonprofits — South Kitsap Helpline’s food bank and Backpacks for Kids — each received $5,000 from the bank. Other backpack recipients included ShareNet in Kingston; North Kitsap Fishline in Poulsbo; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton; Bremerton School District; Central Kitsap Food Backpack 4 Kids; and Coalition of Churches in Belfair.

According to organizers, a growing number of students have been registering for free and reduced lunch programs in the counties. To help ease the financial burden on these families, Kitsap Credit Union has offered a Skip-A-Pay promotion to qualified members to raise funds for local Backpack-For-Kids feeding programs.

More in News

.
Survey about NKSD: Quality good, COVID not

A majority of respondents to a survey about the North Kitsap School… Continue reading

.
Bremerton retiree donates $250,000 each to four Kitsap nonprofits

Donor gives $1.875 million in total to seven groups serving the environment, arts and children

.
Proposition 2 seeks to upgrade Kitsap 911’s emergency communications system

A 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax increase would pay for $41 million modernization

A volunteer helps pick up trash as part of Puget Soundkeeper’s Poulsbo cleanup. Tyler Shuey/North Kitsap Herald photos
Puget Soundkeeper holds cleanup events in Kitsap

Seattle-based water quality advocacy group looking to expand footprint

.
Kitsap Transit briefs community on possible Southworth ferry docking at Harper Pier

Residents bring plenty of questions to executive director

.
Poulsbo approves funds for emergency rental assistance

‘They’re an eyelash away from homelessness if we don’t help.’

.
Youth still slammed by COVID

Youth continue to be slammed by the COVID-19 epidemic. While the case… Continue reading

Musgrove
Incumbent Musgrove takes on write-in candidate for Poulsbo council seat

Musgrove has been on the council for over 10 years

Most Read