We are always amazed and delighted to tell the stories of the generosity of people in North Kitsap. No, we are not by any means a community of affluence. But whenever a request for donations is made by our neighbors, we are usually generous in our response.
If you have any doubts about this, witness the outpouring of caring that the youngsters saw this weekend at the Cystic Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon. More than 100 people in walking shoes, rollerskates, and strollers raised money and hope for the 10th consecutive year in North Kitsap.
At the same time, donations to the postal worker’s food drive tripled over last year. In 2001, our area donated 6,400 pounds of food to area food banks during this drive. This year, it was 25,261 pounds.
The Poulsbo NK Rotary Auction also recently experienced community generosity as approximately $40,000 was raised for projects that benefit students, parks, and social service agencies.
And we give more than money, we give time and effort. A visit to Legion Park, Oyster Plant Park, the Lemolo shoreline or the Youth Garden at Raab Park reminds you of the many willing hands that make good things happen here.
The Jewel Box Theatre exists because people cared about having a quality theater for live performances–and they even got a pickup truck donated on their first request.
Car washes, candy fundraisers, food drives, Bellringer, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, the year is filled with events that succeed every year and grow in their ability to give back to folks in need.
We are privileged to live among such compassionate people. We honor you for your many acts of kindness and giving hearts. You make this a more wonderful community every time you give so generously.