Islands' non-profits to share $86K in United Way support in 2014

The United Way of San Juan County in January awarded more than $86,300 to 19 local non-profits that together operate nearly 30 vital programs that are provided exclusively to residents throughout the county.

Programs funded by the local chapter of United Way are offered by non-profit agencies on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan islands.

“Our United Way is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of local people,” San Juan Island's Bill Morrissey, president of the chapter board of directors, said. “This year, contributions from San Juan County individuals and businesses are helping over 5,000 children, families, elders and disabled individuals countywide. It is hard to find another local non-profit where one gift provides so much good to so many in our community.”

In addition to funds granted through the group's allocation process, $7,244 in donor-designated contributions were distributed to these and three other non-profits.

For more information about United Way of San Juan County; 378-4121, or

United Way of SJC 2014 beneficiaries:


San Juan County 4H

Hospice of San Juan

Washington Vocational Services Integrated Communities

San Juan Island:

F.H. Elementary School Primary Intervention Program

F.H. Elementary School After School Study Club

SJI Conservation Corps Youth Summer Crew

SJI Family Resource Center (Head Start PIP, San Juan Mentor, Preschool-Kindergarten Transitions, Family Support, Readiness to Learn)

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition

Orcas Island:

Orcas Island Children’s House

Orcas Family Connections

The Funhouse

Kaleidoscope Pre-School

Orcas Montessori

Orcas Primary Intervention Program (PIP)

Orcas Senior Center Hearts & Hands

Lopez Island:

Lopez Island Family Resource Center

Lopez Children’s Center

KLOI Lopez Radio

Lopez Island Conservation Corps Youth Summer Crew

Hamlet House

Hamlet Cottages


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