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United Way of San Juan County raises $152,600; 2010 goal is $250,000

The leadership of the United Way of San Juan County. Seated, Carol Vincent-Hall, president. Standing from left, board members Marta Nielson, Meg Singer, Marty Huleatte (secretary), Bill Morrissey, Joy Goldberg (executive director), Susan Lembcke, Candace Bodenhammer, and Roxanna Shively (treasurer). Not pictured: Howard Schonberger (behind the camera).                                                             - Howard Schonberger
The leadership of the United Way of San Juan County. Seated, Carol Vincent-Hall, president. Standing from left, board members Marta Nielson, Meg Singer, Marty Huleatte (secretary), Bill Morrissey, Joy Goldberg (executive director), Susan Lembcke, Candace Bodenhammer, and Roxanna Shively (treasurer). Not pictured: Howard Schonberger (behind the camera).
— image credit: Howard Schonberger

United Way of San Juan County announces that more than $152,600 was raised during its 2009 campaign.

The money will help support 31 local programs providing essential services for individuals and families.

“We were able to give grants to agencies focusing on education, health and wellness, recreation, mentoring programs and services for seniors, just to name a few,” director Joy Goldberg said in a press release. “These programs benefit a wide array of island residents, from toddlers to seniors.

“The United Way would thank each of its donors for contributing so generously despite the difficult economic climate. Needs last year were higher than ever, and we expect that trend to continue.”

To reach the need of next year’s program requests, United Way has set a goal for the 2010 campaign at $250,000. To contribute time or resources to help United Way reach its goal, contact Goldberg at 378-4121 or unitedwaysjc@rockisland.com.

Or contact one of the board members:
— Candace Bodenhamer, Orcas Island.
— Marty Huleatte, secretary, San Juan Island.
— Susan Lembke, San Juan Island.
— William Morrissey, San Juan Island.
— Marta Nielson, Orcas Island.
— Howard Schonberger, San Juan Island.
— Roxanna Shively, treasurer, Lopez Island.
— Meg Singer, Lopez Island.
— Dr. Carol Vincent-Hall, president, Orcas Island.

2009 Campaign Supported Programs
— Compass Health: San Juan Islands Chemical Dependency Program.
— Compass Health: San Juan Island Mental Health Program.
— Friday Harbor Elementary School: After School Study Club.
— Friday Harbor Elementary School: Primary Intervention Program.
— Funhouse Discovery Center: Mentoring Program.

— Funhouse Discovery Center: Teen Programs.
— Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
— Lopez Children’s Center: Play and Learn.
— Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Lopez Fresh.
— Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Lopez Island Family Support Program.

— Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Lopez Kids Summer Workshop.
— Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Lopez Mentor Program.
— Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Personal and Small Business Financial Literacy Class.
— Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Primary Intervention Program.
— Orcas Elementary School: Primary Intervention Program.

— Orcas Family Connections: Family Resource Center.
— Orcas Family Health Center.
— Orcas Island Recreation Program.
— Orcas Island Recreation Program: Swimming Program.
— Orcas Island School District: Prevention Partnership.

— Orcas Island School District: Readiness to Learn.
— Orcas Island Senior Center: Hearts and Hands.
— Orcas Montessori School.
— San Juan County 4-H: Teen Leadership Activities.
— San Juan Prevention Coalition: Challenge Program and Youth Leadership Initiative.

— San Juan Family Resource Center: Family Support Program.

— San Juan Family Resource Center: San Juan Head Start Primary Intervention Program.
— San Juan Family Resource Center: Preschool to Kindergarten Transitions Program.
— San Juan Family Resource Center: Mentoring Program.
— San Juan Family Resource Center: Readiness to Learn.

— San Juan Senior Services: Friends and Neighbors.

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