Fund at one third of ’11 total | Bellringer Fund

North Kitsap Bellringer Fund as of Dec. 13. - Staff
North Kitsap Bellringer Fund as of Dec. 13.
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POULSBO — Donations to the Bellringer Fund surpassed the $10,000 mark this week.

Donations included $2,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Foundation.

Meanwhile, Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo has pledged to the fund a portion of proceeds from car washes through the end of the year.

Last year, $33,061 in donations provided 102 Christmas dinners for local families and helped more than 300 local people in crisis.

Donations can be delivered to the Herald, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205, Poulsbo; or mailed to P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo 98370.

The fund was founded in 1946 by Frank and Mabel Raab as a way for local residents to help meet the needs of their neighbors. The fund is part of the Raab Foundation, but is administered by the Poulsbo Lions Club.

Bellringer Fund chairman John Macdonald, a Poulsbo CPA, said there is no overhead. Every penny goes to local needs. Contributions are tax-deductible.

The Bellringer Fund will use about $5,000 to provide those Christmas food baskets. The remainder of the funds will be distributed to North Kitsap Fishline, Kingston ShareNet and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Those organizations will use the money to help people stay in their homes, keep the lights and heat on, and meet other needs.

Week 4
— Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Foundation: $2,000, in honor and memory of Dr. Roscoe Heins.
— Anonymous: $100.
— Jan Lofall: $100, in loving memory of Glen and Jim.
— Ron Muell and Helen Humes: $30.
— Mel Schmuck: $100, in honor of my wife, Marge.
— Jeffery and Laurie Tolman, $250: Keep up the good work!.
— The Falkner Family: $200, in loving memory of Bill Falkner, husband, father and grandfather.
— Darryl and Patricia Milton: $250.
— Frank and Sharon Schmid: $40, in memory of Frank and Mabel Raab. 
— Victor and Beverly Clough: $50.
— Anonymous: $50.
— Dr. Neil and Margaret Torvik: $200. 
— Casper Lane and Ellen Schiff: $100.

Week’s total: $3,470
To-date total: $10,096


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