POULSBO — Donations to the Poulsbo Noon Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund are $7,140 lower than last year’s to-date total.
As of noon Thursday, $21,201 had been donated to the fund, established in the 1940s to help local families in need.
By this time last year, the fund raised $28,341. By the end of last year’s campaign, $33,061 in donations were made. The money is used by Fishline, ShareNet and St. Vincent de Paul to help local families keep roofs over their heads, utilities on and food on tables. The fund helped more than 300 local people in crisis in 2012, and provided Christmas dinners for 102 households in need.
Bellringer Fund chairman John Macdonald, a Poulsbo CPA, said there is no overhead. Every penny goes to local needs. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Donations can be delivered to the Herald, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205, Poulsbo; or mailed to P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo has pledged a portion of proceeds from car washes through the end of the year.
— Dorothy Ridgeway: $50. In memory of Mom & Dad, Bill and Virginia Minton.
— Dennis and Candace Peters: $100.
—Jeannie Paulson: $100.
—Jeanne and John Snouwaert: $100.
—Ceneth Schoettler: $100. In honor of Lois and Jim Schoettler.
—Donna Davidson: $50.
—Arne and Lee: $100. In memory of Ed and Lois Stadshaug.
—Arne and Lee: $50. In memory of Oscar Jensen.
—Thursday’s Pokeno Club: $200. Merry Christmas.
—Mike and Christi: $100. In memory of loved ones.
—Ronald and Dorothy Easterday: $100.
— Charles and Pamela Hamon: $75.
To-date total: $21,201
(In the Dec. 21 edition, the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club was given credit for a $300 donation from the Evening Pride Lions Club. The Herald apologizes.)