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Bellringer donations pouring in

The need is ever so great this Christmas season in North Kitsap. But, the generosity of North Kitsap families and businesses always seems to increase to meet the need. A steady stream of donations has brought the Bellringer Fund to nearly the halfway point of our $25,000 goal.

The dedications accompanying many donations honor people who were precious members of their families and our community. Their memory is honored by the gifts that will go to families who are struggling this holiday season.

For the 50th consecutive year, the North Kitsap Bellringer fund collects donations that pay for food, toys at the holidays, and other important expenses such as utility bills, clothing, medical expenses, school supplies, rent and transportation costs throughout the year.

Last year 145 families were helped by the generosity of area families and businesses.

All money raised through the North Kitsap Bellringer Fund remains in North Kitsap, and the fund has no administrative costs.

Your tax-deductible donation can be made at the North Kitsap Herald office 18887 Highway 305 (office building next to the Dairy Queen, on the lower level), Poulsbo; Kitsap Bank in Poulsbo, 19725 7th Avenue; or mailed to the North Kitsap Herald, P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo 98370. Contributions of $250 or more receive a receipt for the donor’s records.

The Bellringer Fund is administered by the Raab Foundation, and the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club.

As donations are received, they will be listed on the front page of the Herald until Dec. 26.

The North Kitsap Herald also received a generous collection of new toys that have been donated to Fishline Food Bank. Toys are no longer being collected at the Herald. after Dec. 12.

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