Bellringer nears $10,000 milestone

POULSBO — In addition to flooding the North Kitsap Herald office with cute, cuddly stuffed animals for North Kitsap Fishline’s toy drive, the Teddy Bear Coalition delivered for Bellringer as well.

By 9 a.m. Thursday, Bellringer had collected $3,900, which is a giant step toward its $30,000 goal.

With only 22 days left until the end of the year, hopes for meeting this year’s goal ebb and flow like the tides along Liberty Bay.

Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo remains in the giving spirit as owner Mike Brooks is once again donating a portion of his proceeds during December to give the fund a boost.

Bellringer, a part of the Raab Foundation, which is administered by the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club, provides one-time assistance of food, help with bills, emergency transportation and Christmas food baskets through North Kitsap Fishline.

Donations to the fund can be dropped off at the Kitsap Bank branch in Poulsbo or the North Kitsap Herald, 18887 State Route 305, Suite 700. Donations can also be mailed to Bellringer Fund, P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

The help number for the fund is (360) 697-6087.

The Herald is once again sponsoring its Holiday Toy Box Drive, accepting new, unwrapped presents for local children. Toys will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 12 at the office.

Donations through Dec. 8:

• Anonymous $100 In memory of Richard Okada

• Viking Shrine Club $100

• Anonymous $250 In appreciation of Karen Ejde and Helen Karas

• Anonymous $25

• Aunt Millie $200 Merry Christmas to Sara and Denton Cundiff

• Anonymous $250 In appreciation of Bill and Regin Oien

• Ted Lofgren $100 In memory of Hugh Lofgren and John Broderson

• Anonymous $100

• Anonymous $250 In appreciation of Lou and Anita Puzon

• Charles and Judy Morgan $50

• Anonymous $250 In appreciation of Judie Wales

• Anonymous $200 In memory of Carl and Lillian Larson

• Anonymous $300

• Keith and Karen Halverson $50 In memory of loved ones

• Warren and Eleanor Peterson $100

• Alice Hass $25 For the needy

• Alma Hass $25 For the needy

• Mike and Marlene Hattrick $25 In memory of Margaret and Al Brooks

• Keith and Mary Willis $200

• Mike Bohnstedt $100 In memory of Ed Weed

• Tolman, Kirk and Franz $250

• Earl and Norma Hanson $50

• Anonymous $100 In honor of Ethan, Natalie, Henry, Bridget and Isaac Stark and grandkids everywhere.

• The Teddy Bear Coalition $1000

Today’s total: $3,900

Running total: $8,371,

$21,629 short of $30,000 goal.

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