On your mark, get set, GIVE! The 2019 GiveOrcas campaign will open this Wednesday, May 1st and run through May 17th. (www.giveorcas.org) There are 25 proposals in this years catalog that support a wide variety of programs serving the full span of the community. We are kicking off the campaign with a game on May 2nd – Ben Franklin Day. The proposal that garners the most $100-donors on May 2nd (from 12:01 am until 11:59 pm) will receive a bonus $1000 from OICF. Could be a great day to make your contribution!

Last year, we had 374 donors who collectively contributed $234,000, funding 92% of the total requested. The total this year is $266,000 and I am hoping we can top 500 donors. The minimum donation is $10 and OICF covers all of the credit card fees (thanks to our Cornerstone donors!), so every dollar donated goes fully to the programs you support. Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors to participate.

The Dental Van is here again this weekend. Special thanks to Rita Bailey and Barbara Ehrmantraut for coordinating, Dr. Ivans for donating her services, the Community Church for hosting, the Food Coop for lunches, the Lions for volunteering, and Bayview Cottages, the Inn at Ship Bay, and the Deer Harbor Inn for donating all the housing for the volunteer hygienists and dentists. What a remarkable community effort.

Have a great weekend!