Hive is a place to connect and collaborate with Orcas Island’s next generation of community-minded visionaries and neighbors.
We are a small, but expanding group of leaders with a shared goal of engagement of younger community members. Our focus is on showcasing what life is like for our younger members, help people connect with and get involved in non-profit organizations, offer up social events to help foster relationships with each other, and give back through volunteer work and fundraising.
We want to inspire change, progress, and most of all continue on with the neighborly spirit and love that drew us all into this community. As residents come and go, we want to make sure people stay inspired to be a part of this community as we build roots, raise our families, create, and contribute our time and resources to this place we call home.
The Hive fund will mainly be used for small grantmaking, as a way to introduce philanthropic opportunities for the younger generations of community donors, as well as to support our efforts of connecting and collaborating via social events and volunteer work parties.
Inaugural Community Work Party
On Saturday, July 31st Orcas Hive rallied their worker bees for their first community work party.
The Orcas Center and the Healing Arts Center benefitted from their help. Both organizations were in need of sprucing up and ticking items off their to-do lists after a long Covid season. Orcas Hive provided volunteers for the event, sending our younger generations of islanders to both organizations with tools, skills, know-how, and enthusiasm. A five hour work day resulted in decks stained, windows caulked, weeds pulled, hedges trimmed, and leaves raked. Even some of our future hive members, aged 5-8 helped out with the tasks at hand.
After a hard day’s work, the volunteers headed to Island Hoppin’ Brewery where they were treated to cold drinks, thanks to Becca, Nate and the brewery team.
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If you’d like to become an OICF Hive member or learn more about who we are and what we do, email us or call her at (360) 376-6423.