You are the ones who make assistance to the local organizations possible.

dave pinkernell portrait photoSeptember 23, 2015

Giving to the Community Chest is an easy and efficient way to help people in need in our home town. We are a long standing all volunteer organization dedicated to helping our community. We ensure your donation stays in our community and has a big impact. Here are a few examples of the impact of your donations last year:

  • 5227 families received food boxes from the Interfaith Treasure House
  • 400 families helped at the East County Family Resource Center
  • Safe housing at The Oaks for 25 runaway youth from Camas & Washougal
  • 1600 students practiced stewardship at our local wildlife refuge

Last year, the Camas Washougal Community Chest awarded 15 grants of nearly $70,000 to agencies helping people in Camas-Washougal. Some of the organizations include:

  • Inter-Faith Treasure House
  • Local Boy Scout Troops
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Community Pregnancy Clinic
  • C-W Childrens Fund
  • Janus Youth Programs for C-W youth at risk
  • Friends of the Camas Library
  • Children’s Home Society East County Family Resource Center
  • Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
  • C-W Top Soccer Club
  • Friends of Camas Community Center Camtown youth and Swimming lessons

The Community Chest relies on contributions from individuals and businesses. Last year over 97% of donated funds went directly back to our community. Give yourself the gift of satisfaction knowing you are helping local organizations and providing yourself a tax-deduction. The CW Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Camas Washougal Community Chest also receives a significant amount of its funding from memorials and wills. These gifts can be designated for current programs or the Community Chest Endowment for future needs. Additional information will soon be on our website; at the current time you can contact Bob Howe ( if you have questions regarding these items.

If you would like to be involved or have any questions, please contact me at or 360-823-8325

Thank you,


Dave Pinkernell, President