PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Thank you for helping us help local charities thrive!

October 12, 2023

Please help your community by giving to the Camas-Washougal Community Chest at www.CamasWashougalCommunityChest.org.

The Camas-Washougal Community Chest launched its annual fundraising drive on October 1, 2023, with a goal of raising $120,000 for 2024 grants. The CWCC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. We have an all-volunteer board which means that over 97% of donations are given out as grants each year. All donations are tax-deductible.

Grant funds from the Community Chest are used to support nonprofit organizations that serve Camas and Washougal residents in need, at-risk youth programs, address natural resource conservation, foster education, and support a sense of belonging in Camas and Washougal. Since 1946, the CWCC has been all about helping local charities thrive.

When you give to the Community Chest, you can be confident that your donations will stay local and support nonprofits who make a difference. In recent years, we’ve partnered with the Camas-Washougal Rotary Foundation to support even more nonprofits. The Camas Lions Foundation joined us in 2023.

In 2023, the CWCC, CWRF, and CLF funded $135,500 in grants for 30 agencies. Donations from people like you helped us support the following programs and projects:

  • A local food bank run by Inter-Faith Treasure House
  • Pink Lemonade Project’s Pink Practicalities program to help cover costs not covered by health insurance for local women facing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Temporary safe housing for at-risk youth at Janus Youth Program’s The Oaks shelter
  • Family support programs run by the Children’s Home Society of Washington
  • Food and other supplies used by Meals on Wheels People to serve local seniors
  • Family Promise’s Cares Prevention Program to keep low-income families in housing
  • Local habitat improvements conducted by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
  • Summer reading programs at the Camas and Washougal libraries

Please help us support our community by donating today. Donations can be mailed to our PO Box or made online at our website. If you would like to be involved or have any questions, please contact us at info@camaswashougalcommunitychest.org.

Thank you for your gracious support,

Mindy Schmidt, President