A dozen area nonprofits have received more than $10,000 from Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, the proceeds from the Yuletide bazaar last November. Receiving checks on March 29 were (from left) Priya Jayadev, executive director, Clallam Mosaic; Rebekah Miller, development associate, Peninsula Behavioral Health; Nicole Brewer, executive director, First Teacher; Linda DeMoss, vice president, Sequim Community Aid; Maria Davila, shelter manager, and Katie Spooner, victim advocate, both of Forks Abuse Program; Carol Pope, North Olympic Foster Parent Association; Klara Murray, volunteer, and John Braasch, president, both of Voices for Veterans, with Braasch’s service dog Sadie. (Kathryn Eastburn photo)
Also recognized was Priscilla Schaefer, fiscal manager, First Step Family Support Centers, pictured here with Gwyn Wessel of DVLC. (Nancy Schroeder photo).
Grants were also sent to Captain Joseph House Foundation, Healthy Families of Clallam County, the Olympic Medical Center Sequim-based Cancer Center Patient Navigator, and Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers. The fundraiser is organized by members of the church’s craft ministry, who for 18 years have selected recipients that serve families, women and children, primarily in Clallam County. For the bazaar, dozens of women from Sequim and Port Angeles work January into November to knit, crochet, sew, paint, quilt, bead, bake, and create hundreds of items, including seasonal decorations, kitchen and table linens, clothing, and greeting cards. This year’s event will be Saturday, Nov. 17.
For more information about the craft group, the bazaar and this year’s grant recipients, see facebook.com/dungenessvalleylutheran/ and facebook.com/dungenessvalleyyuletidebazaar/.