Several Whatcom non-profits win awards through Local Pepsi Refresh Project
Several Whatcom County nonprofits were awarded grants through the Local Pepsi Refresh Project.
Organized by Walton Beverage and the Whatcom Community Foundation, $36,000 was given away to several nonprofits. The four award winners announced Tuesday, Sept. 14, were the Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County for its Michael Koenen NFL All-Star Football Kids Camp ($10,000), The Volunteer Center for its Project Homeless Connect program ($6,000), Lydia Place for its life skill classes ($4,000) and Old Town Christian Ministries' Amy's Place ($2,000).
Other standout awards were announced: NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center ($2,000), Whatcom County Council on Aging ($2,000), Bellingham Food Bank ($1,500), Brigadoon Youth and Service Dog Programs ($1,500), Burlington Edison School District ($1,500) and Brigid Collins House ($1,500). The rest of the money was packaged into $250 mini grants given to 16 Whatcom and Skagit County organizations.
The Local Pepsi Refresh Project had 44 applicants. For further details about the event or the organizations involved, contact the Whatcom Community Foundation at 360-671-6463 or Walton Beverage at 360-380-1660