Scavenger Hunt online – can you find the salmon (fish)

Can you find the salmon image (there are 8)STARTING Aug. 27th – some fun! Want a challenge? Want to go to our September event, but need an extra ticket? We’re having a scavenger hunt and you can win tickets! All you need to do is look on our website and find (at least) three salmon (it’s a fish image). We’ve added the salmon images Sunday, August 27th and if you find three (3) salmon (images) just tell us where you found them on our website by posting on Facebook or Instagram or twitter and you’re in the running to win a single ticket! AND if you find ALL eight (8) images you’re in the running for 2 free tickets!  OK, ready, set get looking & remember, this special challenge for tickets starts August 27, 2017 at noon  and ends September 10th, so don’t wait too long to enter! What a great gift for a friend to come together to this great Salmon Bake fundraiser, Sept. 23, 2017, and it supports the Washington County Kids.  #WashCoKids

Eclipse Reset on what’s important

the eclipse helps us remember what's important
When you experience something like a total eclipse of the sun, something that will not happen (the way it did) for another 100 years, you often have the opportunity for a “reset” or re-grounding on life.  The word “totality” itself is something to consider. Are we living in that zone? Are we doing what we want to be doing. Are we doing what’s important? As we ruminate what’s important steps ahead into the forefront and what’s extraneous falls away.

What’s important to you? What’s important to Washington County Kids (org) is to work as hard as we can to ensure that kids are fed, have the opportunity to learn, play and grow and to succeed. We support summer learning, food and nutrition, early learning, and before and after school programs by supporting and expanding the programs that do the most good. Some programs are doing an awesome job, but they’re serving 20 kids when there are 200 waiting.

We hope you will consider attending the Washington County Kids fundraiser special event – a Salmon Bake – on September 23, 2017 at the Helvetia Winery. What a wonderful beautiful rustic setting. But, what’s the event for?  What does it mean? It’s more than just food and fun (although there will be great food, music, and friends). It’s about celebrating the success of working together in the community and of making a difference in our own backyard. Many of our partners on the mission to do good will be there. We hope you will be too.

link to:    >>flier    >>tickets

Summer hunger – libraries fill the gap, NYT’s article

New York Times article - how library feeds kids in summer
New York Times article

We thought you might want to see this article on how libraries are filling the gap on hunger by feeding kids who would normally be fed at school. Because it’s summer there are no meals.  Check it out – worth reading.

Should kids go hungry just because it’s summer?  Washington County Kids works hard to help make sure that kids are fed all year.

We sent the invites – did you get one?

fishing salmonWe sent the invites this morning!  Did you get yours? If you didn’t receive an invite to the Salmon Bake Fundraiser for Washington County Kids, please let us know!  We are hard working volunteers, but maybe we missed you! You can drop into our FB or Twitter page and tell us! Or email and let her know.  We are SO excited about this event. It is a lovely venue, out in the vineyards and under the great trees. The food will be superb and there’s music, a silent auction, award winning wines. Can’t wait! Here’s a link to  tickets.  #WashCoKids (that’s our hashtag:)
***Oh, and here’s a flyer invitation as a PDF (almost forgot!)***  WashingtonCountyKids_SalmonBake_FLIERinvite

WCK Salmon Bake Fundraiser Announced!

Join us for a Salmon Bake on Sept. 23

Support The Washington County Kids – SEPT. 23, a great afternoon and early evening of FUNdraising: Savor salmon, toast the best of Washington County’s success stories (supporting kids & families) at Helvetia Winery and meet the folks who make a difference in Washington County all while supporting WCK. Sample award winning wines and tuck into an extravagant outdoor salmon buffet authentically prepared by a Native American family. There’ll be a silent auction and live music to enjoy under giant trees in a beautiful rustic setting.
Tickets are on sale now! Follow us on FB, and Twitter to stay in touch! Looking forward to seeing you there!
***link to downloadable PDF invitation***

Fall Fundraiser date: Sept 23

Washington County Kids Fall Fundraiser Sept 23
Fall Fundraiser Sept 23

Mark your calendars for September 23, 2017 – Washington County Kids announces a special event gathering. We hope you’ll join us! Celebrate a year of good works and continue the conversation about how to best support kids and families in Washington County. Join WCK’s celebration (details coming soon!) and enjoy good food, good company, a silent auction (with art, wine and more), a delightful evening with sumptuous food, music and much, much more! It’s all for the kids.

Yay – the first donation was received today for the silent auction – ooh, a large photograph. Here’s a mini version of it.

If you have something to donate, please reach out to Rachel G. Thank you!

New WCK website

mini screenshot of the WCK new home pageIf you’re on this page you know we have a new Washington County Kids (WCK) website. (Yay!) Launched over the last few days, it’s still us, but we’re moving into a format that allows us to tell the stories in a better way, with more pictures and details of kids and families that need your help. Tell us how you like it! And today we’ll release WCK’s e-newsletter with lots of news plus  a wonderful “Partner Profile” by our amazing WCK volunteer, Melissa Habit interviewing equally amazing E. D. Rachel Parker . Here’s a peek. Watch for it!

Fall fundraiser – Dinner announced by WCK

For those who love the fall and its opportunity to regroup – we have the perfect venue! It’s the Helvetia Winery and (rumor has it) a salmon bake fundraiser complete with live music, awesome food, a silent auction and more! Save the date, will you? Oh, Sept. 23rd!  We’re looking forward to seeing you.  More coming!