Fishline’s next volunteer orientation will be held January 31st from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. No pre-registration necessary – just show up! Orientation is held upstairs in the Client Services Center conference room. There’s no need to prepare or bring anything. Orientation is an introduction to our organization and an overview of the positions we have available to volunteers.
Thank you for the gifts you have shared with Fishline in 2019! We are so thankful for your generosity. Year end offerings may be made online here or by mail (PO Box 1517, Poulsbo, WA 98370) until December 31st.
Again this Christmas Season, Fishline Foodbank and
Comprehensive Services will be offering our “Christmas Child” program. We
invite the community to join us in making the holidays special for families in
North Kitsap and help fulfill Christmas wishes for our local children and
youth. Without the community’s help many children may not otherwise experience
the holiday spirit of gifts.
The Christmas Child program provides parents an opportunity to list 3 wishes and 3 needs on a holiday gift tag. These tags are distributed throughout the community on Giving Trees at local businesses and churches. Shoppers choose a tag, purchase items from the list and return them unwrapped to the tree where they found the tag. Fishline collects and distributes the gifts to the families. Last year nearly 400 children were recipients of holiday gifts through the Christmas Child program. We also encourage gifting experiences aligned with the child’s interests.
Giving Trees go up Monday, Nov. 25 and gifts are due back at their locations December 9th.
Area businesses & churches
Giving Trees & Toy Drives:
Sotheby’s International Realty
Christmas season, Fishline Foodbank and Comprehensive Services will be offering
our “Christmas Child” program. We invite you to join us in making the
holidays special for families in North Kitsap and help fulfill Christmas wishes
for our local children and youth by hosting a Giving Tree. Without
your help many children may not otherwise experience the holiday spirit of
Christmas Child program provides an opportunity for parents to tell us about
their children’s wishes and needs, and give us more details about the child’s
favorite activities, hobbies and interests. Individuals and groups sponsor the
child by choosing three items from the child’s list. We also encourage parents
and sponsors to consider giving experiences aligned with the child’s interests.
An experience can truly enrich a child’s life and spark a love of lifelong
and needs are communicated to the public on gift tags distributed via Giving
Trees at area businesses and other locations. Fishline supplies the gift
tags; businesses and organizations supply their own Christmas Tree.
Shoppers choose a tag, purchase three items from the list and place them
(unwrapped) in one big bag. Bags of gifts are returned to the location where
the tag was found on its tree. Gifts can be picked up by Fishline, or can be
dropped off during our drop off hours. Additionally, some businesses choose to
have a toy drive, which Fishline can support with donation barrels and posters.
(Please see attached FAQ for a detailed
overview of the program logistics).
Last year nearly 400
children were recipients of holiday gifts through the Christmas Child program and we expect
more participants this year. In Kitsap County, 17% of families with children
younger than 5 years of age live below the poverty level. In homes with a
single-mother of children under 5, that number jumps to 50%. You
can help brighten the holidays for these families and give them a Christmas to
Thank you for supporting the children of North Kitsap,
Robbin Rae Development and Public Relations Manager 360-208-8508 firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving Tree FAQ’S
BY FRIDAY NOV. 8th: Contact email@example.com
with the number of Gift Tags you would like to receive for your Giving Tree.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22nd: You will
receive your tags by Friday, Nov. 22nd. If your tree runs low on
tags because of purchases, we can replenish!
MONDAY, NOV. 25TH: Giving
Trees (tree provided by your business) must be in place by Monday
will select tags and go shopping for the child.
should be unwrapped and placed in one black plastic bag. Shoppers circle
the items they purchased on their tag and attach the tag to the black bag.
MONDAY, DEC. 9: Gifts are due back to the Giving Tree location.
will be picked up from Giving Tree sites by the Christmas Child team on or
around the due date or by arrangement as needed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange pickup.
DEC. 9-13: Gifts can be dropped off to
Fishline. (19705 NW Viking Ave. Bldg. B)
10am-3pm · Wed.
encourage shoppers to be creative and consider experiences as a great way to
give. Sports tickets, swim lessons, dance classes, workshops, event tickets,
and other activities that align with the child’s interests.
cards are greatly appreciated and are one of the best gifts for teenagers in
the program. Favorites include Forever 21, GameStop, Regal Cinema, Barnes &
Noble, Amazon, Old Navy, Walmart, Ulta, Target, & local restaurants.
also love donations of new, unwrapped toys! These gifts will be used for
children whose tags go unsponsored. Any remaining gifts after Christmas wishes
have been fulfilled will go to Fishline’s Birthday Fairy program which provides
birthday gifts all year long.
can provide posters for your Toy Drive collection box. Contact
email@example.com to request posters.
donations are happily accepted to help us make purchases to ensure the
children’s wishes and needs are fulfilled. Drop off donations at Fishline
during business hours or mail to: P.O. Box 1517, Poulsbo, 98370 or online at
fishlinehelps.org/get-involved/donate. Please earmark for Christmas Child.