Volunteer Orientation January 31st at 9 am!

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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.

We’d love to see you there!


Fishline is OPEN. Friday, January 17th

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Fishline is OPEN!

We will be open regular market hours of 10am to 3pm today, Friday, January 17th.


It’s Not to Late for Your End of Year Gift!

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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.


Christmas Child Sponsor Locations: Pick Up Your 2019 Tags Today!

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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 hosting
Giving Trees & Toy Drives:
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
Kitsap Credit Union
Heritage Fireplace Shop
Hearing Advantage
City of Poulsbo City Hall
EHL Insurance
Poulsbo Yacht Club
Sully’s Bistro Bar
Shear Design
Peninsula Paint Centers
1st Security Bank
AzimaAI
Liberty Bay Bank
Modern Dentistry
Poulsbo Parks & Rec
Wonder Family Dental & Dentures
Liberty Bay Books
Lucky Star Silverdale & Kingston
Restore Church
St. Olaf’s Catholic Church
North Point Church
St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church
First Lutheran Church
Bethany Lutheran Church
Port Gamble Theater
Modern Dentistry
Dude Solutions
Elmer’s Restaurant Poulsbo

We are grateful to our program sponsors:

Home Depot Poulsbo

Town & Country Markets, Inc.

Naval Surface Warfare Center staff

Gravitec

Raytheon

Freckle Professional Skincare

Les Schwab

Rice Fergus Miller


Christmas Child Program: We Need Giving Tree Sponsors!

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Christmas Season 2019

Dear North Kitsap Neighbor,

Again this 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 receiving gifts.

The 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 learning.

The wishes 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 remember. 

Thank you for supporting the children of North Kitsap,

Robbin Rae
Development and Public Relations Manager
360-208-8508
christmaschild@fishlinehelps.org

Giving Tree FAQ’S

  • BY FRIDAY NOV. 8th: Contact christmaschild@fishlinehelps.org 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
  • Shoppers will select tags and go shopping for the child.
  • Gifts 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.
  • Gifts 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 christmaschild@fishlinehelps.org to arrange pickup.
  • DEC. 9-13: Gifts can be dropped off to Fishline. (19705 NW Viking Ave. Bldg. B)
    • M/T/TH/F 10am-3pm          ·     Wed. 1pm-6pm
  • We 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.

Gift Cards:

  • Gift 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.

Toy Drives:

  • We 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.
  • We can provide posters for your Toy Drive collection box. Contact christmaschild@fishlinehelps.org to request posters.

Cash Donations:

  • Monetary 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.