End of Year Giving


Dear Friends,

As 2022 comes to an end, Fishline wants to take a moment to thank the North Kitsap Community for all its kindness and support. Your donations have helped us provide a safety-net to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We would like to introduce you to Maria, and her three children, 14-year old Michael and twin-seven year-olds Chris and Diana. Maria made the brave decision to leave an abusive relationship and turned to Fishline as she had nowhere to go. After the family stayed in our safe parks, Fishline was able to provide a check to cover the deposit and first month’s rent for an apartment. The family was able to move in the next day and our case managers worked with Maria to create a sustainable budget for their expenses going forward. Fishline also helped the family obtain school clothes for the children, a birthday gift for the Michael, afterschool childcare for the twins, and gifts under the tree this coming Christmas. Staff see the family weekly when they visit to shop in our Healthy Foods Market.

As we approach Christmas and the New Year, Fishline knows that the need is increasing for neighbors in North Kitsap. Just in the past six months, over 350 new households have registered for services. And given the rising food costs across the country, we anticipate that the number of clients will continue to grow. Your donation helps us ensure that our community remains hopeful, healthy, and safe. Won’t you join us by giving today?

  • Donate $10 to provide a family like Maria’s dinner
  • Donate $100 to pay a utility bill for a month
  • Donate $330 so a family like Maria’s have gifts under the tree on Christmas Morning.
  • Donate $1,900 to pay a family’s rent for the month
  • A Donation of ANY size will make a difference to a struggling neighbor.

At Fishline, we are committed to helping our community and our neighbors. This year your support is even more important than ever before.

We are a community supported independent 501©(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible and will be receipted in January 2023. For more information, please see our website at: www.fishlinehelps.org.

Thank you for your support and I wish you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons.

With Gratitude,

Lori Maxim

Executive Director

360) 208-0103

[email protected]


Fishline Two-Hour Delay


Fishline’s Comprehensive Services Center will open at 10am December 5th. Our market will be open the normal hours of 11-4pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Second Season is closed today, 12/3/22 (both the shop and donations).


Second Season is closed today, 12/3/22 (both the shop and donations). Apologies for any inconvenience.

Fishline opens at 10am today 12/01/2022


Fishline Seeking an Executive Director


The Fishline Executive Director will be a high profile leader in the North Kitsap community, recognizing its role as a “go-to” organization for helping people. Reporting to the fifteen-member Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Fishline’s budget, programs and mission achievement. The ED leads seventeen staff and three hundred volunteers.

The ED will also be responsible for nurturing and strengthening relationships with the eleven partner agencies, providing wrap-around services, that have staff and program people co-located with Fishline in its primary location.

A key responsibility area for the ED is in fundraising and revenue development. Fishline is healthy financially with a 2022 budget of $4,111,103. Revenues come from a wide variety of sources including $618,000 from the Second Season Thrift Store and $1,320,000 of in-kind contributions to the food bank.

• Strong experience in managing a complex organization including staff and volunteer management OR
Leadership or senior management experience in a large, complex organization including staff and volunteer
• Excellent fundraising and marketing skills
• Excellent communication skills – written, interpersonal and public speaking
• Outstanding business acumen including a good understanding of nonprofit finance
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
• A Bachelor’s degree is required. Significant past experience and success may substitute.


• Both an operational and a strategic mindset
• Creative problem solver
• Rich people skills with a good sense of humor
• Flexible, adaptable, and patient
• High emotional intelligence
• Inclusive
• Able to multi-task with energy and stamina


Fishline is offering a solid compensation plan for the position. The salary range for the position is $115,000 to
$130,000. In 2023 Fishline is introducing an excellent employee benefits program including medical, dental, vision,
EAP and Telemedicine.

Interested? You can apply here!

Thank you for your interest in the
North Kitsap Fishline Executive Director position.

Please apply ASAP – The current closing date is December 9, 2022 but
Fishline reserves the right to accelerate the selection process.