Make a Difference to Others

At the Whatcom Humane Society all animals in our community are treated with kindness, respect, and compassion.  The society advocates for animals, educates the community to promote humane treatment and respect for animals, and provides for abandoned, injured, abused or neglected animals.

Discover more about ways to help - search Animals & the Environment

As school art and music budgets are slashed, community support for the arts is desperately needed. Organizations such as the Whatcom Museum feature rotating exhibits of fine art and Northwest history, offer children's art activities, and house the third largest photo archives in the state. Their collection encompasses more than 200,000 artifacts, artworks and photos.
Discover more about ways to support the arts - search Arts, Culture & the Humanities

The Arc of Whatcom County provides information, referrals, educational programs and advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities, their families and the organizations that serve them.  Watch the video at left to learn more from Executive Director Beverly Porter.

Discover similar organizations - search Children, Youth, & Family Services

Whether a local fire that displaces a family, a flood that wreaks havoc on a local community, or any place on the globe torn apart by a natural disaster there are resources to help.  Organizations like the American Red Cross work with local and government partners to support the needs of affected communities.  Watch the video at left to learn more about the Mount Baker Red Cross chapter from Executive Director Maureen Enegren.
Discover similar relief organizations - search Disaster Relief & Emergency Services

Organizations like the Whatcom Literacy Council are dedicated to helping adults in our local community improve their literacy skills or learn to use English as a second language.  At left, Karen Neely, a WWU employee, explains why she gives to this important effort.
Discover other organizations that support education - search Education & Literacy

Seattle Children's Hospital believes that all  children have unique needs and should grow up without illness or injury.”   With your support they can work every day to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease.  Donations here or to organizations like this one support research, education, and patient assistance.
Discover more health-related organizations - search Health & Medical Research

The Interfaith Coalition provides basic necessities to Whatcom County people in need, with a focus on housing for homeless families and access to affordable health care for all. Learn why Kevin Majkut, a WWU employee, chooses to support this initiative.

Discover more organizations working to end homelessness - search Housing & Homelessness

The United Way of Whatcom County focuses on the issues that are most important to you and which affect every one of us. Your donations are shared with more than 20 partner agencies supporting the educational, financial and health needs of our community.   Learn more from Peter Thiesen, Executive Director of Whatcom County’s United Way.
Discover similar organizations - search Human Services

Without the help of food banks, adults and children in Washington State would go hungry every day. The Bellingham Food Bank serves as the lead agency of more than 10 food banks throughout the county.  Their mission is to reduce hunger in Bellingham by providing wholesome foods to those in need on an emergency or chronic basis and by educating the community.
Discover more organizations that support those in need - search Hunger & Food Distribution

PATH is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.   By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, they help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. Their work improves global health and well-being.  Learn more from WWU faculty member, James Loucky, about his reasons for giving to organizations helping our neighbors across the globe.
Discover similar relief organizations - search International Relief & Development

With vastly improved longevity and health in recent decades, our nation is becoming more mature. The Council on Aging in Whatcom County provides seniors with services including home delivered meals, wellness clinics and a senior community services program for developmentally disabled individuals.
Discover more organizations that offer support for seniors - search Senior Centers & Services


Page Updated 12.11.2012