More than $3,000 was brought in for The HUB from its garden cart raffle this year.
KC Iffert of Seattle won the drawing.
All of the money supports The HUB’s after-school program that gives young people a place to hang out and get a warm meal.
In a news release, The HUB Executive Director Hank Hall thanked several businesses for contributing to the garden cart, including: Ace Hardware, Bayview Farm & Garden, The Goose Grocer, Jim’s Hardware, Sherren’s Glassworks, Kevin & Connie Mutschler, The Country Store, Kirk’s Nursery, SEBO’s Do-It Center, Cultus Bay Nursery, Wild Birds Unlimited and Frontier Building Supply.
The proceeds directly support The HUB by paying staff salaries, purchasing food and supplies, funding field trips, and improving the program. This year, The HUB offered special activities such as cooking seminars, music lessons, and numerous personal development classes.
The HUB relies on volunteers to staff its program and is seeking help for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Those with a skill or a programming idea they are willing to share with young people should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-221-0969.