Lake Chelan Valley Events, Meetings

Food Bank  food distribution: Oct. 31, Nov. 3
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Food Bank food giveaway is on Saturday and Tuesday distribution, 9-10 a.m. Distribution continues to be drive-thru. The Lake Chelan Food Bank is located at 417 S. Bradley Street. They can use pet food, and fresh fruits and vegetables. 
 
Veterans Day Parade: Nov. 11
CHELAN - The Veterans Day Parade, put on by VFW Post 6853 will be held on Wednesday, Nov.11, at 11 a.m. (11th hour/11th Day/11th Month). Bring your flag, be proud, and show your patriotism. Come celebrate with the Veterans of our community at Chelan’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade along Woodin Avenue. The parade will start on Woodin Avenue by the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, come across the old bridge, go up Woodin Avenue to Emerson Street, turn right onto Emerson and end at Riverwalk Park. Parade lineup will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interested in being a participant in the parade? Contact Brian Thompson at bltzown@yahoo.com. The parade is sponsored by the Lake Chelan Lions Club.
 
Monetary donations sought for Manger Mall 
LAKE CHELAN VALLEY - For the past 11 years, Chelan Valley Hope’s Manger Mall has provided Christmas gifts to approximately 750 children each year.  However, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, changes must be made to protect our participating families and volunteers.
The most significant change is that toys will not be provided for families, and there will not be a shopping event for toys this year.  Instead, each registered child will receive a Lake Chelan Chamber Bucks gift certificate which may be used for toys, electronics or clothing at any business or store belonging to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. 
The second significant change is that this will be a drive-through event similar to how the Food Bank operates. Parents will drive up to a check-in point, give their Appointment Confirmation card to a volunteer, and receive a gift certificate for each of their pre-registered children.
Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 477 in Chelan, 98816 or made electronically to ChelanValleyHope.org, by clicking on the “Donate to Manger Mall” button on the Home page.  Please make your donation by December 7, to allow time for the Chamber to print certificates. 
Manger Mall anticipates that this year’s need will be even greater in these uncertain economic times.  Please help with any amount you are able to give.  We know that many of you have enjoyed volunteering at Manger Mall each December and hope that you will consider helping instead through your monetary donations. 
The one thing that will not change is that this heartwarming annual community event will again ensure that many children in the Chelan Valley will have a Merry Christmas.  Thank you for your generosity and support.
 
TLC for Seniors has $10,000 shortfall, seeking donations
CHELAN/MANSON - TLC for Seniors has been offering “in-person” visits to clients for almost three months. We are so thankful to have safe, personal contact with most of our TLC friends.  During August to mid- October 2020, we have met with six new seniors/families and brought on five TLC clients. Two new TLC volunteers have begun serving. During August and September friendship visits have doubled over “no contact” March-July levels. The length of visits is increasing from one hour/visit back to our usual two hours/visit as volunteers are able to provide relief from social isolation, caregiver support and transportation.
TLC, like other non-profits, is suffering financially from the reduction in grant opportunities this fall. TLC has a $10,000 shortfall and we appreciate any donations. You can give on line: chelanvalleyhope.org., click Donate To TLC or by mail: TLC for Seniors, PO Box 635, Chelan WA 98816  
Since August 2017, Tender Loving Care, an Affiliate of Chelan Valley Hope, has provided services to help seniors live comfortably in their own homes: companionship, connection to other community services, support for caregivers and transportation for medical appointments and shopping. This is a volunteer organization that aligns your loved one with a friendly presence, all carried out under the Safe Start parameters of our Governor and CDC guidelines during this COVID-19 time.  TLC is actively seeking seniors who would like the friendship and support of a TLC volunteer.  Please call Claudia Swenson, 360-561-6090 or Kathy Miller, 509-470-2843 for more information.
Chelan Valley Hope is open and serving individuals, families
CHELAN - Chelan Valley Hope has moved from telephonic client support to resuming in-person client appointments. While the weather permits, in-person time with clients occur outside in a confidential setting and with adherence to current Health District requirements for COVID-19.  Their Team is there on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and they check voicemails regularly throughout the week.  Chelan Valley Hope is here to answer questions or assist with rent assistance, utility assistance, eviction issues, food and non-food needs, transportation, low-income housing resources, and homelessness. Spanish interpreters are available. They are located at 417 South Bradley Street and can be reached at 509-888-2114 or info@chelanvalleyhope.org. Please visit their website for more information on our programs and services at www.chelanvalleyhope.org
Rent Assistance
 Chelan Valley Hope is currently bringing awareness to those needing ‘Rent Assistance’. Through Federal CARES Act funding to Washington State, an Eviction Rent Assistance Program is now available to those in need across several Washington State Counties. This includes Chelan-Douglas Counties and their local partner Community Action Council is the agency administering this program. To learn more, or find out if you qualify, please contact Community Action Council at 509-662-6156 (Spanish interpreter available). They are located at 620 Lewis Street in Wenatchee, however, the application can be completed over the phone. If you, or you know someone who is behind in their rent and need assistance please contact them for this short term program that ends December 31st 2020.
Donations for the Lake Chelan Food Bank and Chelan Valley Hope can be dropped off at the Lake Chelan Mirror office, 310 E. Johnson Avenue in Chelan, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, outside in the provided tubs.
Chelan Valley Hope: baby wipes, diapers, toilet paper, travel size toiletries, shampoo, conditioners, dish and laundry soap. 
Lake Chelan Food Bank: canned fruit, cereal, condiments, canned veggies, jam, chili, soup (other than tomato), boxed entrees and canned meats.

Submit your event

Email to your non-profit event: ruthk@lakechelanmirror.com, subject line LCM Events. Deadline: Friday, 3 p.m. Include date, time, place and cost if any.

 

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