Season of Giving 2018

Shannon Leahy (left) and Kathi Fedor of Manger Mall accepted a check in the amount of $1,500 at the American Legion Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11 in Manson. The money will be used to buy toys for this years Manger Mall to be held on Dec. 15. Photo courtesy of Manger Mall

CHELAN/MANSON - The holidays are upon us and we are moving into the time of year of giving. As every year, different organizations in the Lake Chelan Valleycontinue their efforts to bring joy to many families and children in the valley during the festive months.

At the moment, such organizations need donations from residents to accomplish their missions.  Below is list of organizations that are giving back to the community and ways you can help them succeed.

If your club or non-profit organization is collecting items and/or money to give to charitable organization or others this Holiday Season, please send the information to, so we can include it in our next issue of the paper. In the subject line please put: Season of Giving.

22nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner presented by the Apple Cup Cafe
Apple Cup Cafe’s annual free dinner starts at 11:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) and runs until 2:00 p.m. They will be collecting canned food and monetary donations, all will go to the Lake Chelan Food Bank.

For anyone that can’t make it in Thanksgiving Day, Apple Cup Cafe will have limited delivery service. Call (509)682-5997 ahead of time to schedule when you would like your meal delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Chelan Valley Hope’s Manger Mall
The 10th annual Manger Mall will be held Dec. 15 at North Shore Bible Church in Manson. The goal is to distribute new toys to families in need. Registrations forms have been distributed through the Chelan and Manson schools and several community service organizations. Families are assigned a specific time to shop and purchase one toy and one comfort item per registered child for $1 each. New toys are needed with a suggested cost of $25.

Homemade comfort items such as blankets, scarves and gloves are also needed. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce by Dec. 12.

If you would like to make a monetary donation please send a check payable to the Manger Mall to PO Box 477, Chelan, 98816.

Manson Firefighter’s Assn. Season of Hope
In its 11th season Manson Firefighter’s Association adopts up to 20 families and individuals that are in need of a little extra help during the lean holiday months. The Association has received a good amount of applications and now they are in the process of reviewing them. Each family/indivual selected will receive food and grocery certificates.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers needed in Lake Chelan Valley
Bell ringing begins the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 and ends the day before Christmas, December 24. Each bell ringing shift is only 1 1/2 hours and shifts start at: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Days available:  Wednesday (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19), Friday (Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Dec. 21, Saturday (Nov. 24 and Dec. 22) and Monday (Dec. 24, Christmas Eve)

Be a Back up Bell Ringer:  Not sure what date?  Sing up for the  “back up bell ringer” list, and if a cancellation occurs, they can call to see if you might be able to cover it.  
In-Door Locations (Friday, Saturday and Monday):  Chelan Safeway or Manson Red Apple. New - on the corner at the Chellan Post Office (outdoors) - 1/2 days on Wednesdays.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Bell Ringers at the Red Kettle!  Please send me the date(s) and time(s) you are able to help with this important community activity.
To sign up for belling ringing contact: Jeanne Giddings, Bell Ringing Coordinator, Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign for Chelan Valley Hope. Phone or Text:  (509) 885-4868 or EMAIL:

Monies stay here in the valley and every year they help over 60 individuals and families with emergency housing, rent and utility assistance, prescriptions and transportation.  Also, nine disadvantaged children were able to spend a week at the Salvation Army Camp Gifford last summer.

Winter Coat Drive
New or gently used items needed for kids, women and men. Items such as coats, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens can be dropped off at Chelan Fire and Rescue Station 71 232 E. Wapato Ave. Item distribution is at Chelan Valley Hope 417 S. Bradley Street, every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Give Hope Where it’s Needed Most
The Chelan Valley Hope is here to help our neighbors. Donations are always welcomed and are used to provide;

  • Emergency shelter, rent or utility assistance.
  • Help with prescriptions, phone minutes or fuel for transportation
  • Non food pantry (toiletries, diapers, dish soap, laundry soap, etc)
  • A Homeless Case Manager who gives compassionate oversight, helps with solving problems and advocating on their behalf.
  • A week of summer camp for disadvantaged children at Salvation Camp Gifford.

Those wanting to donate can send checks to PO Box 635 Chelan, WA 98816

Lake Chelan Food Bank - Donations needed
Lake Chelan Food Bank provides supplemental food supplies to residents facing temporary set-backs such as unemployment, loss of property, or an acute health crisis.

Each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lake Chelan Food Bank welcomes any person to come pick up a box of food.

The food bank is also accepting donations, these are the major item needs;
    •    canned fruit  (desperately needed, they have none and is their biggest need)
    •    cereal, both hot and cold
    •    canned meats/ canned chicken, tuna
    •    canned beans
    •    rice
    •    chili
    •    ramen
    •    boxed meals, like hamburger helper, mac and cheese, etc.
    •    spaghetti sauce

The best time  for dropping off food donations to Food Bank is Monday morning 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Other times: Tuesday morning 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    

Alternate Donation Site for Lake Chelan Foot Bank
Lake Chelan Mirror located at 310 E. Johnson will be accepting food and cash donations for the Lake Chelan Food Bank. Non-pantry items such as toiletries, diapers, dish soap, laundry soap, etc. will also be accepted for the Chelan Valley Hope. Open Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tender Loving Care Crowd Funding effort begins Nov. 22
CHELAN - Tender Loving Care for Seniors Program has been awarded a $5,000 grant by Community Foundation of North Central Washington.
As a further step to raise fund for their 2019 needs, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington sponsors a “Crowd Funding” effort from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, 2018. Your donation on line at and selecting “TLC for Seniors” will allow them to raise an additional $5,000 to meet their 2019 budget. The minimum donation is $10. If you give on Mondays, you have the opportunity to win $500 that you can give to the organization of your choice on the GiveNCW website.


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