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All through December of 2019, Hits 94.3 KRKZ will feature a different local Not-For-Profit Agency each day on the air. YOU can help us pick the featured organization by nominating one! Just send us an email at steph@meadowsbroadcasting.com with the name of your favorite local non-profit agency and a small note about what they do. We will choose a new non-profit to talk about each day on the air and list their information right here on our TLC Fibre Federal Charitable Giving Directory.

December 1st

United Way of Clatsop County helps support 14 local non-profit agency. Every dollar donated to United Way of Clatsop County goes to help those in need. United Way of Clatsop County’s partner agencies include: Astoria Armory Community Center, Boy Scouts of America (Ft. Clatsop District), Camp Kiwanilong, Clatsop CASA, Clatsop Community Action, Columbia Senior Diners, The Harbor, The Healing Circle (VOCA), Helping Hands, Hope House, The Lighthouse for Kids, SMART, Lives in Transition and the Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program. For more information, visit their website!

December 2nd

Clatsop County 4-H is a youth development program available in every county in Oregon through the OSU Extension Service. 4-H is open to all youth in grades K-12. 4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them. For more information about Clatsop County 4-H Association, visit their website!

December 3rd

The Astoria Christmas Club is a group of jolly individuals who work tirelessly to brighten up Downtown Astoria for the holidays. Just last weekend, they lit up downtown with their beautiful decorations at a fun lighting ceremony Saturday evening. If you would like to support this awesome group by making a donation to help maintain decorations, or even by gifting your time, contact them on Facebook here. Or send them a note at: PO Box 62 in Astoria.

December 4th

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria is a service oriented group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children who reside within the Clatsop County School Districts. Our mission is to promote good citizenship, strengthen character & advocate moral responsibility through financial contributions, acts of service and continued support of other like-minded organizations. You can reach out to Kiwanis Club at PO Box 927 in Astoria. Or! Support them by purchasing one of their beautiful Christmas Trees to light up your holiday season! Click here for more details about Astoria’s Kiwanis Club.

December 5th

Chinook, Ilwaco and Ocean Park Food Banks assist with food and supplies to households in need.  Help support these organizations by making a donation that will be matched by the Loren H. Corder Foundation.  If you donate $20, the foundation will also donate $20.  The donation deadline is Dec. 20. In order to track donations, the foundation asks that people send their donations to the Loren H. Corder Foundation, P.O. Box 607, Long Beach, WA 98631.

December 6th

The Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula opened in November 2008 to provide a safe, reliable, positive, and fun place for kids to go after school. Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula is committed to staying affordable for all Peninsula families—membership is $50 a year, per child. If you’d like to support Peninsula kids with a donation, you can donate online here, or send a check to PO Box 1172, Long Beach, WA 98631. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Jennifer Magneson at bgcexecutivedirector@gmail.com or 360.642.8668.

December 7th

Seaside Kids, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing healthy, wholesome activity to the youth of the community.  All funds for the operation are provided by business and fraternal organizations, parents, interested citizens, and foundation grants. All physical efforts are provided on a voluntary basis. Our organization currently serve our 600 youth in baseball, softball, 5th and 6th grade football, golf and free swim days. For more information, visit their website.

December 8th

Friends of the Astoria Column The Astoria Column has long stood as a symbol of community pride and honor, and the funds for its ongoing upkeep come from private donations both large and small. Click here to make a donation.

December 9th

Filling Empty Bellies began the week before Thanksgiving of 2014.  Founder, Corri Buck, delivered just 8 sandwich lunches to 8 hungry people.  Today they serve up to 50 people a day, sometimes more, 6 days a week.  Meals are good, wholesome, home-cooked meals.  They advocate for those who need it most in Clatsop county by meeting essential needs and supporting them in their journey towards full rehabilitation. For more information, visit their website.

December 10th

The Lighthouse for Kids is a collaborative; community based medical facility for the assessment and prevention of child abuse. They provide a safe environment for children when there are concerns of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or domestic violence. Medical exams and forensic interviews are conducted at the child’s pace and consent, by specially trained and caring professional staff. Visit them here.

December 11th

South Pacific County Humane Society is a community Funded no-kill shelter in long beach, Washington. Learn more about them, make a donation or check out the animals available for adoption here.

December 12th

Lower Columbia Q Center The mission of the Lower Columbia Q Center is to be a safe and welcoming resource and support service to the LGBTIQ community, friends, families and allies of the Lower Columbia Region. They organized the first Astoria “Pride” Festival in 2016 and continue to grow the event. The do community outreach through their Queer Edge Sobriety Support Group, Q Choir, and Gender Alliance/Trans Support Groups. For more information about what they do, visit them at their website.

December 13th

Seaside High School Cyborg Seagulls FIRST Robotics is an amazing program that teaches students that Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) are not only rewarding, but fun. In the world we live in it has become more evident that the world needs STEM students and the FIRST robotics program is a way of obtaining that goal. Every year they hold numerous competitions that teach students the practical applications of STEM while having fun. Learn more about them by visiting the Seaside High School website.

December 14th

Friends of Haystack Rock is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. We do this in cooperation with Haystack Rock Awareness Program and other partnerships. Learn more about their work here.

December 15th

Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) Reading matters. It’s an early gateway skill that paves the pathway for future success. Without it, kids are simply less likely to graduate high school, find employment, or successfully avoid other hardships like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and injustice. The program concept is simple: pair an adult volunteer with children for weekly one-on-one reading sessions. Volunteers model the joy of reading, while supporting the child’s efforts to read independently. The SMART Reading program complements reading curriculum and instruction and is intended to build confident, lifelong readers who enjoy reading and use it as a tool for learning. Learn more about SMART by visiting their website now.

December 16th

Wildlife Center of the North Coast rescues and rehabilitates injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy, strong creatures back into their appropriate habitat. With an average of 2,000 patients annually, including a variety of seabirds, raptors, ducks, songbirds and mammals they stay very busy. Learn more about them and their mission here.

December 17th

Camp Kiwanilong The mission of the Camp Kiwanilong Board is to ensure that the camper’s experience provides for a greater appreciation of the natural environment, their neighbors, and for the value of being a responsible citizen.  The Board fulfills this mission by maintaining Camp Kiwanilong as a non-profit, safe, unique, rustic camp and by improving its facilities and programs to best serve area youth of all backgrounds. Learn more here.

December 18th

Clatsop Community Action is a non-profit agency specializing in food, housing, energy assistance. Clatsop Community Action works hard to serve our community with our “one-stop” Information and Referral center for all of Clatsop County’s human services.  Information and Referral staff play an important role with assessing needs not only for CCA’s programs, but help refer to all services within Clatsop County and in some cases, state-wide. Learn more about Clatsop Community Action here.

December 19th

Warrenton Schools Foundation is a non-profit to support academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular programs in the Warrenton Schools. Some of the items purchased that fall into this category include two pianos, a stage curtain, a podium, weight room equipment, sports equipment, district-wide classroom technology and computer equipment, band instruments, a high jump pit, tools for the Auto Club, wall pads for the high school gym, and a volleyball net system for the middle school, just to name a few. Other grants have been awarded to finance a school newspaper, supplement donations made for the creation of a softball field at the high school; match state funds for technology; and also match a state grant to create a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program in the district.  Learn more here.

December 20th

Coastal Community Action Program works with low income individuals and families to remove the barriers that prevent them from achieving economic stability in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties They aid Pacific County Residents with housing and energy services, home care, nutrition, employment services and more. Learn more here.

December 21st

Helping Hands Re-entry Program In 2004, Evans opened an 8-bed home for the homeless in Seaside, OR. Helping Hands serves homeless men, women, & children who are ready to make sustainable changes to improve their lives. Participants must be ready to be clean and sober, and must not be registered sex offenders (since we house children). Learn more about them here.

December 22nd

The Harbor’s mission is to provide advocacy, prevention and support while promoting self-determination and hope for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The Harbor provides its services completely free and confidentially and provides services to residents of Clatsop County, and surrounding areas,  over the age of 15, and provide referral to those under 15. Roughly 5% of Clatsop County residents utilize our services each year. Click here to learn more.

December 23rd

Coast Pregnancy Clinic is located in Astoria Oregon, but we serve the entire North Coast and Southwest Washington. Our clinic offers evidence-based education and programs, in addition to our friendly and caring staff. We have a licensed physician who is our volunteer medical director, who confirms a viable intrauterine pregnancy. Click here to learn more.

December 24th

Libraries Reading Outreach in Clatsop County (Libraries ROCC) is a library services outreach program that partners between the communities, three public libraries, corporate sponsors, and five school districts. Together, through collaboration and community support, they are bridging the gaps between funded and unfunded youth services in rural areas. The goals are to place a library card in the hands of every child who wants one, to provide courier services between the schools and libraries for library materials, and  to support the annual countywide summer reading program.  Click here to learn more.

December 25

Knappa High School Foundation‘s Mission Statement is “To provide resources to enhance education and encourage individual success for the students of Knappa Schools.”  Funds raised through the annual dinner and auction have been used in a three-point approach to fulfilling our mission statement. First, KSF awards scholarships each year to deserving students entering that critical first year of post-secondary education. Secondly, KSF awards mini-grants to encourage innovation in the classroom and access to technology. Lastly, KSF has continually invested portions of the fundraising revenue since its inception.  Click here to learn more.

December 26

The Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program There are nearly 200 students who would benefit from the attention of a caring adult mentor. The Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program (LBMP) is aware of this growing need in our community.  However, at present we are only able to provide mentors to about 40 of these students.  This leaves over 160 children in our area who are not receiving the positive attention needed in their lives. Click here to learn more.

December 27

Crisis Support Network provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and victims of crime. The agency delivers quality services that are responsive to the needs of victims and survivors reporting abuse throughout the Pacific County. Crisis Support is one of the largest nonprofit service organizations working throughout the county helping to provide outreach, crisis response, healing and recovery for victim’s while ensuring that their rights are protected. Click here to learn more.

December 28

Astor Street Opry Company Established in 1984, The mission of the Astor Street Opry Company is to serve and strengthen our community. The annual celebration of folklore SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA is just finishing its 35th consecutive summer run. The tremendous success of this show allows the production, sponsorship and presentation of a wide variety of performing arts programs for all ages and skill sets.  The shows have attracted over 100,000 visitors in its history, helping to sustain and promote Cultural Tourism as a viable resource for our community to grow on. And for our visitors who attend our performances, the ASOC helps them understand why “The Magic of Astoria (and the whole Northwest) is Real”. The Astor Street Opry Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and the ASOC Playhouse is located at 129 W. Bond Street, Uniontown, Astoria. Click here to learn more.

December 29th

The Oregon Coast Alliance works to protect the Oregon coast by working with coastal residents for sustainable communities; protection and restoration of coastal and marine natural resources; providing education and advocacy on land use development; and adaptation to climate change. Click here to learn more.

December 30th

IHS Fire Attire is a FREE clothing shop for all IHS students, 9-12th grades! The shop is open daily for students as needed to select clothing. Donations are greatly appreciated and continually needed to support this amazing program.  Much needed items: Winter Coats, sweatshirts and PE Clothing, Socks (various sizes) boys and girls, and Toiletries.  Please drop off donations at All Seasons in Chinook, as they will sort clothing and distribute appropriately between the High School and the Middle School. If unable, items may be dropped off at the IHS office. Click here to learn more.
December 31st
United Way of Grays Harbor United Way of Grays Harbor began in 1938 as the “Community Chest” to create one community wide fundraising campaign. United Way also seeks to take an important role in solving community problems. By acting as a neutral force, it can help the community to identify health and human care problems
and be that “community table” which brings people together to resolve these problems. Click here to learn more.

This Directory is made possible by TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union.