Issaquah Christmas fund beats goal

January 11, 2011

By Staff

The Merry Christmas Issaquah fund drive closed Jan. 10 with donations of $66,042 — a 24 percent increase from last year’s donations.

Only a week earlier, donations were well below the targeted goal of $60,000, but an anonymous $10,000 donation and 21 other donations that arrived last week made this the most successful fund drive in the 30 year history of Issaquah Community Services.

“Every dollar will be put to good use helping families who find themselves in a financial crisis,” Issaquah Community Services President Marilyn Taylor said.

ICS provides help with rent, utilities, automotive repairs, medical bills, bus passes, food and other urgent needs for residents within the Issaquah School District.

The holiday fund drive is over, but ICS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, needs and accepts donations all year.

Send donations to Merry Christmas Issaquah, Issaquah Community Services, P.O. Box 669, Issaquah, WA 98027.

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