Mature Living Special Section: Event to benefit adults with special needs

Published on Thu, Jul 7, 2011
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A group of local women have started a nonprofit organization to help adults in the community with special needs.

Jessica Pangilinan, of Blaine, and five of her friends, have started Creating Hope Today, a non-profit that aims to raise money to help adults and seniors in Whatcom County who are either handicapped or elderly.

“We love kids, but there are a lot of organizations to help children, while there are adults in our own communities who are being forgotten,” she said. “We were looking for a way to help them out.”

Their first fundraising event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Semiahmoo Kid’s Kamp at 4560 Legion Drive in Birch Bay. Festivities include a garage sale, barbecue, petting zoo, bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and a musical performance by Dana of Swiggle Ditties. Proceeds will help purchase a car equipped with a wheelchair lift for a local grandmother so she can participate in her family’s activities. 

For more information on volunteering or donating, visit www.creatinghopetoday.org or call Lynell at 360/332-2750.