Finishing touches for Brickworks – flatware, dishes, glasses, tables, chairs, etc. – will allow the building to become sustainable and provide a complete rental space for community events. The Agricultural Guild aims to advance the island’s healthy living with a variety of events, meetings, and classes, which require these basic supplies and equipment.
Professional training for Sheriff deputies and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault advocates. The training will cover victim assistance, how to respond to children at the scene, and building a community coordinated response to domestic violence.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands will staff a booth at the County Fair to provide a variety of materials that distribute educational and contact information to as many homes as possible. These materials will raise awareness about domestic violence as well as publicize the crisis response number.
Island residents that must seek social and healthcare services on the mainland are often those who can least afford it. The Ferry Discount Program provides tickets that enable low-income individuals to travel to the mainland for medical appointments, unemployment, and other social services.
Critical facility repairs include installation of a sump pump, bringing insulation up to code, and converting to an energy efficient heating system. Parents and their children will be able to use the playroom safely and comfortably, and the Family Resource Center will save hundreds of dollars on utility bills which can be put toward programming that benefits our community.
For the safety of children, teachers, and staff, the Elementary School Safety Project improves safety and ensures that an emergency plan is in place. Safety upgrades include deadbolt locks, security cameras, and a chime that announces visitors.
The festival aims to entertain, inspire, and enlighten island residents by screening quality documentary films, from accomplished film makers and local students, that relate to the Pacific Rim. Advertising and marketing materials help to engage and draw in attendees for the festival.
Music plays an important role in a well-rounded education. The school bands will repair many of their instruments, and replace those that can no longer be repaired. In order to provide students with an up-to-date music education, digital recording studio equipment is also provided.
Student work crews perform maintenance and stewardship tasks on public lands, some of which are remote and without cell communication. First aid supplies, communications & monitoring equipment, and proper tools are essential to a safe and productive learning experience.