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Since 2001 dedicated & determined to maintain a nonprofit in order to: Introduce the public at large to the sport of rowing. Provide rowing, training, and related programs for juniors & adults, novice and experienced rowers. Provide coaching and education for rowers, coxswains, and others interested in supporting BIR. Provide training for local, regional, and national rowing competition. Located in Waterfront Park. STRONG JUNIOR PROGRAM/ADULT/ MASTERS/LEARN-TO-ROW

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for supporting one of America most honored public gardens. A unique Northwest treasure where visitors enjoy tranquil walks in natural woodlands and beautifully designed landscapes. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED TO VISIT. Winter hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm Watch for news of our Holiday Season Concerts & Miniature Christmas Village Exhibit.

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One Call For All: An Island Tradition

2010 One Call for All Board Members

From the Executive Director

Dear One Call for All Donor,

Thank you for your ongoing support of One Call for All. We are pleased to inform you that due to the generosity of donors like you, One Call for All raised more than $916,000 in 2009-2010 for 85 non-profit agencies serving our Island community. This represents a two percent increase in giving over the previous year, an inspiring accomplishment given the continuing recession and a testament to the character of those who call Bainbridge Island home. 2010 marks One Call for All’s 50th Anniversary. In those 50 years, you have helped us raise more than $13 million for hundreds of non-profits serving thousands of Island friends and neighbors. Our celebrations of this milestone speak to the heart of One Call for All — a grassroots, communitycentric, non-profit that strives to embrace and foster our Island’s unique spirit. That is why you will see us throughout the year at beloved Island events giving out simple gifts and cards of thanks. It is our small way of showing our appreciation for your years of support. Our primary fundraising source continues to be our annual Red Envelope campaign, which raises and distributes money to local non-profit agencies that help Islanders in need, provide essential services, protect our local environment and enrich our cultural life. This year you will have the opportunity to give to 89 non-profits serving the Island. We hope you find it within your heart to do so. Please do take the time to read the wonderful stories collected in these pages. They showcase the innovation, dedication and robust programs of our diverse non-profit community and share the different ways agencies use their One Call for All donations.

Executive Director: Bob Linz

I continue to marvel at the commitment and enthusiasm of our donors, our Board members, office volunteers, and the work of our non-profit agencies. I offer a round of applause to you all and a heartfelt Thank You for 50 Years of Island Giving!

OFFICERS: Biz Dailey Allen, President; Brian Lawler, Vice President; Joe Wilcynski, Treasurer & Lori Midthun, Secretary


TRUSTEES: Cindy Bellas, Amy Curran, Donna Dahlquist, Jon Green, Brad Greene, Keith Hauschulz, Kol Medina, Pat Murray, Eric Stevens & Kaycie Wood

Bob Linz, Executive Director P.S. Please go to today to make your donation!

2010-2011 List of Non-profit Agencies ~ Arts & Humanities B.I. Arts & Humanities Council (BIAHC)

221 Winslow Way W., #201, B.I. (206) 842-7901

Our mission is to create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which the arts and humanities flourish. BIAHC advocates for funding, both public and private, for local arts and humanities organizations. We also produce our own community programming and support a wide range of local cultural activities.

B.I. Historical Museum

215 Ericksen Ave NE, B.I. (206) 842-2773 The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum collects, preserves and interprets Bainbridge’s colorful history, produces oral histories and videos, sponsors programs about Island history and operates a historical museum containing exhibits and a research library.

B.I. Mandarin Learning Center

P. O. Box 11681, B.I. (206) 799-6668 To provide Mandarin Chinese language training and basic writing and reading skills to youth and adults on Bainbridge Island and in nearby communities.

B.I. Television (BITV) P.O. Box 10449, B.I. (206) 780-2980

B.I. Youth Orchestra (BIYO)

Bainbridge Chorale

BIYO offers young musicians the opportunity to enhance their classical music education and learn orchestra repertoire. A caring conductor and public concerts give young people important group performance experiences. “We make friends and beautiful music together.”

One Call for All funds support the concerts we present to the public on the Island, as well as our recently inaugurated Young Singers Program, serving children in grades 2-12, and numerous other outreach programs.

P. O. Box 10052, B.I. (206) 780-2133

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

151 Winslow Way E., B.I. (206) 842-3132 BITV enhances the quality of life for our

community by providing non-commercial television that informs and educates our viewers through weekly newscasts and programs that interest our community and build and strengthen relationships among Island families, businesses and organizations.

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a nonprofit organization founded in 1948, exhibits and sells the art of local and regional artists, supports art education in the schools and provides art education to the wider community.

P.O. Box 10572, B.I. (206) 780-2467

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

200 Madison Avenue N., B.I. (206) 842-4560 BPA is the quintessential heart of the Island’s performing arts community, offering year-round live entertainment on stage for over 50 years at BPA—a gathering place for local talent in dance, music and theatre.

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History Geography

Human Relations


Science Art, Music & Drama

Geometry Foreign Language

Research Skills


Physical Education


ince 1975, PAWS of Bainbridge Island/No.Kitsap has served the pets and people of North Kitsap without a cent of government funding. We rely on the compassion of local animal-loving families.

Meeting the Need

Our Services Include:

In 2009, we initiated our Pet Food Bank and expanded financial assistance to low-income pet owners, through partnership with four local food banks. This year we delivered more than eight tons of pet food and provided veterinary financial assistance for hundreds of local families and pets in need.

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Did you know? PAWS of B.I./North Kitsap is entirely independent, not connected to any larger group. All proceeds are dedicated to our completely LOCAL mission.

Cat Adoption Center (8820 Miller Road) Dog matchmaking and adoption events Pet food bank Buddy Brigade (visiting therapy pets) Lost and found registry Low-income pet owner financial assistance (spay/neuter and vet costs) • Educational events • Feral cat control • Pets and Loving Seniors (PALS)

Visit our website | 206-842-2451

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Bainbridge Public Library

P.O. Box 11815, B.I. (206) 842-4162 x9802 Provides a full range of library services for adults and children. While library books and staff are provided by the Kitsap Regional Library System, the building and grounds are owned and maintained by the people of Bainbridge Island.

Bloedel Reserve

7571 NE Dolphin Dr, B.I. (206) 842-7631 The Reserve is a public garden and arboretum, a landscape of textures, shapes and colors that nurtures and refreshes the soul, an educational resource for schools, a venue for performing artists and an active advocate for rational environment protection strategies.

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Island Music Center (IMC) 10598 NE Valley Rd, B.I. (206) 780-6911

IMC is dedicated to enriching lives through music, advancing the quality and accessibility of music education and experiences. IMC offers music instruction, classes, workshops, youth activities and community music facilities for rehearsals, recording and events.

Island Theatre

7781 NE North St, B.I. (206) 842-3502 Island Theatre is an independent production company dedicated to intelligent theater for grown-ups through the very best dramatic literature. We produce Island Theatre at the Library, Island Theatre at Your House, and staged productions.

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Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge

B.I. Downtown Association (BIDA)

9630 NE Raccoon Lane, B.I. (206) 780-5443

120 Madrona Ln, #203, B.I. (206) 842-2982

Ovation! provides quality live musical theater experiences and outlets for area residents as both audience members and as performers. Ovation! is a teaching organization; productions often involve both youth and adult performers. Community Outreach and Enrichment

Downtown is the heart of our community! Free community events like July 3rd, movies in the park, and the Holidays Downtown help our “main street” remain a vibrant place to work, shop, and play.

Arms Around Bainbridge

3654 Crystal Springs Dr NE, B.I. (206) 300-1210 Arms Around Bainbridge’s purpose is to assist individuals suffering from major medical problems or personal tragedy (e.g., accident, death of a close relative) who lack adequate financial resources for necessary medical and other care.

B.I Senior Community Center (BISCC) 370 Brien Dr SE, B.I. (206) 842-1616

BISCC promotes the well being in mind, body and spirit of those 50 and up through education, exercise, fellowship, nutrition, recreation, travel and a wellness program. Seniors use their experience and skills as volunteers.

Bainbridge Foundation See One Call for All (OCFA)


Thank you for supporting BPA and One Call for All


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Neighbor Helping Neighbor Visit 191 Winslow Way West Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 780-1211

Supporters include:

Since 2002, we have been committed to supporting developmentally disabled adults in our community. We provide a place where clients interact socially and build relationships.

ToddlerKindergarten Since 1972

We celebrate the child’s natural interest in learning by providing a stimulating and nurturing Montessori environment where children are given individual attention and the opportunity to explore their world. OCFA funds provide tuition assistance to families as needed.

10994 Arrowpoint Dr • 842-4966 •

We share a common belief in the dignity and unique gifts of all people.

operators of:

Please stop by for a visit!

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B.I. Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Camp Siberia

Marge Williams Office Center Sustainable Bainbridge 221 Winslow Way W., #308, B.I. (206) 842-5770

221 Winslow Way W., #205, B.I. (206) 842-4439

Camp Siberia enriches the lives of Russian orphans and Bainbridge youth. As counselors at our summer camp in Russia, Island teens deepen their world understanding and compassion, while providing hope and encouragement to needy Russian children.

The Marge Williams Center provides affordable administrative offices and meeting space for non-profit organizations serving our Bainbridge Island community. We are “A Permanent Place to Nurture Non-Profits.”

Sustainable Bainbridge collaborates with organizations and individuals to promote actions that increase social, economic and environmental sustainability of our community. Local food security, waste reduction, energy conservation and green building are examples of our programs.

P.O. Box 10851, B.I. (206) 842-5870

221 Winslow Way W., #306, B.I. (206) 842-7408 The memorial exists to ensure people understand and appreciate what happened to Japanese Americans during WWII, how B.I. reacted to their exclusion and incarceration, and how these events remain relevant today.

B.I.-Based Agency Pool

If you are not sure which Agency to donate to, consider making your gift to this shared fund. All of the on-island nonprofits share in the money donated to this category on a pro rata basis.

Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association

P.O. Box 4484, Rolling Bay, 98061 842-8148

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Filipino American One Call for All Community of B.I. & Vicinity Operating Costs P. O. Box 11163, B.I. (206) 409-0524

The Filipino Community Hall is on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Celebrations include the annual Strawberry Festival, Filipino-American Day, 4th of July Parade, Indipino Annual Festival and Farmers Tour.

(formerly the Bainbridge Foundation)

P.O. Box 10487, B.I. (206) 842-0659

One Call for All relies on donations to fund the annual Red Envelope campaign. With costs on the increase, donations are required to help cover operating expenses.

~ Emergency Services B.I. Ambulance Association P.O. Box 11548, B.I. (206) 842-2676

A volunteer ambulance agency serving BI since 1945. Basic life support transport of the sick & injured. Funds received assist with local patients in need of a reduced fee, training and updating equipment. “We are here because you care.”

We promote people-to-people exchanges between Bainbridge and Ometepe, our sister island in Nicaragua. One Call for All money helps pay travel costs for Bainbridge students, Ometepe English teachers, and other delegates who could not otherwise participate.


Bainbridge Island’s only support group for people with vision loss can help. The VIP group offers monthly programs on resources, medical advances, independent living aids, and solutions to daily challenges. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 1p.m. at the Bainbridge Island Library.

Audio cassette tape editions of the Bainbridge Review. Instruction in the use of technology. Transportation to VIP monthly meetings.

Call Catherine at 842-4462 for more info. Proud to be a One Call for All agency.

Assisting families affected by domestic violence on Bainbridge Island since 1994.

Safety Support Education Resources Advocacy

Office: 206-780-2931 Cell: 360-551-3140 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-500-5513


VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS Assisting individuals and families in our community allowing them to retain their independence, dignity and quality of life.

Your financial contributions help us to help others.

And yes, we can use YOU as a volunteer!

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Thank You Bainbridge Island! Your generous contributions enable: - divorcing parents to plan what’s best for their children - communities to solve neighborhood problems - parents and teens to build relationships based on trust

2817 Wheaton Way, Suite 208 Bremerton, WA 98310

“There is another option to resolving disputes as opposed to having to hire an attorney and go through the court system. I want to let people know how accessible this program is” – Bill Knobloch DRC Executive Board Member Bainbridge Island City Councilman

Since 1973, Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program has provided nutritious meals for people aged 60 years and older. Our services include: • Hot, nutritious noon meals served Monday-Friday at the Bainbridge Senior Center • Meals on Wheels and liquid nutrition supplements delivered to homebound elderly persons • Dietary counseling and nutrition education with staff dietician

Empowering People to Resolve Conflict Peacefully Non-profit * Sliding Scale Fees • 360-698-0968 * 800-377-6583 •

BUILD HOUSES and BUILD HOPE with local families in need! Habitat builds simple, decent housing in partnership with low income people in need using all volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. Homes are then sold to partner families with a no-profit, zero interest loan. • 360.479.3853

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B.I. Volunteer Firefighters Association 8895 Madison Ave. NE, B.I. (206) 842-7686

Association members actively serve as volunteer firefighters/EMTs with the BI Fire Department and raise funds to purchase fire/rescue/medical equipment (extrication tools, CPR mannequins, etc.) and to provide fire/medical/rescue training to volunteers.

~ Environment & Recreation ABC Conservation Education Foundation 221 Winslow Way W., #304, B.I. (206) 842-0408

The ABC Conservation/Education Foundation encourages and supports public education on the protection and preservation of the environment and natural resources of Bainbridge Island and surrounding areas.

BI Land Trust (BILT) P.O. Box 10144, B.I. (206) 842-1216

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Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA)

Friends of the Farms

The BPAA provides an observatory, telescopes and space dedicated to many aspects of astronomy, including Star Parties, educational programs, public lectures, astronomy courses, research projects and construction programs. OCFA funds, along with membership dues, directly support operations.

Friends of the Farms is working to preserve and enhance local farming on Bainbridge Island. It presents the Harvest Fair, manages public farmland, provides experiences for students and advocates for local food.

P.O. Box 10914, B.I. (206) 842-9152 BILT preserves scenic Island vistas, natu-

ral areas and wildlife habitats (>1,100 acres to date) by holding conservation easements, facilitating land acquisitions, stewarding protected lands, and conservation strategies education. Donations support these activities.

B.I. Parks Foundation

P.O. Box 11127, B.I. (206) 780-6907 Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is committed to the enhancement of the Island’s parks and recreational facilities. OCFA funds support recreational, athletic and cultural programs.

B.I. Rowing (BIR)

P.O. Box 11168, B.I. (206) 660-2373

Community Energy Solutions 221 Winslow Way W., #301, B.I. (206) 261-5259

Provides innovative energy solutions by creating community-based renewable energy projects and community-supported energy efficiency programs, raising the awareness of our energy choices, and leading the BI community to be resource-intelligent.

(formerly Trust for Working Landscapes)

221 Winslow Way W., #303, B.I. (206) 842-5537

Hare Raisers (4-H) C/O Kristi Barr

5129 McDonald Ave., B.I. (206) 780-5635

Our 4H members are Bainbridge Island youth ages 8-19. Each member chooses one or more yearly projects to concentrate on. Our club offers projects in rabbits, cavies, dogs, poultry, goats, needle arts, sewing, food preservation, cooking and gardening.

BIR promotes and develops recreational and competitive rowing opportunities for youth and adults. We promote health and fitness through rowing activities.

The ds Kids scovery Discovery seum Museum is proud to be a part of One Call For All! Please donate to KiDiMu to keep our educational exhibits, science and daily arts programming accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. We hope to see you in our new building in the Island Gateway project at the corner of Hwy 305 & Winslow Way!

Hours of Operation

Tue-Sat: 10am-4pm • Sun: 12pm-4pm • 206.855.4650

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research researchon onthe thewaters watersof ofPuget PugetSound. Sound. During During multi-day expeditions, students work side-by-side marine expeditions, students work side-by-side with marine scientists gather scientistsand andsailors sailorsto todesign design research, gather data, data,analyze analyzeresults resultsand and sail sail the the 61’ research vessel vesselCarlyn, Carlyn,aafloating floating classroom. classroom. •• 206.780.7848 206.780.7848

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4450 Blakely Ave NE, B.I. (206) 855-4362 IslandWood is a unique outdoor learning center designed to provide exceptional learning experiences and inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. IslandWood offers programming for local schools, community programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Natural Landscapes Project 978 Aaron Ave, B.I. (206) 842-5955

Natural Landscapes Project/Oysters For Salmon uses shellfish to filter nutrient pollution, while educating adults and youth science students about organic gardening and pollution prevention. Staff actively work on local issues protecting our waters, shorelines, and wildlife habitat.

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~ Health & Human Services Health, Housing, and Human BI Special Needs Foundation Services Council (HHHS)

PAWS of Bainbridge

P.O. Box 10811, B.I. (206) 588-9399 Since 1975 PAWS has helped thousands of Island pets and their families live richer, healthier lives. With no government funding, services include pet adoption, education, spay/neuter, lost & found, emergency veterinary assistance, and animal assisted therapy.

West Sound Wildlife Shelter 7501 NE Dolphin Dr, B.I. (206) 855-9057

Saves the lives of injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals in a wildlife hospital and promotes the protection of wild animals and the environment through education, outreach and involvement.

P.O. Box 10919, B.I. (206) 780-1211

221 Winslow Way W, #203, B.I. (206) 842-9335

The Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation provides programs and a dedicated neighborhood-based facility (The Stephens House) where individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, teachers and caregivers can connect with each other and the community at large.

HHHS promotes and facilitates the delivery of human services by identifying and tracking critical needs, supporting human service organizations and fostering improvements in the range of health, housing and human services delivered to Island residents.

BI Visually Impaired Persons Support Group

282 Knechtel Way NE, B.I. (206) 842-7621

P.O. Box 11464, B.I. (206) 201-3080

We offer support, encouragement and hope to blind and low-vision persons and serve as a community resource regarding their needs. Monies received help with operating costs, community outreach and the purchasing of equipment.

Helpline House

An umbrella of social services: Donations support professional crisis intervention, assessment, resource referral, advocacy, family counseling program, food bank, clothing, transportation assistance and medical equipment loan. “Neighbor helping neighbor - one neighbor at a time.”

Saving wild lives

Saving wild lives

West Sound Wildlife Shelter is the only medical facility of its kind in the western Puget Sound. We strive to provide compassionate treatment and rehabilitation services to injured, sickSound and orphaned releasefacility and promote West Wildlifewildlife, Shelterassure is thetheir onlysafe medical of its kind in th their protection through public outreach and education. Through the efforts of Puget Sound. We strive to provide compassionate treatment and reha the public and our staff of licensed rehabilitators, volunteers and veterinarians, services to of injured, sickofand orphaned wildlife, their our hospital saves the lives hundreds animals each year. Withassure your help wesafe relea promote their protection through public outreach and education. Thro can continue this important work.

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Elder and Adult Day Services builds confidence, strength with S.A.I.L. program By Cathy Nickum When the 1970’s disco beat of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” is in the air, who can sit still? At Elder and Adult Day Services on Bainbridge, about 15 adults sit in a circle on a Friday morning, many of them smiling in anticipation of their regular S.A.I.L. program. When ABBA starts up, bodies start moving, feet twitch, and hands begin to wave. One woman in a wheelchair claps and swings her arms. Program assistant Michael McCormick smiles back at the group, and begins to march in place. S.A.I.L., short for “Stay Active & Independent for Life,” was developed by doctors, nurses, and occupational therapists in response to a Washington State Department of Health study that showed strength and conditioning can reduce the risks of falling in older adults. “Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization in people over age 65,”

Participants S.A.I.L. at EADS.

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says Michael. “This program is evidence-based, proven to help reduce falls by increasing endurance and strength.” At EADS, it’s not just older adults who benefit from S.A.I.L. program – young adults with developmental disabilities also take part, improving their gross motor skills and strength and increasing their confidence. Veronica is a 64 year-old woman in a wheelchair who attends Bainbridge EADS and has lost 125 pounds by changing the way she eats and participating in the S.A.I.L. program. Before she began, she weighed 430 pounds and could not get out of her wheelchair – and she didn’t enjoy Veronica stays active at EADS. getting up in the morning. She is now able to independently ambulate “special friend” at church who has and needs no assistance to get up been cheering her on. She’d like to from her wheelchair. lose another 100 pounds, partly to “I don’t sleep in now,” she says. “I make him proud of her. like to get up and get going. I walk EADS offers 4-hour sessions for a lot better – I set the table all the young adults and seniors whose time. I have a better attitude, I feel primary caregivers need a respite happier.” Veronica says she has a during the day, and want their loved ones to remain active in the community. About 69 participants come from all over Kitsap County to take part in activities that enhance fine and gross motor skills: games, crafts, socializing, S.A.I.L., and sharing a meal in the lunch room at the Bainbridge EADS. A licensed nurse is on duty at all times, as well as an occupational therapist Photo by Joel Sackett and other support

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staff. A hydraulic table enables participants to stand, stretch and build strength. The staff at EADS leads a couple of field trips during the year as well – one excursion, before the holidays, to Silverdale Mall, to enjoy the festive decorations and shop for gifts. The Bainbridge facility at Sportsman’s Club Business Park is one of three EADS programs; other facilities are located in Bellevue, with the administrative office, and Des Moines. Transportation to EADS is arranged through Access, or family members, and partly covered through the state’s Medicaid program. According to director Susie Harris-Roggeveen, Medicaid falls $20 short of the cost, per participant, each day, and the non-profit agency relies on donations to make up part of that shortfall. Last year, One Call For All donations to EADS totaled $7,498, helping to keep programs like S.A.I.L. going, and people like Veronica moving. “I feel like a weight’s been lifted,” she says, giggling. •

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At Island Cooperative Preschool, parents learn along with children By Cathy Nickum As director and head teacher at Island Cooperative Preschool, Ellen Carleson knows how to respond when a three year-old boy wants her attention. “Did you decide what animal you want to be?” she asks one youngster tugging at her shoe laces. “A tiger,” the boy responds, still tugging. “Well, tigers can go up to the treehouse,” she says – then watches as the boy runs off to climb into the preschool’s loft space and roar. Later, “Teacher Ellen” explains that research shows it is important to help boys learn to appropriately express aggressive behavior: “If you keep them safe all the time, they’ll still seek risk and adventure in ways you don’t want them to.” Keeping up with the latest in child development helps Ellen respond to three year-old tigers, but that’s only part of her job. At Island Cooperative Preschool, she also shares these ideas with parents through an educational program at Olympic College. This “whole-family” model for

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cooperative preschools was started by the State of Washington in 1938 as a way of increasing parent participation in early childhood education, and the parenting classes are still offered through local colleges around the state. Seven cooperative preschools in Kitsap County are affiliated with Olympic College’s parent education program. “Parents come once a month for education classes,” says Ellen. “Then they serve as assistants in the classroom to practice their skills, and I’m there to help.” One Call For All funds, which totaled $3,557 last year, are used to cover scholarships for families who need help with tuition – and there are more of these families this year, as economic struggles continue. “I usually see two or three scholarship families in a year,” she says, “and this year we have six.” Families dealing with job loss are under greater stress, and Ellen says the parenting classes are especially valuable in these circumstances. “I hope I can reach parents when

Photo by Joel Sackett

Young authors and illustrators.

Photo by Joel Sackett

Ellen Carleson, Director of ICP.

their children are young,” she says. “Learning to communicate effectively and establish a democratic household can provide a foundation to build on as children grow.”

kept saying, ‘I just don’t get it, I don’t get it.’ But then she went home, did some reading, tried it out and came back saying ‘Hallelujah! This actually works!’”

Although financial challenges can increase stress on parents, financial security does not always translate to good parenting skills. “Being well-educated or well-paid doesn’t mean parents aren’t struggling with aspects of raising their children,” says Ellen. “One mother who attended an emotional coaching class

Serving as “Teacher Ellen” to both children and parents provides an opportunity to design curriculum for both preschoolers and parents, so that everyone is working together with the same principles. “The combination has kept me here for 20 years,” she says. “It’s the best of both worlds.” •

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ABC Foundation quietly works to fund environmental education, preservation

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By Cathy Nickum When Jerry and Elane Helmuth came to Bainbridge Island in 1968, bought the Bucklin Hill Farm and began fighting for environmental preservation, they had little idea that their fledgling organization, the Association of Bainbridge Communities, would grow and flourish into the new millenium. In fact, it was exactly the year 2000 when a non-profit foundation was formed to help fund ABC goals and projects, including public education and awareness of environmental concerns. Last year, $1,485 was given to the ABC Foundation through One Call For All, funding projects like mapping and signage for the new Waterfront Trail extending from Wing Point Way to Gowen Place near the head of Eagle Harbor. This fall, the ABC Foundation joins the Bainbridge Island Land Trust in hosting the Environmental Conference at IslandWood, focusing on Bainbridge shoreline protection. The conference, now in its 10th year, is planned for October 17 and features a virtual tour of local shorelines. Participants will learn about the geology and biology of shorelines in their own neighborhoods, as well as ways to steward shorelines in the larger context of Puget Sound. They’ll also hear about current opportunities for citizen involvement in the Shoreline Master Program Update and other volunteer work. Frank Stowell, one of the three trustees for the ABC Foundation, met the Helmuths when he moved into their neighborhood from California in the early 1980’s, and laughs when he remembers Elane giving he and his wife a strident lecture about the harmful effects of using weed

Photo by Joel Sackett

Frank Stowell, VP of ABC Foundation at Pritchard Park.

killer on nettles in their field. “Elane was pretty mad,” he says. “But after hearing what she had to say, we agreed with her, and eventually became great friends and supporters of ABC.” The ABC Foundation continues the tradition of environmental education — albeit in a quieter way. Often, it partners with other organizations to facilitate projects. In 2002, the ABC Foundation helped Joel Sackett publish “In Praise of Island Stewards,” a book of essays and photographs profiling Bainbridge Islanders who have made a difference in protecting the environment.

Other partnerships include supporting the Weed Warriors in Pritchard Park and working with Squeaky Wheels to create a Walker/Bicycle Resource Guide.

now it’s time, says Stowell, to extend communications to the internet. Soon, you’ll be able to find ABC online, at a website the Foundation is helping to fund.

The Foundation also helps young people involved in environmental concerns, contributing to Bainbridge High School’s Earth Service Corps and co-sponsoring a Student Conservation Corps work project to remove invasive ivy at Blakely Harbor Park.

Eventually, the ABC Foundation hopes to develop a permanent endowment to support ongoing efforts to preserve Bainbridge Island’s unique environment.

“We tend to be low-profile,” Stowell says, but we hope to have a growing impact on preserving the ABC’s publication, “Scotch Island’s environment for many genBroom,” has long been a cherished erations.” • source of news and information about local environmental issues –

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volunteer firefighters Carrying on the Tradition

In the summer of 1942, a dedicated group of citizens saw the need for an emergency response team on Bainbridge Island. In November of 1942, our first fire district meeting was attended by 16 volunteer firemen, and by 1946, our ambulance service consisted of a 1936 Buick and a group of dedicated American Legionnaire drivers. From these humble beginnings, our organization has grown enormously, but we have never lost our commitment to volunteerism and serving the community in which we live. Our mission is to serve Bainbridge Island by providing emergency response, training, and equipment to the community. We accomplish this mission by serving as active volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians, by hosting educational events such as Fun Fair and Pancake Breakfast, by offering CPR and AED training to the community, and by purchasing equipment that we donate to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department. Your contributions have allowed us to add full extrication equipment to fire engines, replace all of our CPR Manikins, purchase advanced airway management tools, send two or more volunteer firefighters to the Washington State Fire Training Academy each year, and much more. When you donate to the Bainbridge Island Volunteer Firefighters Association, you are directly helping to ensure top-tier emergency services in your community. We are deeply grateful for your continued support over the years, and we are honored to carry on the tradition of service that was begun all those decades ago.


Providing emergency response, training, and equipment to the community.

Fall 2010

Hope House of Bainbridge Island

11955 Sunrise Dr NE, B.I. (206) 855-8383 Hope House is an adult family home that cares for our community members with developmental disabilities or mental illness. We strive to provide a natural living environment, encourage independence and promote community interaction.

Housing Resources Board (HRB)

250 Madrona Way NE, #110-B, B.I. (206) 842-1909 HRB provides rental housing, support services and development programs for both rental and home ownership. HRB is committed to the preservation and expansion of housing opportunities from very low income rentals to home ownership using the Community Land Trust model.

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Virginia Mason Winslow Clinic YWCA ALIVE-BI Domestic 380 Winslow Way, B.I. Violence Program (206) 223-6966

P.O. Box 137, Rolling Bay, 98061 (206) 780-2931 Virginia Mason Winslow Clinic offers a

full range of medical services to Bainbridge Island residents including urgent care.

Elder and Adult Day Services 9723 Coppertop Loop #101, B.I. (206) 859-5750

We have brought relief to tired and weary caregivers since 1984 by offering a nationally accredited day health program (medical model) focused on the needs of seniors who are frail and adults with developmental disabilities, ages 18-100+.

Peacock Family Services P.O. Box 11103, B.I. (206) 755-6066

YWCA ALIVE provides a comprehensive range of services for domestic violence victims. Services include advocacy-based counseling, legal advocacy, support groups and community education. OCFA funding provides for the B.I. satellite office.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of B.I. P.O. Box 11253, B.I. (206) 842-4441

A service organization of trained volunteers helping the elderly and those temporarily in need with tasks of day-to-day living—volunteers provide transportation, grocery shopping, errands, companionship and respite care.

We offer full day, flexible and drop-in child care for children 6 weeks to 6 years, before and after-school care through age 12, counseling, lactation consultation, community classes and indoor and outdoor public play spaces.

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Washington State Smile Partners (WSSP)

221 Winslow Way W., #302, B.I. (206) 909-1365 WSSP provides preventive oral health services to low-income BI families and individuals. The Smiles For Life Program for those 60 and up operates Mondays at BI Senior Community Center.

~ Schools & Early Childhood Education B.I. Child Care Centers (BICCC) 502 Cave Ave., B.I. (206) 842-6525

BICCC, est. in 1974, is committed to providing nurturing child-centered education, quality childcare, before/after school care and summer camps for ages 2 1/2-12 through 3 programs — Children’s Center, Big Kids and Kids Club. Funds go to scholarships and programming.


(formerly the Island Music Guild)

Celebrating 11 years of educating musicians

Thank you Bainbridge Island for your continued support! (206) 780-6911

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Infants • Children • Adults • Elderly Plants • Chemicals • Food • Insects Gases • Pesticides • Medications Supplements • Cleaning Products • a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit Charity Organization •

Photos by Joel Sackett

Congratulations to One Call for All for 50 years of service! We are proud to be an OCFA partner.

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Bainbridge Cooperative Nursery School (BCNS)

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Carden Country School

Madrona School

The Island School

BCNS was established in 1963 and has provided quality preschool education for three generations. Donations are used to supplement a scholarship fund for families in need of tuition assistance.

A Christian school offering education in a nurturing environment for grades K-8 using the Mae Carden curriculum. Located on a working farm that includes five classrooms and a library. Donations provide scholarships.

Bainbridge Schools Foundation

Island Cooperative Preschool (ICP)

The only Kitsap County Waldorf School, Madrona School provides Renaissanceinspired education incorporating music, art, and movement every day; supporting parenting with limited media influences; nourishing children’s inner lives preschool, through middle school.

An independent elementary school founded in 1977, educating children and inspiring in them a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and respect for themselves and others. At The Island School, every child matters. OCFA funds support programs and financial aid.

501 Cave Ave, B.I. (206) 842-4077

8489 Madison Ave, B.I. (206) 855-0530 The Bainbridge Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources and acts as a catalyst to involve the community in public education. We are the one fundraising arm of the school district that can fund teacher salaries.

P.O. Box 10160, B.I. (206) 842-6510

P.O. Box 11371, B.I. (206) 855-8041

Montessori Country School

6894 NE Seabold Church Rd, B.I. (206) 842-3013 ICP is a cooperative preschool for children ages 1-5. We inspire parent involvement in our preschool classes and nurture families through parent education. OCFA donations support our tuition scholarship program.

10994 Arrow Point Dr, B.I. (206) 842-4966

We serve children 18 months-kindergarten. All children should have the advantage of a strong educational beginning that builds self-esteem and a joy for learning. One Call for All funds provide tuition assistance to families as needed.

8553 NE Day Rd, B.I. (206) 842-0400

Voyager Montessori Elementary School

P.O. Box 11252, B.I. (206) 780-5661

An independent elementary school featuring a Montessori program, parent participation, individualized programs, art, music, foreign language and more. Students set their own goals with ever-expanding boundaries. OCFA funds are used for tuition assistance.

One of America’s great public libraries is right here on Bainbridge Island Islanders have always known it. Now the rest of North America knows too, thanks to its appearance in Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love a handsome coffee-table volume published by Berkshire Publishing Group. The Bainbridge Public Library is one of just 80 libraries chosen for this special tribute out of a total of 17,000 in North America. Since it was first built in 1962 the library has been the heart of our community.

Dedicated staff, outstanding services, children’s programs, travel programs, art exhibits, and Field’s End events for writers make our library one of the most used libraries in the county. Tax dollars go toward staff, materials, and equipment. But no taxes have ever been levied to support the building and its beautiful grounds. Your gifts alone keep the lights on, the computers humming, the elevators working and the building repaired. Your gift truly matters! Thank you.

ONE CALL FOR ALL donations make up a substantial portion of our library’s annual operating budget.

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P.O. Box 11815 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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A Proud Participant in One Call for All

Your contributions help us continue our mission as a nonprofit arts’ organization devoted to providing communitybased live musical entertainment and performance opportunities for people of all ages. Ovation! thanks you.

Fall 2010

The Need is Greater Than Ever! Many people who have disabilities are waiting for housing on Bainbridge Island. They deserve a home of their own. Please help us provide quality care and housing for them.

We make giving easy! We are asking you to ANSWER THE CALL in 2010. The need is greater than ever.

George reading to Tim at Hope House

11955 Sunset Drive NE

Bainbridge Is WA 98110


The Bainbridge Schools Foundation’s goal is to raise funds to help bridge the gap between what the Bainbridge Island School District receives in state and local funding and what it needs to provide quality education. You help us fund: Staff salaries to keep class sizes low Staff Training Visit our new website at

Classroom Enrichment

Remedial Reading

or call us at 206-855-0530

Special Education

for more information.

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~ Youth Services & Organizations BI Boys & Girls Club

For youth in grades K–8, we provide safe, positive, after-school programs; summer and holiday day camps, including late night activities; and leadership and service opportunities for teens through club volunteerism.

BI Kiwanis Foundation P.O. Box 10602, B.I. (206) 842-5882

BI Teen Center Organization

Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) Kids Discovery Museum

In an effort to continue our volunteer and financial advocacy of Island teens, we now exist as the center of support for the Metropolitan Parks Teen Programs facility and other local teen focused projects.

Since 1962, BYS has been serving local youth through counseling and various services. Donations support crisis intervention/no-fee counseling for Island teens and low-income families as well as a Job Services Program and community service efforts.

P.O. Box 10569, B.I. (206) 780-9622

8521 Madison Ave NE, B.I. (206) 855-8486

Kiwanis is a volunteer organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time through a scholarship program benefiting Bainbridge Island students and a variety of local projects.

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B.I. Youth Soccer Club (BIYSC) P.O. Box 10949, B.I. (206) 780-4400

BIYSC provides soccer training and playing opportunities for over 1500 youth ages 6-19. In addition to recreational teams, over 300 youth play on competitive teams. The Club provides scholarships and helps develop soccer fields for Island youth.

Bainbridge Student Loan Fund P.O. Box 10602, B.I. (206) 842-2420

P.O. Box 11173, B.I. (206) 780-1849

Just Know Coalition P.O. Box 10431, B.I. (206) 855-9341

Affordable office space for community work

• Bainbridge Island Land Trust • Bainbridge Island Arts &

Humanities Council • Health, Housing & Human Services Council • One Call for All • Sustainable Bainbridge • Washington State Smile Partners • Our four deserving mailbox tenants • Countless volunteers who use this space

Our goal is to engage children’s minds and bodies through interactive play. We offer educational exhibits, science and daily arts programming. The Museum is open to all families regardless of their ability to pay admission.


403 Madison Ave, #240, B.I. (206) 855-2964

Just Know (Bainbridge Coalition for Youth and Parents) fosters relevant dialogue and meaningful relationships between youth and adults. We seek to impact the culture of adolescent risk behavior and strengthen positive resources through education, experience and collaboration.

The KidsUp! mission is to build community by supporting families. We recently opened the Parent Child Center at the Pavilion, and we maintain the much-loved play structure at Battle Point Park.

Killpack Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 10242, B.I. (206) 842-6740

Bainbridge Water Polo Club sponsors girls’ and boys’ water polo teams at BHS. The Killpack Scholarship Fund honors former coach, Steve Killpack. Scholarships are awarded for college, vocational training or service learning.

OCFA funds are used to make low-interest loans to post-secondary students in our community to defray the costs of college, university or vocational education.

• Bainbridge Community Foundation

554 Winslow Way E., B.I. (206) 855-4650

Chorale Concerts


Sat., Dec. 5, 7:30 pm Sun., Dec. 6, 3:00 pm

Rolling Bay Presbyterian

Enriching lives by building partnerships for personalized care.

EADS provides relief to caregivers by offering day health programs to care for the needs of frail seniors Bainbridge and developmentally disabled adults.

Messiah Sing-Along Late December

These cost-effective, quality programs not only support families who choose to care for a loved one at home, they also help adults in the community maintain optimum health and functional independence.

Bach Mass in B-Minor EADS offers the only nationally accredited day health Sat., April 10, 7:30 pm gives life Sun., April 11,back 3:00 pm

programs in Washington State.

9723 Coppertop Loop, Suite 101 • Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Young Singers Concerts Phone: 206-859-5750 • Fax: 206-780-0934 • Email:

Winter Concert

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Thank You for Your Generous Support!

Helping community members maintain independence through the promotion of health and wellness in body, mind and spirit. Friendship




Award-Winning Arts Education Consortium Island Treasure Awards Bainbridge in Bloom Celluloid Bainbridge Student Art Contest Cultural Publications 2% Public Art Fund Great Decisions Discussion Series Island Artists & Cultural Organizations 221 Winslow Way West, Suite 201 206.842.7901 /

Fall 2010

Lifelong Learning Lifelong Learning The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is an effective way for individuals to provide gifts of lasting educational, recreational or cultural benefit to the residents of the island. The mission of the Parks Foundation is to sponsor or assist with the funding for recreational programs and facilities and to seek and encourage the preservation of natural spaces as a legacy for present and future generations. For more information on the Parks Foundation go to:

Information and and Referral Information Referral Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities Travel Travel Lunch Lunch A Wide Variety of Senior Programs Including Athletic Activities A Great Thrift Shop: Come in and browse or make a donation. A Great Thrift Shop: Come in and browse or make a donation.

Located at 370 Brien Dr., across from Waterfront Park. Come Located at 370 Brien Dr., across from Waterfront Park. Come by for by for a a cup cup of of coffee coffee and andaavisit!! visit!! For For more more information, information, call call 842-1616 or e-mail

Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Foundation Kiwanis meets for a fun breakfast at Wing Point each Wednesday morning at 7am. Members volunteer through club service projects within our community and also: • Award College Scholarships to graduating Bainbridge seniors • Promote bicycle safety through our annual safety training • Honor the Woodward Middle School Students-of-the-Month • Contribute to Helpline House, Boys & Girls Club and KiDiMuseum • Selection and presentation of the Island Citizen of the Year Award • Provide 4th of July Parade Marshaling & Putt-Putt Golf • Sponsor the Distinguished Citizen Memorial at Battlepoint Park • Sponsor several children’s organizations & various youth activities Kiwanis members are actively united in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the personal, hands-on efforts of a dedicated group of caring and involved volunteers. The Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Foundation joins One Call for All to help serve & support our community and it’s children.

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We invite you to consider Kiwanis with your personal involvement or by dedicating part of your Red Envelope contribution to the Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Foundation.

Kiwanis - Improving the world - one child, one community at a time! Check us out at:

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Rotary Club of B.I. Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 11286, B.I. (206) 842-5626

Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Scholarship Foundation provides funding for educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to and participation in community service.

Salish Sea Expeditions

647 Horizon View Pl. NW, B.I. (206) 780-7848

Salish provides educational programs on a 61’ sailing/research vessel on Puget Sound. Students design and conduct unique scientific research projects. Programs use a hands-on approach to learning, promote positive attitudes toward science and instill environmental awareness.

We make giving easy!

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Imagine you had a safe place to talk weekly with peers about what is really going on inside you — a space where you were accepted as you are. Imagine you are 15 or 16 years old and have this. Our teens on Bainbridge do, thanks to you.

Camp Fire USA Central Puget Sound Council....................(206) 461-8550 x8937 Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program.. ........ (360) 377-8513 Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas........................ (360) 415-5815 Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County.... (800) 377-6583 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.. ...... (206) 667-5242 Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County........... (360) 550-2448 Hospice of Kitsap County.. ........................... (360) 698-4611 Kitsap Audubon

island people protecting island places bainbridge island

P.O. Box 4492, Rolling Bay, 98061 (206) 842-3000

The Educulture Project at Global Source Education

164 Knechtel Way, B.I. (206) 780-5797 Providing locally grown programs that bridge farms, classrooms, lunchrooms and community to attain scholarship, stewardship, citizenship and sustainability. Our “Only What We Can Carry” project fosters learning experiences about exclusion, inclusion and culture on Bainbridge.

These agencies are based off island & are not recipients of the Bainbridge-Based Agency Pool:

1,100+ acres and 11 parks since 1989

your donation to One Call For All.

Teen Talking Circles

Designated Funds Only:

InvestIng In our shared future

Thank you for supporting us through

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Kitsap Humane Society....................(360) 692-6977 x7134 Kitsap Legal Services.. ................................. (360) 377-4678 League of Women Voters Education Fund.......(360) 621-2752 Literacy Council of Kitsap County...................(360) 373-1539 Martha and Mary....................................... (360) 394-3290 Peninsula Community Health Services........... (360) 478-2366 Planned Parenthood of Western Washington.. (206) 328-7737 Sound Works Job Center... ............................(360) 779-1160 Washington Poison Center.. .......................... (206) 517-2367

Thank you for helping us collect and preserve the unique and colorful history of Bainbridge Island! • “An Island Story” Award-winning exhibit in our original 1908 one-room schoolhouse. • “Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar” Images from “War Relocation Center: Manzanar, CA - 1943. • “Yama & Port Blakely” Photos of Japanese villages & Port Blakely.

Located a short walk from the ferry terminal Open every day except Tuesday from 1-4pm, including summer hours of 10am - 4pm on Saturday.

215 Ericksen Avenue NE

Phone: 842-5464

For over 14 years, the Health, Housing and Human Services Council has been dedicated to promoting the health and well being of Bainbridge Island residents. We track emerging needs and inform the community through our community needs assessments. Through our partnership with the Islandʼs human service agencies, we foster the development of the full safety net of services our community needs. or call us at 206.842.9335

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Sustainable Bainbridge is making connections to promote a vibrant and resilient community • Join us monthly for Green Drinks – socializing and networking with folks interested in sustainability • Check out Sustainable Business Network and ways to support our local economy • Positive Energy is gearing up to increase energy efficiency in older island homes

Fall 2010

Your donations help support the historical Filipino connection to the island including: • Strawberry Festival • Filipino-American Day • Indipino Festival The Filipino Community Hall is on the State and National Register of Historic Places.



Join us for Events, Collaborating, Connecting: or 206.855.9341


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Marge Williams Office Center • 221 Winslow Way W. • 206.842.4439



For our e-newsletter, contact

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Sustainable Bainbridge appreciates everyone’s efforts to create a community that sustains its citizens and this place we call home.

Just Know Coalition


• Watershed council is working to keep our water clean and safe

Helping to build meaningful connections between our Youth, Parents & Community


• Sound Food supports a growing local food network that connects us to the land and to each other.

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• Zero Waste is reusing and recycling resources all over the island

Health, Housing and Humane Services Council

For over 20 years, Kitsap Legal Services has served low-income residents of Kitsap County who are in need of legal assistance in civil matters.

Low Income Legal Advice We are strongly rooted in the Bainbridge Community. Bainbridge Island attorneys offer one-on-one assistance and advice to low income island residents at a monthly advice clinic. All services are confidential and it is free to attend the clinic. Please call the Northwest Justice Project for screening at 1-888-201-1014.

Kitsap Legal Services Part of our agency funding comes from generous donations through One Call for All (OCFA). The 2010-2011 OCFA campaign begins soon. Watch for your red envelope to come in the mail and please remember us as you are designating your funds. You'reImportant4.75x5.5.indd 2

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Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is One Call for All?

Q: How do you fulfill your mission?

A: We are best known as the Red Envelope group. One Call for All is an umbrella, non-profit organization providing needed funding to non-profits serving Bainbridge Island. This year (2010-2011) we are raising funds for 89 nonprofits serving our Island. Our annual campaign begins in October with the arrival of the Red Envelope in mailboxes throughout the Island and ends on December 31 — although contributions are welcome throughout the year and can easily be made by visiting

A: By conducting an annual fundraising drive via an Island-wide mailing noted for its familiar Red Envelope. In the Red Envelope is a description of the 89 non-profit beneficiaries of this year’s fundraising effort and an easy-to-complete donor form.

If you do not receive a red envelope from us every fall, please visit our web site www. By registering you will be joining a uniquely Bainbridge Island tradition.

Q: When did One Call for All start? A: One Call for All, formerly known as the Bainbridge Foundation, started in 1960 when a few forward-thinking Islanders decided to combine the individual fund appeals of multiple organizations into one annual drive. 2010 is One Call for All’s 50th Anniversary. Q: What is One Call for All’s mission? A: Our mission is to enrich and improve the lives of our neighbors by coordinating an annual fundraising campaign that supports non-profit agencies serving Bainbridge Island.

Supporters can make tax-exempt donations safely and securely all year long online at or via the donor form located at the back of this annual report. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 206.842.0659.

Q: What percentage of my donation goes to the agencies I select? A: 100% of your donation goes to the agencies you select. Q: Is it true I can give to One Call for All any time of the year? A: Yes! Simply go to our website located at and follow the prompts to make a donation online easily and securely. You will find the exact same pledge form and format as the one that you receive in the Red Envelope every October. To make a donation of stocks, bonds or real estate simply contact Executive Director Bob Linz at 206.842.0659 or email him at

Q: Who pays for this corporate brochure or annual report? A: One Call for All proactively seeks funds from Island businesses and long time private donors specifically to pay for the Annual Report, operations and other awareness building efforts through our Raise the Bar campaign. We are proud to report we have 100% board participation in the Raise the Bar campaign. In addition, supporters can make donations to One Call for All operations by designating money to the One Call for All Operating Costs line item on the pledge form found at the back of this document, in your Red Envelope mailing and online at Q: What is the B.I.-Based Agency Pool? A: Funds given to the B.I.-Based Agency Pool, which used to be called “undesignated funds,” are shared among nonprofit organizations that are based on Bainbridge Island. We distribute the B.I.-Based Agency Pool funds based on the number of donations a non-profit receives compared to the total number of donations made to the drive overall. For bookkeeping purposes, we use a minimum donation of $20 to “count” as a donation to a non-profit. Non-profits that are not based on the Island do not receive funds from the B.I.-Based Agency Pool; they receive donor-designated funds only.

Thank you One Call for All

thanks you for 50 years of Island Giving!

Your support provides exceptional outdoor learning experiences that inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. 4450 Blakely Ave. NE | | 206.855.4300

Visit for more information and to donate to your favorite non-profit agencies online.

Q: Will my privacy be protected? A: Yes. If you wish to remain anonymous simply check the circle on the donor form that says “Please check here if you wish to remain anonymous.” Q: Will my private information be protected? A: Yes. We do not sell or share email addresses. Additionally, only the donors you designate will receive your name and address so they can thank you for your contribution. Q: Will I receive a donation confirmation? A: Yes. Generally you will receive a confirmation of your donation by mail two weeks after your donation is received. We also will provide you with a tax letter by the end of February for your IRS records. Q: What if I have a problem making a donation? A: Contact Executive Director Bob Linz by phone at 206.842.0659 or email him at

Please visit and click on the FAQ tab for more information.

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After a four-year battle with leukemia, kindergarten doesn’t pose much of a threat.

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Bainbridge Island Ambulance Association

After a four-year battle with leukemia, kindergarten doesn’t pose much of a threat.

Proudly serving the community of Bainbridge Island since 1945

Thank you, One Call for All, for your support of our research and for your Thank you,health One Call for All, participation in our public studies.

for your support of our research and for your participation in our public health studies.

Together, we can propel research to the highest we prevention can propel research the highest standards toTogether, improve andtotreatment standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases. of cancer and related diseases.

Alexis Frost, bone-marrow transplant recipient.

Photo by Joel Sackett

For more information about about the Hutchinson For more information the Hutchinson Center call279-1618 (800) 279-1618 Center please callplease (800) or or (206) 667-4399 or visit (206) 667-4399 or visit

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Hospital Discharges Emergency Transports from Clinic, Fire Dept, or Care Center to appropriate hospitals

Ongoing Training for EMS Personnel & Training of New Volunteers Upgrade Equipment & Training Supplies Reduced-Fee Applications Show & Tell at Local Schools

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Thank You for Your Support through One Call for All 65 Years of Service. We’re There Because We Care.

Thank You for Supporting Community Energy

“Without the help from Community Energy Solutions, we wouldn’t even know where to begin….” Lorraine Ekholm, Founder, Hope House, Bainbridge Island Left to right: Lorraine Ekholm, Founder, Hope House; Tammy and Joe Deets, Founders, President and Executive Director (respectively) of CES

Now, more than ever, your financial contribution means much more than just “saving watts.” CES helps those in need like Hope House by delivering energy efficiency services, and harnessing the power of the sun. We also advise individuals, businesses, and organizations here in our town. (206) 261–5259


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