We are pleased to recognize the following organizations and individuals making a positive difference in the Bainbridge Island community:
Helpline house receives $2,500 PSE donation
Helpline House provides basic services and emergency preparedness resources in the Bainbridge Island community. Their food bank serves more than 2,000 individuals each year, and this year’s Project Backpack supported 143 local students!
In recognition of their important role in the community, PSE recently donated $2,500 to support Helpline House’s ongoing work. At the check presentation for the donation, we also distributed 150 emergency starter kits and checklists. PSE has a long history of partnering with Helpline House and supporting their work, and we hope to continue this partnership into the future.
Bainbridge Youth Services presents 20 Compassionate Action Awards
In honor of their service to the community and above-and-beyond dedication to their education and work, eight individual honorees and 12 group honorees were awarded Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) Compassionate Action Awards. These honorees are active in their communities in different ways, such as showing compassion to their classmates, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club and working for Puerto Rico relief efforts.
The Compassionate Action Awards program seeks to “encourage community service and bring to the forefront those youth who do the right thing,” according to Cezanne Allen, the BYS Incoming Executive Director. Nominations for next year’s Compassionate Action Awards may be submitted to BYS through their website.
PSE is pleased to be an annual sponsor of BYS. The nonprofit organization offers free and confidential counseling for kids and teens on Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap County, and partners with Kitsap County Juvenile Court system to provide Diversion Services to teens.