Powerful Partner in 2018


This year, PSE is partnering with 24 non-profit organizations across our 6,000 square mile service area to both help families in need and protect the environment.

Helpline House on Bainbridge Island is one of those partners with a $10,000 grant from PSE. This money will be used to fill backpacks with core school supplies for those students who need them and create critical personal grooming supplies in preassembled kits for clients to use.

"PSE's support for Helpline not only allows us to continue to provide hygiene kits and items students need, but also extends to providing information about how to reduce energy costs and offers safety kits for Helpline's community," stated Maria Metzler, executive director. "We are thrilled for the opportunities that come from being a Powerful Partner."

For 50 years, Helpline House has been providing resources to Bainbridge and North Kitsap residents in emotional or financial crisis. Their foodbank, staffed by over 130 volunteers, provides nutritional support for families and individuals in need. Their mission speaks to the premise that members of a healthy and whole community depend on one another.