Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Port of Olympia Helps Charities

By Karen Robes Meeks

A pair of local charities, Community Youth Services and SafePlace, received more than $8,000 this year, thanks to the support of the staff at the Port of Olympia. The two organizations were selected by the staff, which annually votes on which charities to support.

This year, staff members organized events such as a bowl-a-thon, a crockpot challenge and annual auction and opportunity drawing to help raise the money.

The port highlighted its employees’ charitable efforts.

“We're fortunate to have staff with huge hearts that care about our community and continue to give in many ways,” the release read. “This is only one way Port staff give back. Many staff donate personally to other organizations through dollars and time.”