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United Way Awards WWU a Grant for Collaborative Project with BPS

The United Way of Whatcom County awarded the Western Washington University Foundation a grant of $41,000 to help fund “Closing the Opportunity Gap Through Free Extended-Day Programming.” This is a collaborative effort between Western’s Woodring College of Education and Bellingham Public Schools. The grant will make it possible to offer new enrichment opportunities at Cordata…

Kids compost food.

Food to Flowers Program Continues in BPS

All Bellingham Public Schools are participating in the Sanitary Service Company’s award-winning, school-based composting program called Food to Flowers! Materials from each school, such as food scraps from cafeterias, are delivered for composting to Green Earth Technology (GET) in Lynden. Bellingham Public Schools, “is one of the first school districts in the county (and state) to implement an…

Students pose with boxes of art supplies outside their school.

Art Supplies Arrive at Alderwood Thanks to Local Business

SpringHill Suites by Marriott hosted ArtNight in fall 2014 which included a fundraiser for a Bellingham school in need of classroom art supplies. Thanks to this Save Art! initiative and Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that brings quality art supplies and innovative art programs to teachers in need. Hotel guests and community members were invited to make a donation anytime…