Generosity supports SPiN work

The generous resources of our Oak Harbor community have yielded help for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America Daily Bread Grant program, SPiN Cafe recently received nearly $3000 from members of our community and a $500 direct grant from the ELCA Hunger Program.

SPiN volunteer Paula Mihok keeps safe, and provides hand-sewn masks for our guests. Thank you Paula!

The ELCA grant was offered to help local congregations work with feeding ministries they support. SPiN worked through Oak Harbor Lutheran Church and received help in raising funds from many churches and groups in the community. 

Meanwhile the Whidbey Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund Grant brought us an additional $2500. This fund was started by WCF in March, and, through the generosity and support of the Island community and beyond, WCF has raised over $160,000 for this Fund.

These funds will help us continue serving sack lunches, and extend the service days. It is our hope to soon be serving seven days a week.

Every dollar helps! If you’d like to help us continue this vital service, please go to SPiN’s Donation Page to contribute.

Thank you to ELCA, WCF, and so many members of our community who have shown your love and caring for your neighbors. You are actually saving lives.