The Whatcom Dream

On March 17, 2017 we were able to raise twenty thousand dollars with your generous help! Thank you  to all who attended, planned, volunteered, lifted, pushed, organized, decorated, cooked, cleaned, liked and shared, donated and brought friends!

The money raised will be used to help people move out of the tyranny of living hand-to-mouth. If you, or someone you know has ever lived like this, you have seen the stress and pain this causes. Unfortunately, for people born into generational poverty, this cycle seems endless and inescapable. People feel hopeless and attitudes of apathy and cynicism prevail. And so it goes, generation after generation.

We all learn by what we see growing up. Did you know that a child’s financial habits are set in place for life at the age of seven? The lifelong habit of saving needs to be set in place by an early age.  But, consider this:  if you did not grow up in a financially literate environment how would you know how to navigate financially in a responsible way? You wouldn’t. That’s where Whatcom Dream can help.

Through our program people learn to build a better future for themselves, reach important goals and dreams- achieve self sufficiency, college completion, retain gainful employment, become contributors to the community-and experience the peace of mind that comes with finally having enough to sustain themselves.

We all want to have something worthwhile and meaningful to pass on to our loved ones. When you support The Whatcom Dream you are creating opportunities for Whatcom County residents stuck in the cycle of poverty to do just that-pass on a gift to their children that is priceless.

    We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this Whatcom Dream event:

 

 

  Lynne Nelson Counseling

 

 

Anne Cantrell,

Coldwell Banker-Bain


What is your Poverty IQ?

Find out at our next Poverty IQ training on Saturday July 8th! Learn about best practices for working with low-income populations. Equip yourself with effective strength based strategies that empower those you help!

Cost: $40.00 per person. 9am-noon. Call 360-319-3759 to register today!


 

Our next 10-week class starts Monday April 24, 2017 6-730pm. Call 360-319-3759 to sign up today!

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