Cowlitz Indian Tribe donates to several area nonprofits

Share Vancouver, Santa’s Posse, and Ridgefield Lions Club among the recipients of donations for the holiday season

Several Clark County organizations were recipients of donations from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, presented last week during the tree lightning ceremony at ilani.

Several Clark County organizations were recipients of donations from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, presented last week during the tree lightning ceremony at ilani.

“The holidays are a time when everyone should feel supported and secure,” said Cowlitz Tribe General Council Chairman Dave Barnett. “We’re proud to offer financial assistance to local nonprofits that ensure our community is taken care of during these uncertain times.”

In all, the tribe donated close to $200,000.

Nonprofits selected ranged from programs uplifting struggling students to organizations dedicated to providing low-income families holiday gifts.

PALS for LaCamas Elementary School received just more than $57,000 from the Cowlitz Tribe Foundation Statewide Fund. The Parents Association of LaCamas Students sponsors various events which enhance the school’s educational environment, support its goals, and fosters community spirit.

Share Vancouver received $50,000 from the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund. Share will use the donation to support its food security programs.

Santa’s Posse received $30,000 from the Clark County Fund. That organization partners with Clark County Sheriff’s Office to collect and distribute toys and food to make a special Christmas holiday for less fortunate families.

The Ridgefield Lions Club received $10,000 from the Clark County Fund. The club participates in activities such as diabetes awareness, education and research, works with the physically and mentally impairied, community welfare, and youth, among the many endeavors.

The statewide fund also gave $50,000 to the Lower Columbia College Foundation.

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