ARLINGTON, WA – The Stillaguamish Tribe donated over half a million dollars to the Greater Snohomish County with the hope of helping to ease the financial burden of food and toys for local families during the holiday season.
The Stillaguamish Tribe made donations of $200,000 to Northwest Harvest, $100,000 to the Arlington Community Food Bank, and an additional $300,000 for their “A Christmas Wish” program. The money will help families who are experiencing food insecurity get access to necessary sustenance and nutrition. Additionally, through the “A Christmas Wish” program, the tribe will be able to provide gifts to over 2,000 children.
“Each holiday season we, the Stillaguamish Tribe, in addition to our normal charitable giving throughout the year, like to choose a few organizations to gift a large donation to that we feel will have the biggest impact on our direct community,” the tribe’s board of directors said in a statement. “It is important to us that our younger generation is involved in the spirit of giving to carry on the tradition as they grow. We are grateful and happy that we are able to help families that are having a difficult time during the holiday season – we especially wanted to make Christmas special for as many children as we possibly could.”