The gift of giving


Think of how lovely it is to receive a gift. Now think about how it makes you feel to give to someone else, as you see what joy it brings, or as you imagine what a gift could do for a person or animal in need. The holidays are upon us and these are the times we spread the cheer, look forward to exchanging gifts and revel in donating to organizations both large and small.

Giving Tuesday falls on November 29 this year. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It was created in 2012 as simply a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.

Now this is where you come in. Circle of Care, a 501c3, has two goals this year:

1. To raise funds for a container for our durable medical equipment and supplies. We have been renting storage space for the past seven years and now we need a space of our own to accommodate our increasing donations from people like you. For this we will need a minimum of $5,000.

2. To raise funds for the first adult family home and staff housing. We have raised a portion of the funds for the market feasibility study and that is being produced now. We will next need a financial feasibility study, and to retain the services of CPAs, legal experts and architects. For this, we need to raise $10,000.

If you have any questions about either of our goals, please contact either or

There are several ways you can give to Circle of Care. You can go to our website ( to donate to either goal or for general use of funds. If you include your mailing address, we will send you a tax receipt. You can also order holiday swags during our seventh annual swag fundraiser. Orders must be in by Wednesday, November 30, and picked up Thursday, December 1 in the afternoon at Trinity Church in the community hall. Specify small $20, medium $30 or premium $35 when placing your order.

You can also order our Picturesque Point Roberts Wall Calendars for 2023, featuring works of our talented local photographers for $20 each or 6 for $100.

You may order swags and/or calendars by contacting or by calling 360/945-5222.

Many corporations have matching donations programs. If your company does, please let us know where you work.

And finally, the gift that keeps on giving – whenever you order from Amazon, type in, do your shopping and place your order exactly as you’ve always done. But the first time you order via, you will be asked to select the charity that you’d like Amazon to send 0.5 percent of your purchase price. Designate Circle of Care and each time you remember to type in, we will receive .5 percent! Just think of all the money that Point Roberts residents spend on Amazon!

We are grateful for your support and generosity. Have a wonderful holiday.


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