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Everett Yacht Club Gives Back

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The Everett Yacht Club has reached out to help the community! Let us know what your club has done.

Everett Yacht Club is a part of the Grand Fourteen Yacht Clubs in Puget Sound.  Our mission is to foster recreational boating activities within Puget Sound and vicinity by providing a support organization, a clubhouse, and equipment.  Everett Yacht Club is made up of a variety of people from Snohomish, King counties and beyond who love boats and boating (www.everettyachtclub.com).

Everett Yacht Club is giving with our collective hearts this year!  Our November cake auction rose over $1,800 to give in support of Everett’s Cocoon House. Since 1991, Cocoon House has grown into an all-encompassing, continuum of services that strengthens families while helping teens to reclaim their youth and discover their values, strengths and talents.  Cocoon House provides a “home” for more than 230 youth each year (www.cocoonhouse.org). We presented our check to Cocoon House’s Community Relations and Legislative Coordinator, Julio Cortes, this week at our December General Meeting and Dinner. With happy hearts we enjoyed giving this gift to Cocoon House, a valuable outreach business in service to our local community!2people

We also collected over 100 unwrapped gifts for children aged from 1 day to 18 years.  The collected items will be presented to Everett’s own Christmas House, where they will be distributed to families, whom are in the middle of very personal and serious financial times. Christmas House was founded in 1981 by Roy Fraser in his garage. He established the first annual Christmas House and stocked it primarily with used toys and handmade items. They served more than 100 children the first year. Unfortunately, Roy did not live to see the second Christmas House, but his memory lives on as we now look forward to our 34th year, Christmas House 2014 (www.christmas-house.org). Everett Yacht Club’s Commodore, Doug Carmean, says, “Yes, we are in the middle (heart) of the season, but I use the word “heart” with specific intention. It is the time of year that we share our hearts with those that are important to us. And, of most importance, we also open our hearts to those less fortunate than ourselves.”


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