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About Kingston Cares
Nonprofit Serving North Kitsap

What We Do

Kingston Cares is a local 501 (c) (3) non-profit that works with other community members to address poverty issues in North Kitsap. 

We serve our clients by engaging with the community to identify unmet needs, and then we:

  • Shine the light on needs
  • Educate our community on unmet needs
  • Partner with other organizations and community members to implement / support    programs that meet identified needs
Food distribution for Food4Kids

Other Community Involvement

Cosponsor of the Annual Community Conversation

Why? The facilitated meeting brings the community together to discuss community needs and how we might address them.

New organizations have been formed as an outgrowth of the Conversation, such as the Kitsap Environmental Coalition and the Affordable Housing Working Group.

Read more about the meetings: 2018 Report and 2019 Report

All are welcome to participate.

 

Community Conversation Meeting

Committee Meeting

Affordable Housing

Kingston Cares is actively involved in identifying creative and entrepreneurial solutions to the homelessness crisis in our area.

Our Affordable Housing Committee works with other organizations in North Kitsap to address the issue of affordable housing and help transition people into homes.

We belong to the Kingston Affordable Housing Working Group, attending monthly meetings and figuring out ways in which we can lend our support to the issue of affordable housing in our community.

We provide monetary, supplies, and volunteer support to Kitsap Homes of Compassion which is a non-profit that opens homes for women and children, and homes for men that are affordable and fully furnished.

We are exploring options on how to use a generous gift of land to meet affordable housing needs.


Cosponsor of Kitsap County Project Connect

Why? We participate and volunteer at Project Connect so we can share about our services to those who might need them and to make connections with others who have interests in common.

Organizations we support:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Coffee Oasis
  • Kingston 4th of July Parade
  • Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Kingston Cares is grateful for the outpouring of support from individual community members who volunteer their time, professional expertise, and resources to sustain and grow our programs.

If you would like to know more, Contact Us, Volunteer, or Donate.

Project Connect volunteers

We thank our partners and sponsors for your support!
YOU make a difference in our community!

  • 1st Security Bank

  • Columbia Bank

  • Donor Advised Funds

  • Great Give Donors

  • Greater Kingston Kiwanis

  • Kingston Ale House

  • Kingston Cove Yacht Club

  • Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club

  • Navstar Inc.

  • North Kitsap School District

  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation

  • Port of Kingston

  • Poulsbo First Lutheran

  • ShareNet Food Bank

  • The Latitude 48 Group of Ameriprise Financial Services

  • United Way

  • Village Green Community Center

  • Westside Pizza – Kingston

Kingston Cares Meeting

History

Kingston Cares was founded in 2013 to provide a helping hand to the vulnerable within the Northern Kitsap region.

Boxes of food

Vision

No hungry or unsheltered people in North Kitsap.

Packing meals for Food4Kids

Mission

To serve the vulnerable in our community with dignity and respect.

Board of Directors

Our collegial board is passionate about our community.

We seek ways in which we can use our time, talents, and resources to lend a helping hand to our neighbors.

  • Melissa Filben – President

  • Chris Anderson – Vice President

  • Jacquelynn Leggett – Secretary

  • Philip Merritt – Treasurer

  • Fredrick Branchflower

  • Kathy Caldwell

  • Sally Christy

  • Kirsten Jewell

  • Jane Mack

  • Stan Mack

  • Stacy Mills

Board Minutes
2021-01-15