Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fraud Fair!

 Consumer Protection Washington to offer consumer tips on Long Beach Peninsula 

OLYMPIA…Consumer Protection Washington, a group of consumer protection outreach specialists from several state and federal agencies and organizations, including the Office of Secretary of State’s Charities Program, is presenting a consumer protection event Oct. 10 in Klipsan Beach. 

The event, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m., will be at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center, 21603 “O” Lane, Klipsan Beach. 

The free event, sponsored by the South Pacific County Community Foundation, will include presentations and resources on charity scams, identity theft, senior-targeted scams, Medicaid fraud, utilities fraud and other topics. 

People are encouraged to follow Consumer Protection Washington’s Facebook page for tips and resources to protect themselves and their loved ones from scams and fraud: . 

For more information about the presentations, contact Teresa Glidden, the Charities Program’s outreach and education coordinator, at (360) 725-0373 or 


When SPCCF first heard about the multi-agency Fraud Fair, the board immediately agreed that this is something our community needs. We hope that you can attend, part if not all, and come away with new information to help you live more secure lives. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

It's About Time! SPCCF Starts A Blog

And they're off!  After months of discussing, postponing and finally getting  started, South Pacific County Community Foundation has a blog. 

Every communications format has its benefits and limitations. Much of our foundation news is not 'newsworthy' to local newspapers. For attention-getting headlines, you will have to look elsewhere. Also for tsunami updates, weather, road closures. . .  

The foundation posts community foundation news here, about new funds, scholarship winners, upcoming seminars, and other information that is 'news-worthy' for community foundations and our community. The short notes go to Facebook. The in-depth, detailed articles are here.  

Also look for articles on why community foundations exist, who they help, and how they operate, noteworthy donors, rising community issues, and planning for the future. Community foundations focus on present conditions and planning better futures. 

The mission is:  Improving the quality of life in south Pacific County.  This does not mean that the rest of Pacific County is ignored. Far from it, the foundation works throughout Pacific County to bring foundation services to local nonprofit organizations and institutional organizations.   

To read more about SPCCF, see the website at 
To contact SPCCF, send an email to