Supporting Local Organizations

At Turner Photographics we’ve been supporting local non-profit organizations for a long time. We’re provided photography services, as well as cash, to the Bellingham Food Bank, Whatcom Land Trust and the Washington Native Plant Society. They’re great organizations that work hard to make our corner of the Pacific Northwest a better place to live, work, and play.

We’ve supported these local organizations through donations to their fundraising auctions:

Alzheimers Society

The Alzheimers Society educates people about dementia related diseases and provides hope to those affected by offering support and resources.

Animals as Natural Therapy

Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) empowers individuals of all ages to build honest mutually-respectful relationships with our animal partners. In a safe, nurturing-yet-challenging environment one develops essential life skills that positively impact all aspects of their lives: self-management, determination, social intelligence, gratitude, hope, awareness and curiosity.

Arthritis Foundation

Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.

Assistance League of Bellingham

Assistance League of Bellingham is best known for our flagship program, Operation School Bell®, that provides school clothing and shoes for over 1700 kindergarten through eighth grade students. The program also has expanded to include homeless high school students.

Backcountry Horsemen of Washington

The purpose of the Whatcom Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington is to preserve and enhance the right to use horses and mules for recreation on public lands. The primary chapter goal is to develop and keep trails open for responsible recreational use. In so doing, the Backcountry Horsemen organization provides equestrian and social activities for members and guests.

Bellingham Bay Rotary

Each year we contribute between $50K and $100K to local organizations both large and small. Some of our larger donations have been to the construction of the new end-of-life Hospice House, the rebuilding of the Bellingham Food Bank, and the remodel of the P.A.D. shelter (temporary housing for homeless youth) for Northwest Youth Services.

Bellingham Boys & Girls Club

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Bellingham Festival of Music

The Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer the Festival returns to Bellingham, Washington to perform a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Members of the orchestra all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere, and many of them are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras.

Bellingham Technical College Foundation

Our donors are diverse, but share a common goal: to see BTC students succeed and prosper. As a BTC Foundation donor, you can help change a student’s life, and contribute to a stable, vibrant and prosperous community.

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

All who come in the spirit of goodwill are welcome, no matter your religious views, race, economic status, education, abilities, age, gender identity,
sexual orientation, or immigration status.

Blaine Chamber of Commerce

The Blaine Community Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization of area business professionals and individuals working together to promote and advance a healthy business environment while maintaining a high quality of life for the City of Blaine.

Blue Skies for Children

Blue Skies raises hope and self-esteem by sponsoring enrichment programs and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Brigid Collins Family Support Center

Brigid Collins Family Support Center is a commitment-based organization causing the end of child abuse. When one child is hurt, it means the child, their family, and our community need healing. We envision a world that cares for and nurtures all of its children and share a dedication to this vision’s fulfillment. We invite others to join us in this work.

Camp Fire Samish Council

Camp Fire Samish has served the community since 1912. Camp Fire’s all-inclusive programs provide a nurturing, constructive and fun environments for young people to discover their sparks—unique skills, passions, and interests through Club programs, self-reliance classes, community service, and camp experiences.

Chelsey Ebert Celebrity Auction

The Chelsey Rae Ebert Scholarship was created by Chelsey and her father Jay Ebert, for the advancement of education for Ferndale High School students. This Scholarship awards two FHS senior girls each year, one from basketball and one from volleyball to be used at any University or school the students select. Since we started this in 2008 we have added all Whatcom County High Schools and through 2013 we have presented 68 scholarships to senior girls who are continuing education. In 2013 we added volleyball scholarships for all girls in Whatcom County.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services supports individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and leads the community towards ending these abuses of power.

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

The business and purpose of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce shall be to improve the image of the business community in Ferndale, Washington; to increase pride in the community and to enhance and support quality economic growth. It shall also be to encourage open communication among citizenry, and to celebrate diversity of all within the community and to develop programs to accomplish these ideals.

Growing Veterans

Mission: To empower military veterans to grow food, communities, and each other.
Vision: To end the isolation that leads to suicide and make sustainable agriculture the norm.

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love in action, we bring people together to build and restore homes, communities and hope.

Interfaith Coalition

Interfaith Coalition provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless families and support for our marginalized neighbors in Whatcom County.

Lighthouse Mission

For the glory of God, Lighthouse Mission Ministries desires to minister to needy men, women, and children through the provision of compassionate resources and services in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Lydia Place

Our vision is a community without homelessness. The mission of Lydia Place is to support sustained independence by providing housing, supportive services, advocacy, education, and by raising awareness of the faces and causes of homelessness.

Lynden Christian Schools

At Lynden Christian Schools, Christian families have come together to provide an excellent and broad Christian educational program – so their children may grow and mature into perceptive and caring Christians with life-encompassing obedience to God. With 100 years of history (founded 1910), we are pleased to offer a fully accredited academic program to over 1100 students from preschool through twelfth grade on two campuses (Lynden and Bellingham).

Meals on Wheels

Meals and Wheels and More (formerly called the Senior Nutrition Program) supports the health and independence of the older adult populations of Whatcom and San Juan Counties by providing nutritious food, social connection, nutrition education and nutrition counseling.

Miss Whatcom County

A local affiliate of the largest scholarship program for young women in the world,Miss Whatcom County is a program that champions young women to become role models and activists for a better community. We focus on public speaking, volunteerism, and scholarship to create the leaders of tomorrow.

Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center

Giving a Leg Up to people of all abilities. The NWTRC currently has the capacity to serve over 60 riders per week. Participants range in age from 4-74 and include individuals physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and sensory disabilities.

Sean Humphrey House

Sean Humphrey House aims to optimize the quality of life for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS, who may also suffer from other diseases and disabilities, and who are unable to live independently.

Sehome High School PTSA

In the Sehome High School PTSA, parents work together with staff and students to make Sehome a place where every student can succeed. The PTSA raises funds for equipment and programs that enrich student learning, provides volunteer help for both academic and extracurricular events at SHS and celebrates the hard work of our students and faculty.

Squalicum High School PTSA

Mini-grants have gone to the Wrestling Team for equipment, to the English Department for all 9th graders to attend a performance at the Mount Baker Theater, to fund FBLA State Conference Partial Scholarships, and to the Special Ed Dept for Animals as Natural Therapy.

St. Paul’s Academy

The Mission of St. Paul’s Academy is to provide academically capable and willing students a rigorous course of instruction, emphasizing leadership, achievement, and moral and spiritual development embodied in Christian values.

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School

Founded in 1986, the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School in Bellingham is part of the largest independent, non-denominational educational movement in the world. Our school integrates academics and the arts, inspiring life-long learning in each student and enabling them to fully develop their unique capacities and potential. Visit our beautiful campus in the Geneva neighborhood near Lake Whatcom.

Whatcom Community College Foundation

The goal of the Whatcom Community College Foundation is to ensure access to higher education for students from all backgrounds, and to promote academic innovation and excellence on our campus. Thanks to our generous donors, more students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom.

Whatcom Hospice Foundation

Whatcom Hospice Foundation is an independent charitable organization comprised of dedicated volunteers and knowledgeable staff who raise funds and build community awareness in support of Hospice services in Whatcom County. The Foundation owns and maintains the Whatcom Hospice Campus, including Whatcom County’s only residential hospice facility, Hospice House.

Whatcom Humane Society

The Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) has been caring for animals throughout Whatcom County since 1902. As the oldest non-profit animal welfare organization in Whatcom County, WHS is committed to caring for any animal in need. As an open-admission shelter, the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Whatcom Humane Society cared for approximately 5,000 domestic and native wild animals last year.

Whatcom Literacy Council

At Whatcom Literacy Council, we are dedicated to increasing literacy skills for adults in Whatcom County. Since 1978, the Whatcom Literacy Council has been helping adults in Whatcom County improve their literacy skills and learn English. Through customized, individual tutoring and focused small group classes, our adult learners acquire critical skills needed to become more self-sufficient.

Whatcom Museum

The Whatcom Museum is committed to forging partnerships in our community and providing access to art, history, and nature programming to all.

Whatcom Women in Business

Whatcom Women in Business is comprised of business owners and managers developing and maintaining proactive role models with the organization and the community at large. Through teaching, learning, leadership and peer support, we strive to exemplify and promote the four areas we honor – leadership, professionalism, mentoring, and community.

Women Sharing Hope

Women Sharing Hope hosts two fund-raising events each year, benefiting three local charities nominated and chosen by its members. In addition, Women Sharing Hope uses its “Community Fund”, funded by members dues and a small portion of event proceeds, to fund individual requests for help.

Your organization not listed here? Contact Natalie (360-671-6851) about auction donations.