Kiwanda Coastal Properties established the Kiwanda Community Fund in 2020 to engage visitors and owners with our local charity organizations.
Vacation homeowners appreciate being part of and giving back to the community they love. We are thankful to be a funnel of this good will to help guide donation funds to local charities. Also, many vacationing families have opted in a donation amount when they booked their vacation home.
The Kiwanda Community Fund has been collecting donations for local charities throughout the year and donations have been received in the following ways:
- Direct donations from generous vacation rental owners
- Donations from guests
- Kiwanda Coastal Properties donation match
- Gifted donations in lieu of holiday gifts. Vacation rental owners selected the charity of their choice.
The following local charities were selected for this year’s fund:
Tillamook Animal Shelter: It’s mission is to better the lives of animals through progressive sheltering, rescue, medical treatment, adoption, spaying and neutering, education, protection and defense against abuse and fostering of the human-animal bond.
South County Food Pantry: Pacific City’s local food pantry serving anyone who needs it every other Tuesday at the Presbyterian church in PC.
Surfrider Foundation – Three Capes Chapter: The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.
Our goal is to grow the Kiwanda Community Fund each year. We have recently added a new software so that guests can choose to contribute when they reserve their homes, and some owners have opted into monthly donations as a percentage of their rental proceeds. We look forward to finding new ways to help engage visitors and owners with the local community.