Thu 29 Jan 2009
The blustery winter weather, snow and arctic conditions couldn’t stop the Issaquah Highlands Contribution Club (IHCC) from hauling more than 10 SUV and pickup trucks full of food for the food bank the weekend of Dec 20. The generosity of the neighborhood was overwhelming. Big bags stuffed full of food were left on doorsteps and people at home eagerly rummaged through their pantries for food to donate.
IHCC members and their families spent the whole weekend knocking on doors, ringing doorbells and carting bags of food up and down the neighborhood. They were greeted with smiling faces and many who were eager to help out. The success of the food drive is testament to the great spirit of the residents of our neighborhood and our commitment to the local community. “Our first project to fill the Issaquah Food Bank for the holidays was a huge success,” said IHCC founder Tony Bristol. “This project reaffirmed the generosity of the community we live in here in the Highlands and we were inspired by the act of giving from our fellow neighbors.”
The IHCC will focus on one project per quarter and will meet once a month for up to two hours to discuss projects and action items. The next meeting will be February 20. For households with families, this will be an opportunity to include children in the act of giving and contribution back to one’s community. If you are interested in joining this cause to support our community, contact Tony Bristol at tbristol [at] msn.com or join our group on Facebook and search for Issaquah Highlands Contribution Club.