Vashon Youth & Family Services has announced the return of its famous elves for this holiday season as the bell-ringing merry-makers began fundraising at island grocery store entrances on Tuesday.
The elves offer information about VYFS’ available services, as well as candy canes and good cheer. Funds raised will go toward VYFS’ case management in addition to scholarships for before and after school care.
In other VYFS fundraising news, Rich Osborne’s Home 2 Vashon dinner and auction event raised nearly $10,000 on Oct. 27 for the organization’s voucher program.
The sold-out evening of dinner prepared by Gravy’s Dre Neeley, silent auction, raffle and live music was enjoyed by 90 or more people, Osborne said.
“It was a great party,” Osborne said. “Folks are already talking about [doing it again] next year.”
Osborne’s goal was to raise enough for the voucher program so that VYFS wouldn’t have to manage the usual funding shortfall by dipping into its other programs’ budgets.