Vashon nonprofits shine on Voice of Vashon

“We aim to be the nonprofit that supports all other island nonprofits.”

For the past several years, VoV has invited island nonprofits into our studio to tell their stories on air during GiveBIG day, a day of crucial fundraising across the Puget Sound region. In this time of crisis, GiveBIG expands to two days and Voice of Vashon will host nonprofits virtually.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, the community is invited to gather around the radio to connect and listen to heartfelt stories and the vital services provided by our incredible community nonprofits.

This is the time to let our nonprofits shine. We are happy and filled with gratitude to provide a platform to amplify their voices and their needs during these unbelievable times of hardship.

Participating nonprofits include Vashon Community Care, the Senior Center, The Food Bank, The Dove Project, VIPP and so many more. Visit voiceofvashon.orgGiveBIG to get a schedule of nonprofit participant broadcast times.

“We describe Voice of Vashon as ‘Your Island Connection’: These special days of GiveBIG broadcasts are vital to maintaining funding for nonprofits who provide lifelines to struggling families and individuals across the island,” said VoV President Rik Reed. “We aim to be the nonprofit that supports all other island nonprofits.”

The financial impact of COVID-19 has hit hard across the island. VoV faces a budget shortfall this year of more than 20%. On behalf of all the nonprofits on Vashon-Maury Island, we invite you to tune in and ask that you GiveBIG this year.

We cannot do this without you — we truly are all in this together.

Listeners can tune in to KVSH 101.9 FM on the radio, download VoV’s free app and stream live, visit the website, VoiceOfVashon.org or ask your smart speaker, “Play 101.9 KVSH FM!”

— Kate Dowling, executive director,

Voice of Vashon


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