Thirty-two community organizations in Del Norte and Curry counties received nearly $24,000 from the Wild Rivers Community Foundation this year for their holiday programs.

Spanning from Klamath to Port Orford, local nonprofits provide winter coats and Christmas presents to youngsters, holiday food for families, warm clothes for veterans and the homeless and services for abused or neglected children, according to a WRCF press release.

The grants, ranging from $250 to $2,000, were funded by community donors, family trusts, foundations, business owners and individuals. The foundation’s Holiday Partnership grants are in the 11th year, according to the press release.

Some of this year’s recipients include Bicoastal Media’s “Coats for Kids” program, which collects thousands of new and gently used coats and distributes them throughout Curry and Del Norte counties during the holidays, according to the press release.

At Lynn’s Hope House of New Beginnings in Crescent City, the grant will provide clothes, food and basic supplies for women who are released from jail and prison, according to the Wild Rivers Community Foundation.

In Curry County, grant recipients include the Brookings Harbor Food Bank’s Winter Snack Pack program, which provides food for students during winter break, and the Chetco Activity Center, which gives holiday meals to senior citizens who can’t leave their homes.

The Wild Rivers Community Foundation is affiliated with the Humboldt Area Foundation. For more information or to donate to next year’s Holiday Partnership grant program, call 707-465-1238 or visit wildriverscf.org.

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