Community Care

Every year the Historic Waterfront Association organizes our Community Care teams to gather everyday items for distribution to Island County residents in need. Those in need are our local seniors, disabled adults, children and those living homeless.

ALL items donated or purchased with donated funds go directly to Island County Human Services clients.

THIS YEAR – 2020 – due to an increase in vital needs Community Care will bring 3 deliveries to Health and Human Service. One each for October, November and December! Our first deliveries for October and November were received with great appreciation! 



Can you help us make the next delivery?

YOU chose how to help. Give a monetary donation online now and we’ll purchase assorted items, you can send a check, or you can buy items and bring them to the office.

You can safely donate through paypal.

• MAIL A CHECK – Shy about online donating? You can mail your check to P.O. Box 121, Coupeville, WA 98239. Please put “Community Care” on your check’s memo. 

• GIVE GAS, GROCERY and GIFT CARDS – Donating grocery, gas or gift cards? Please email our Executive Director Vickie Chambers to arrange for a drop off or pick up. 

• DROP OFF – To drop off items, our office is located on Coveland behind and below Balanced Body Works – 6 Coveland – map. Dropped off items are collected October through December 19th every year. Monetary donations are taken year round. IF the office is closed put your donations in the box outside the office door.

NOTE – there are stairs down to the office. IF you do not feel confident about carrying things down stairs PLEASE don’t! We can arrange pick up OR you can send a check or donate on line and we will purchase items listed below. 


RAINBOW OVER WHARF Photo Credit: Whidbey Panorama’s Denis Hill


PLEASE – NO used items unless in pristine and clean condition


Blankets/sleeping bags

Toilet paper

Kids tooth brushes/tooth paste

Adult toothbrushes/toothpaste

Diaper wipes

Grocery store gift cards (Red Apple or Safeway $10 each)

Gas gift cards (10 each0

Laundry soap

New socks (men’s crew/women’s)**greatly needed

New Underwear (men’s and women’s)

Paper towels/Kleenex

Adult wipes Adult depends  

Feminine products

Cotton balls/Q-tips


Bath towels/wash clothes

Quarters for laundry

Coffee cards/ fast food gift cards

Sweat pants and tops/men and women

Razors(male and female)

Plastic silverware/cups


Travel size shampoo/soap/deodorant/etc   

Ziploc bags

Lg. garbage bags

Dog food/cat food/bird food

Hand and feet warmers

Clorox wipes

SO many people will be grateful to each of you who have a heart for those in need, those suffering and those unable to manage.  

CHWA Heart Sunsets