People in NeedThe Columbian’s late owner and publisher, Don Campbell, originated the People In Need Program in 1979. He felt The Columbian, with its broad readership and spirit of community outreach, should be a positive force in helping the less fortunate in Clark County. Today, third generation owners, Scott and Jody Campbell, believe in the same founding principles of the program. Donations to The Columbian’s People In Need Fund are distributed to the local non-profits serving the urgent needs of children and families throughout Clark County, including The Salvation Army’s Adopt A Family program during the holidays.

You can make a difference in our community several ways:

1. Send a tax-deductible donation to: The Columbian People In Need Fund c/o The Community Foundation 1053 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661. Please make checks out to Columbian People In Need Fund.

2. Visit the Community Foundation web site to make a donation by clicking here.

All proceeds from your donation will benefit children and families in need throughout Clark County. You will receive a receipt from The Community Foundation for your contribution.

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