Divine grants available to help fill local needs



Vancouver — Gifts for Our Community, a nonprofit organization that supports local education, arts and human service programs, is taking applications for its latest round of grant awards.

Twelve grants of $2,500 each will be awarded. Four will target programs that serve at-risk youth; eight will go to organizations working in education, the arts or human services. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Funding announcements will be made on Oct. 15.

Gifts for Our Community raises funds through the downtown Divine Consign furniture store and its offshoot programs — Divine Bites cupcake sales, Divine Home Tours and Divine Again upholstery services — as well as donations.

For more information, visit http://divineconsignfurniture.org or call Linda at 360-695-6443.