January 23, 2019

The Anacortes Family Center's fundraiser, Dine & Shop Out to End Homelessness, will occur on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. On this one day, participating restaurants **AND THIS YEAR BUSINESSES!** all over Anacortes agree to donate a percentage of the day's proceeds back to AFC. Board members, staff and volunteers will be at each location selling raffle tickets and sharing AFC's mission.

Do you want to purchase raffle tickets? Contact Heather Geer, Development Director, at 293-2993 ext. 114 or email Heather@AnacortesFamily.org. 

Raffle tickets are $20, or 7 for $100!

Raffle Prizes

Early Bird Drawing (February 6th): One Night Stay & Breakfast for Two at the

Majestic Inn & Spa

Grand Prize: Pendant necklace circa 1910; bezel set, round cut

natural ruby surrounded by rose-cut diamonds & seed pearls set in

platinum-topped 18K gold from Isadoras Jewelry. Value: $6,100

2nd Prize: Misted Poppies  24”x 36” painting by Jennifer Bowman.

Value: $1,200

3rd Prize: Anacortes Shopping Spree! Value: $500


November 5, 2018

Tis the Season and many kind donors ask for ways to give. AFC has many opportunities to support our families this holiday season! The various ways to give include:

  • Holidays meals (hams, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, desserts, etc.)

  • Sponsorship of gifts for kids

  • Pajamas

  • Hats and Gloves

  • Coats

  • Books

  • Art supplies

  • Family games

  • Gift cards (for gas, groceries, Fred Meyer, etc.)

  • Outings (Bowling Alley, Movies, etc.)

  • Stocking stuffers 

AFC has 18 families total: 9 in our emergency shelter and 9 in our Family Transformation Center. We prefer that holiday donors pick a specific item (part of the meal, or one of the bullet points), but sponsorship of a specific family is possible as well.

THANK YOU for your incredible support of our families during this truly magical time of year!

For questions, or to learn more, please contact Heather Geer at Heather@AnacortesFamily.org or call 293-2993 ext. 114.

November 5, 2018

AFC will be hosting our Volunteer Training & Meeting for all volunteers on January 16th from 3PM-4:30PM at AFC's Emergency Shelter. Come and learn about AFC's volunteer opportunities and learn about AFC's clients and their unique needs. 

For questions or to RSVP email Karen@AnacortesFamily.org or call 293-2993 ext.0

April 5, 2018

Greenfield Farm and Gardens & The Encore Shoppe are hosting a fabulous fundraiser benefiting the Anacortes Family Center & The Friendship House in Mount Vernon! Tickets are $25 and include wine and chocolate tasting AND 5 raffle tickets for door prizes! 

Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the event poster below or by calling: (360-399-1758 

March 2, 2018

The Anacortes Family Center is taking part in the SICBA Playhouse Raffle Competition. Quantum Construction is entering an amazing playhouse, AFC is selling tickets to win this playhouse, and at the conclusion of the competition (March 25) the winning raffle ticket will get to take the playhouse home (delivery in Skagit and Island County provided)!

Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available through the Anacortes Family Center by

calling Heather (360-293-2993 ext. 114) or via email (info@anacortesfamily.org). All proceeds from the raffle will go directly toward the Anacortes Family Center's life-changing programs! 

Here are some highlights of this beautiful playhouse: 

- Space is designed to be a mini-habitat, suitable either for a kids clubhouse or an adult’s creative space. Part of our inspiration was thinking about affordable housing and small living spaces, though sadly no plumbing in the playhouse

- It will have GFI protected electric outlets, that you power just by plugging in an...

February 14, 2018

The Anacortes Family Center is very excited to share that the Anacortes City Council has approved a code overlay that will pave the way for the Anacortes Family Center's new 20-apartment affordable housing project. AFC hopes to break ground on the $2,000,000 building this summer. The apartments will be for families making less than 50% of the area median income (a family of four with an income of less than $33,000 annually). The project not only completes the need for a continuum of care, addresses the desperate need for affordable housing in Anacortes, but the project will also financially support AFC's emergency shelter and Family Transformation Center. The income generated from rent will go directly toward our life-changing services in those two programs. 

Read more about the City Council's code changes by reading the Anacortes American article and Skagit Valley Herald article from February 6th. 

November 19, 2017

Burton Jewelers, a fixture of the Anacortes business community for generations, recently held a private gemstone event for a select group of customers – one with a very special twist. Burton Jewelers donated 100% of the admission fee from the event to the Anacortes Family Center, to support its mission to serve homeless women, children and families in Anacortes, helping them to achieve self-sufficiency and success.

“It is such an honor to have the generous support of Doug, Phil and Holly and their customers. AFC relies exclusively on the support of our local community, so not only do events like theirs provide much-needed financial support, but it also gives us the chance to share the important work we’re doing.”

Since 1930 Burton Jewelers has been a leader in the Anacortes business community. The Anacortes Family Center has served nearly 850 individuals, mostly children, since its inception in 2009. Make sure to visit Burton Jewelers to get that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift, and don’t f...

October 10, 2017

Find out more about AFC's current volunteer needs and bring your brown-bag lunch and learn about working with AFC's clients (adults and kids)! We will meet on Thursday, October 26, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Emergency Shelter. Call Karen at (360) 293-2993 ext. 0 with questions.

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