Resource Directory sent by mail, bulk deliveries
The 2020-21 Resource Directory has been published and mailed. Four Second Harvest Inland Northwest volunteers—John Ammann, Chuck Richardson, Debbie Taggart and Michael Teague—helped deliver 4,600 copies on Aug. 27.
Fig Tree volunteers will deliver 2,500 copies bulk orders in early September. About 4,350 copies were mailed, 1,300 went to Catholic Charities of the Inland Northwest and 3,200 copies remain to meet requests.
"Marshalling resources efficiently and effectively is key to feeding and nurturing communities," said Jason Clark, president and CEO of Second Harvest. "The Fig Tree's resource directory is an important, user-friendly guide of the broad range of faith and nonprofit groups and organizations that make up our region's support network. We're proud to play a role by helping Fig Tree distribute the directory."
Information in the print edition is online at thefigtree.org by clicking "directory" in the menu and choosing the category.
Directory editor Malcolm Haworth continues to receive calls and emails for updates to listings in online pdfs and the COVID-19 pdf.
This year The Fig Tree implemented technical changes to page size, formatting and type styles to bring more consistency to the typography. Now those are implemented, setting up the pages will be quicker in the future. The 2020-21 directory added eight pages, going to 208 pages, and shifted from a stapled to a perfect binding. Northwest Offset Printing in Spokane Valley did the printing.
"Each year, we make phone calls, send emails, search websites and send mailings to update listings to keep the ever-changing information current," said Malcolm. "We encourage people to update information all year."
The Fig Tree produces the annual Resource Directory as part of its mission to connect people so they network and engage in common action, as well as to inform people in need of resources to assist them in times of crises, through transitions to housing, jobs, education and more, said Fig Tree editor Mary Stamp.
"Reading the copy this year, I realize how many resources offer opportunities to volunteer, connect for information and find ways to serve the community and make it a better place to live," she said.
One hundred businesses, agencies, nonprofits and government entities supported the directory with their advertising.
"We are also grateful to the 12 community partners that made major donations," said Mary.
They are Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, Banner Bank, Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, The Community Building Foundation, Dennis Cronin Attorney at Law PS, Empire Health Foundation, Innovia Foundation, Meals on Wheels - Greater Spokane County, Providence Health Care, Second Harvest, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Coeur d'Alene.
Others may still join this list.
For information on bulk orders or advertising, call 535-1813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 216-6090 or email email@example.com.
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