Project Kneaded Dough

The 2018 Charity Organizations

That’s right Project Kneaded Dough is back for 2018! 25 cents of each loaf sold in our 4 cafés will be donated to that month’s charity. Here is some more information about these organizations.

To date, Avenue Bread and The Filling Station have donated over $50,000 to local schools, charities and organizations.

YWCA (January)

YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local programming, we create real change for women, families and communities.

Hope House (February)

Hope House is an outreach ministry of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. It is located at 207 Kentucky Street in Bellingham on the grounds of Assumption Parish.

Communities in School (March)

We are part of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Max Higbee Center (April)

We provide community-based recreation programs for youth and adults (14 and older) with developmental disabilities with three broad aims:
1) To provide opportunities for personal enjoyment and enrichment through a diverse range of leisure activities.
2) To promote the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of participants.
3) To assist participants to achieve greater independence in their lives and increased involvement in the community.

NW Therapeutic Riding Center (May)

The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center (NWTRC) is a non-profit Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) center, located in Whatcom County, Washington.

Home Port Learning Center (June)

Established in 1994, Home Port Learning Center, filled a strong need in the to provide an education to Whatcom County juvenile offenders, 55% of whom were not enrolled in school.  These students and other at-risk youth were provided with an alternative educational environment where they could succeed as students.

Community Boating Center (July)

The Community Boating Center is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering safe small-boat recreation on Bellingham Bay. The Boating Center was founded by a core of local small-watercraft enthusiasts in 2006 and began services to the public in 2007. The Boating Center is not a club. There are no memberships and no dues. Programs and services are available to all.

Family Literacy Program at Cordata Elem School (August)

A tenet of The Bellingham Promise is “all children should be loved.” At the end of last school year, we asked staff members to tell their students they love them, catch it on video and send it to us.

24-hour help line (TTY) 1.877.227.3360 or 360.734.3438

Girls on The Run (September)

OUR MISSION:  We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Orca Food Pantry Program at WCC (October)

Help fight student hunger! Whatcom Community College has a food pantry that serves hungry students. The Orca Food Pantry provides easy to prepare meals and snacks for students who are skipping meals or can’t afford to buy groceries. A third of students on community colleges experience food insecurity – nationwide the trend of food insecurity on college campuses is on the rise. Your support of the Kneaded Dough Project will fill help our food pantry with healthy food for our students that are struggling to find their next meal.

To get your organization into next year’s PROJECT KNEADED DOUGH, please contact us at