North Thurston Education Foundation’s ‘Because of You’ Annual Fundraiser Set to be a Virtual Week of Giving October 23 through October 30, 2020

School looks very different this year and North Thurston Education Foundation (NTEF) is busier than ever. The pandemic has created new challenges for North Thurston Public Schools’ (NTPS) families and students related to child care, accessing school supplies and finding adequate tools for remote learning. Despite the obstacles, the Foundation remains committed to helping the…

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New Grant Funding for Restaurants and Retailers Now Available

Thanks to a new infusion of CARES Act funding from Thurston County, Thurston Strong has expanded funding support available to local organizations, including retail and restaurants. Independently-owned retail and restaurant operators have experienced an outsized economic impact during the pandemic. According to data from Washington State Employment Security Department, 35 percent of layoffs are tied…

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