Donation drive for Veterans Assistance Dogs
9 a.m., Mattress Discounters, 1315 Bakerview Road; by donation. Veterans dogs help active and retired military members who have sustained injuries, such as head wounds, hearing loss and amputations. The dogs are trained to perform tasks that can help veterans regain independence, helping such as opening doors, turning on lights and alerting them to alarms. Details: mattressdiscountersdogs.com.
Christmas Shopping Bus Trip
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8 a.m., St. Paul’s Academy, 1509 E. Victor St. $65 360-733-1750 Enjoy a day of holiday shopping without the stress of traffics and parking. Travel by comfortable motor coach to Molbak’s in Woodinville, and then on to Bellevue Square. A light breakfast and afternoon snacks and refreshments will be provided, while participants will lunch on their own at Bellevue Square. This event is a fundraiser for Saint Paul’s Academy High School International Travel Program and tickets are available for purchase at Saint Paul’s Academy at 1509 E. Victor St.
Toy drive for Foster Kids
9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sleep Country USA, 4229 Meridian St. 360-756-1214. Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. Become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until Dec. 14.
Raise the Roof Benefit
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2200 Division St., Suite 3, (behind Grow Source off Hannegan Road), Bellingham. Congregation Beth Israel sponsors a huge sale of donated furniture, jewelry, tools, cars, electronics, kitchenware, housewares, books, office items, clothing, baby equipment and toys. Mexican food truck and bake sale on site. Sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel.
Donations for Homeless School Kids
Bellingham Tennis, 800 McKenzie Ave. Donations suggested; 360-733-5050 Nearly 300 children in the Bellingham School District are homeless. Despite that, they are still in school and this is your chance to help them out. Throughout December donate backpacks, sleeping bags, coats, hats, gloves, toiletries, socks, underwear, or gift cards to Target, Fred Meyer or WalMart.
Honey Salon Fundraiser for Lydia Place
Honey Salon 310, W Holly St., Bellingham. For the month of December Honey Salon supports Lydia Place, a nonprofit serving homeless families for more than 25 years, with a month-long food collection.
Naughty or Nice Fundraiser
6-10 p.m. Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St., Lynden. The Bellingham Roller Betties sponsor a fundraiser for Melanie Sexton, Lynden Skateway’s assistant manager. Skaters must be 18 or older and have insurance. Co-ed skate; all skill levels welcome. All proceeds will go to her breast cancer treatment. Cost: $6 per skater and spectators. Register on Bellingham Roller Betties Facebook page.
Give and Glow Run
5:45 p.m., Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Canned donations, 360-676-4955. Try to bring donations for the Food Bank. Then with glow sticks for everyone, head out for a trail-run ablaze with glowing runners in the evening ink. On the return, trim a rapidly glowing tree and share some celebratory pizza, presents and prizes, for yet another good glow.
All That Holiday Jazz
7 p.m., Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Donation suggested: $5-$10; 360-734-2776. The Jazz Project’s Bellingham Youth Jazz Band performs a fundraiser concert to preserve the Firehouse Performing Arts Center as a community performing arts center.