Fundraiser set for Dec. 14; Scholarship winners chosen; Video debuts

A Night of Comedy to Benefit Our Programs

On Dec. 14, join us for a night of comedy, champagne and dessert to benefit The Benji Project featuring Key City Public Theater’s production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told.”  Instead of rehashing a holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told in this madcap romp through the holiday season!

Tickets are $65 including dessert, champagne and holiday magic. Buy yours here.  

Volunteers are also needed to bake desserts and work the house. If you can help, please sign up here.

Winners of Teacher Training Scholarships

Scholarships valued at $5,000 each have been awarded to Teresa Shiraishi and Heather McRae-Woolf to train to become teachers of our programs. Special thanks to the Fund for Women and Girls for underwriting one of the scholarships.

Teresa, a counselor at Dove House, and Heather, an educator, were chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants. The two winners are embarking on their training, which should finish in 2019. Congratulations!

Watch Our New Video

Drumroll please for the debut of a video about our program, produced by award-winning filmmaker, Jessica Plumb.

Teens Learn Stress Management; Boys Need Sponsor

2018 has been an active year for our programs which served more than 60 area youth. Highlights include our four-day summer camp for girls ages 11 to 19 which. The Benji Project also offered two 8-week classes for high school students, including a girls program supported by the Fund for Women and Girls. 

Reunion/refresher programs are scheduled Nov. 17.  We are fundraising for 2019 programs and are especially seeking sponsors for boys programs.

Are you part of an organization or charity that wants to support boys? We are seeking a partner to step up and make sure boys have access to stress management and emotional resilience skills.  Please get in touch.

Participants and staff of Benji Camp in June.

Participants and staff of Benji Camp in June.

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Donor Honor Roll

Deepest thanks to major donors in the second half of the year including Chad’s Legacy Project, Jefferson Healthcare, Ellen Ferguson, Port Townsend Kiwanis, Thomson Reuters, and Bruce R. McCaw and Jolene M. McCaw Donor Advised Fund at United Way of King County.

Gratitude to other generous donors including: Sueleka Matthews, Geroge D Eseveldt, Mary Wilson, Aimee Boulanger, David Beal, Christopher Boyd, Helen Brink, Margery Helander, Donna Eldridge, Larry Dunbar, Beth Ross, Sharon Hoyer, Calah Tenney, Tina McLeese, Joe Cunningham.

If you want to support our teen programs, make your donation here.