We love Whidbey–it’s our home. This community has supported our little cannabis shop and our founder, Lucas, through thick and thin and when we have the chance, we like to give back. That’s why this year we’re taking part in Giving Tuesday, a global event built by people of all backgrounds who come together to give back to their local communities. Lucas has experienced Whidbey at its best and is eager to help foster this unique island experience. “One of the most amazing things about Whidbey is the community. We support each other here.” Lucas muses, “Whidbey’s one of those places where if you need something, someone will provide it.”

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition (WHC) is an organization working to make this community such a special place. WHC’s mission is to make homelessness a brief and rare experience on the island. They accomplish this through operating emergency and temporary shelters; creating and accessing affordable housing; mentoring people to build stable futures and by community outreach and advocacy for neighbors in need. This is Island Herb’s first Giving Tuesday Event for WHC, but Lucas has been involved with the organization since 2014. Judy Thorslund, a WHC board member, is enthusiastic about Lucas and his contribution to the organization. She says, “Lucas is not only a visionary who has brought medicinal healing here, his service ethic to others is immense as well. We are proud to call Lucas our friend and partner in compassionate service to our local community.”

To participate in Giving Tuesday at Island Herb no additional donations are necessary, simply purchase any item in the store on Tuesday, November 28th and 50% of all sales will be donated to WHC. Lucas is proud to support the community in this way, saying, “Whidbey Homeless Coalition is an excellent example of an organization that is serving some of the most vulnerable people in our area. Their goal is to get people off the streets and into a home. And the team at Island Herb is happy to support them.”

We always hope to see you soon, but we especially hope that you’ll be in on Giving Tuesday to help support such a great organization. To learn more about WHC and their needs, please visit their website. Also, keep in mind that we have new hours kicking off after Thanksgiving. They’re Monday through Thursday 11am-7pm and Friday through Sunday 10am-7pm.