This fund is a gift to our community from renowned sculptor Georgia Gerber and her husband, Randy Hudson. In their words:
Welcome to the 19th year of our Christmas Sculpture Project. What started out as Christmas gifts for family and friends long ago expanded into an annual fund-raising effort in support of local social service organizations here on South Whidbey. The project has helped make a difference in the lives of many people — particularly children since our main focus has been providing for organizations that assist families during the holiday season.
This year marks a turning point for the project. In order to make things simpler for us and our collectors we are partnering with the Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF). This arrangement allows the greatest possible portion of your donation to go directly to charitable organizations and assures that you receive proper IRS documentation of your contribution. It also creates an opportunity to invite more collectors into the project to better serve our community.
Your donation will be made to WCF, and we will work with them to decide where to direct the proceeds based on our experience from past years.
Donors to this Fund will receive this year’s Georgia Gerber Christmas Pewter Owl Sculpture. Minimum donation $200. If you would like more than one sculpture donate in multiples of $200. Order your sculpture today. You will receive an email confirmation which includes a statement for the IRS indicating that $140 of your contribution is tax-deductible. Orders will be accepted until January 31, 2018.
Sculptures will be available for pick-up at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley. Bring a hard copy or digital image of your order confirmation if possible. You can also donate by check at the Gallery. If you live off the Island, Contact Us to arrange free shipping.
Our Traditional Request and Closing
We remind you of the spirit of this project — it is an effort to raise money for a number of organizations. The Fund has already provided $4,000 each to South Whidbey Good Cheer and The Holiday House, who provide so much help and support to our neighbors in need. For this project to be meaningful, your contribution must be in addition to what you would have donated otherwise. We are happy to have you as a collector, but we urge you to continue your usual generous support of Whidbey charitable and service organizations. Thanks for your support of this project. As your collection grows and adds to your Holiday traditions, it’s nice to know we have all helped make Christmas a lot merrier for a good many of our neighbors.
Happy Holidays .. Randy Hudson and Georgia Gerber