Mission Nonprofit’s Best of 2019

Have a nonprofit that needs to get their mission heard? Are you a budding filmmaker or photographer? Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) works hard all year long to create opportunities for charitable organizations and budding talents in the production industry through their workshops and shows. Part of this, in their Mission Nonprofit, a monthly series that highlights local organizations and agencies that are making positive impacts in our communities. The new year is always a great time to look back and check out some of the organizations they highlighted in 2019.

Child Care Action Council

The Child Care Action Council helps children in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties get off on the right foot with it’s specialized early learning programs. Watch the full interview with Melanie Kincaid of the Child Care Action Council here.

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Since 1991 Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling has helped to bring awareness to the issues surrounding problem gambling and gaming. They also provide support to gamblers and well as their families and friends. Watch the full interview with Maureen Greeley of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling and Tana Russell with Providence St. Peter Hospital here.

The Mayday Foundation

The Mayday Foundation is a newer nonprofit that helps families with children where one of the parents has a cancer diagnosis. The nonprofit helps provide monetary support for necessities like mortgage or rent payments, groceries, gas, car repairs, etc., as well as little things that can make a big different, like their birthday boxes. Watch the full interview with Amy Rowley and Kate Scriven of The Mayday Foundation here.

Thurston County Food Bank

The Thurston County Food Bank has been helping feed those in need in Thurston County since 1972. Watch the full interview with Robert Coit, Judy Jones and Heather Sundean of the Thurston County Food Bank here.

Capital City Pride

Capital City Pride is an organization that hosts the annual Capital City Pride Parade and Festival in Olympia. The group works with other organizations to attend to the needs of the LGBTQ community and to bring awareness to the issues they face. Watch the full interview with Lucas Miller and Kai Abrahamason of Capital City Pride here.


PCAF’s mission is to prevent HIV infection through education and service, assist those with HIV/AIDS, address related health problems and combat associated stigma and discrimination. Watch the full interview with Erick Seelbach, Dory Nies and Jacob Lucas of PCAF here.

NW Cooperative Development Center

NW Cooperative Development Center is an organization devoted to assisting new and existing cooperative businesses, from daycare centers to credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Watch the full interview of NW Cooperative Development Center here.

Harlequin Productions

Harlequin Productions is a nonprofit professional regional theater. Their mission is “to invigorate, educate, and empower our community and all people to feel more, think more, play more, and judge less through the mirror of real live theatre.” Watch the full interview with Aaron Lamb of Harlequin Productions here.

Olympia Film Collective

The Olympia Film Collective is a nonprofit that works to create professional productions that “capture and reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the Northwest.” The nonprofit is an “open community” of South Sound filmmakers, including screenwriters and actors from all backgrounds. Watch the full interview with Jeff Barehand and Misael Martinez of the Olympia Film Collective here.

League of Women Voters of Thurston County

The League of Women Voters of Thurston County was founded in 1961 and continually works towards its vision statement: “We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.” Watch the full interview with Sandra Herndon, Gail Wrede and Carol Goss of the League of Women Voter of Thurston County here.

You can watch Mission Nonprofit on channel 77 on Sundays at 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. You can also watch on TCMedia.org, Video On-Demand or our Roku channel. To learn more about what TCMedia does, visit the Thuston Community Media YouTube channel or the TC Media website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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