Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund
...temporary shelter from medical hardship
Mr. South Whidbey Pageant 2018
You're invited to the 13th Annual Mr. South Whidbey Pageant! A local favorite, this pageant provides crucial support towards the Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, helping South Whidbey residents with expenses they cannot afford to pay. The race for the 13th annual Mr. South Whidbey has begun as we are now accepting votes for candidates Ray Green, Keegan Harshman, Mike Johnson, Larry Johnson, Tim Leonard, and Trace Prael. 1 vote = 1 dollar! You can show your support by donating online or directly to the candidate.
Visit our Photo Gallery for photos from past Mr. South Whidbey Pageants.
The Magic Change Jar
The Magic Change Jar at the Clyde Theater snack bar is periodically dedicated to Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund. The Clyde, Island Athletic Club, Lindsay Communications, and Anonymous match every patron donation up to $250 for each business, turning every dollar placed in that jar into $4 and raising funds for your favorite non-profits on a rotating basis. FoF is grateful to be a recipient of this generous matching fund.
The Friends of Friends’ Story
Video courtesy of The Whidbey Institute
Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund is a community-supported fund offering financial help to South Whidbey residents with medically-related expenses they cannot afford to pay. Friends of Friends limits its assistance to those who live in Clinton, Freeland, Langley, and Greenbank neighborhoods.
Friends of Friends serves as a community safety net, easing the burden of unexpected medical expenses. We can help with:
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Visits to health professionals
- Hospitals and laboratory bills
- Ferry tickets and gas vouchers for treatment on the mainland
- Medical supplies and equipment
Friends of Friends is guided by an all-volunteer board and one part-time paid service coordinator who performs intake evaluations and authorizes payment for services.
Friends of Friends was started in 1997. In its first ten years, the organization helped about one thousand people with a little less than $400,000 in medical expenses. Now celebrating its 20th year, FoF has distributed over a million dollars in donations, all raised from within the generous South Whidbey community, to help over 2000 of our neighbors with medical expenses.