In 1999 we started a tradition of creating small pewter castings of one of Georgia's sculptures as Christmas gifts for family and friends. It soon also became a charitable fund raising project as well, with a loyal following of generous collectors who have helped us assist many local organizations over the years. Due to increased need in our community, we decided to open it up to new collectors this year. To help make that possible we have partnered with the Whidbey Community Foundation.
If you are interested in becoming a collector, visit the Foundation website above or follow the links in the article below.
Christmas Pewter Owl 2017 (2.75″ High x 3.4″ Wide x 3″ Deep)
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. If you would like your donation to go to a particular organization, or if you have any questions about this project, send us an email.
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. Please order by December 5 to ensure availability by Christmas.
Sculptures will be available for pick-up at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley beginning November 18. 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, especially 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.
Georgia Gerber Randy Hudson