Join us for some exciting events!!

Here are a list of the events we have planned!

Click on the event below for more information.

Five Course Cajun Wine Pairing Dinner to Benefit the DISH Foundation!


Friday Feb 24th, 6pm at The Bistro at Shuksan (Golf Course).

Support the DISH Foundation AND enjoy and exquisite dinner and wine pairing experience created by Chef Boudousquié!

Check out The Orcas Project

Wine Pairing Dinner Menu!

Tickets are available here!

A portion of sales is being donated to us! Fundraise simply by eating and drinking some amazing flavors!


Whatcom Waves 1st Annual Women's Soccer Tournament Fundraiser

March 18th, 2023

Come to the Sportsplex on March 18th at 5pm and watch the Whatcom Waves (link) battle Cultures FC! Before during and after the game, the DISH Foundation, ANT, NWYS and FuturesNW will have a booth. DISH will have our signature delicious goodies by donation as well as swag! A percentage of admission will go to the non profits and you can also donate at the booth! If you’re interested in volunteering, please email

D.I.S.H. Foundation Cooking Classes

 2021 Dates
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Thursday July 8th

Cookies with Ganache!

Saturday July 10th

Mini Pizzas!

Sunday July 11th

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ganache Sundays!

Thursday July 15th

Mini Pizzas!

Thursday July 29th

Cookies with Ganache!

Saturday July 31st

Fruit and Ganache!

Sunday August 1st

Cookie Crumble Brownies!

Classes are 2 hours; cost is $35 per person. Includes supplies, equipment, instruction and entertainment!

*if your child is a DDA client, you can use respite hours to pay for class!

Vocational Training Program

Vocational Training Program will start back up in March 2023!  Email or click here to fill out an application.

Socialized Habilitation is a person-centered goal program to help clients accomplish various life skill goals and work toward independent living in the following categories:

  • Self Empowerment: Examples include but not limited to: Building self esteem & confidence, Personal values & skills, Adjusting behavior to reach goals & handle problems).
  • Safety Awareness and Self Advocacy: Examples include but not limited to: Safely navigating life online and in the community, Learning about sexuality and healthy personal relationships, Learning to say no, or asking for what is needed.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness and Effective Social Communication: Examples include but not limited to: Developing listening skills, Balancing goals with ‘wants’ and ‘shoulds’, Learning how to uphold and maintain personal values.
  • Coping Strategies for Everyday Life Challenge: Examples include but not limited to: Missing the bus, Adjusting to a new caregiver, roommate or family member, Moving to a new home.
  • Managing Daily Tasks and Learning New Skills: Examples include but not limited to: Ordering food in a restaurant, Shopping and paying for things, Paying bills and managing money.

We look forward to working with you! Email us at! Hiring Specialized Life Skills Coaches too!

Our Kitchen & DISH's Learning Kitchen will open THIS Spring 2023! This

is where most of our On The Job Training takes place.  We are currently looking for volunteers to assist employees during shifts.  If you are interested in helping, please email


In April of 2021 we visited Spencer's Place in Surprise, Arizona. Spencer’s Place is a project created in partnership with Employed and Overjoyed Foundation to introduce equal employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

We met with the owner, Karin York, and her amazing staff. They provided us with great information about business practices, staffing, funding, and a lot more!


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