Page 11 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - December 2014
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Here is a guide to Budgeting Holiday Gift Spending:
The Chehalis Tribal Loan

Fund offers several types of 1. List whom you want to shop for. (Friends, relatives, teachers, pets, etc)
loans: 2. Determine how much you can afford to spend on gifts. Set this figure as your overall holiday gift budget.

- Business 3. Divide your gift budget among the people on your gift list. Total up the expected spending for each person,
- Home Improvement and make sure it does not exceed the gift budget on step 2.
- Debt Consolidation 4. Brainstorm gift ideas. Jot down gift ideas that fall within the budget range that you’ve set for each person.
- Fireworks 5. Track your spending throughout the season. Track your spending, and calculate how much over or under you
are for each person.

We also assist people in pulling their 6. Tweak your budget to cover any instances of overspending. Don’t panic if you overspend on a gift, just scale
credit scores, and finding ways to boost back your spending on another gift to make up for it.
their scores.
See the Gift Spending Worksheet. Devin Huffstetler
We offer many types of

training, including:

„„Providing Excellent Customer
Service Skills

„„Indianpreneurship - How to write a
Business Plan

„„Youth - Come play a How to budget
your per capita game.


„„What is your Money Color?

Julie Burnett, Executive Director

Diana Pickernell, Loan Coordinator

USDAFoods - Distribution Dates

Pickup is at the Community Center For more information Emergency information Phone Line: What happens once the emergency
from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM please call the SPIPA Food is declared? Once an Emergency
Distribution Warehouse 1-866-623-8883 is declared the emergency line will
December 16 be updated with the appropriate
January 22 360-438-4216 For power outages call: information regarding the situation.
February 19
Monday through Friday Grays Harbor PUD: 1-888-541-5923 Can I go to the Hotel? The Hotel has
If you, or a member of your between the hours of Thurston County: 1-888-225-5773 been designated as a safe center during
household, are enrolled in a times of emergency. It is being reserved
federally recognized tribe. 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. When will an Emergency be for At-Risk individuals who are not able
declared? Emergencies will be declared to be safe and have their needs met in
One of our staff will be by the Emergency Manager. the community center.
happy to assist you in
applying for this program. When do I call the Emergency Who do I call if I need help? For
Phone Line? Any time you are life threatening emergencies call 9-1-1.
concerned about adverse weather, power
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