Bantam Bellingham



Mission Statement: At Skookum Kids, we believe in building resilient communities where children experiencing foster care can thrive. 

Roughly 10,000 kids in Washington State were in foster care last year (2022). 

Lack of support for parents, mental illness, addiction, and poverty can all play a role in why kids are removed from their homes. These are adult problems that children end up paying for.  

Our programs at Skookum work together to make sure kids are safe, taken care of by healthy adults, and that they know how loved and valuable they are while their lives are turned upside down. 

Skookum licences foster parents, places kids in loving homes, cares for kids at our emergency shelters across Northwest and Central Washington, and supports families rebuilding after time apart. 

It’s been 8 years and we’ve seen more than 800 kids come through the doors of our emergency shelters. Since 2018, 259 children have been thoughtfully placed in Skookum homes. 

When we work together, we see these kids heal, thrive, and find a sense of stability until they transition back to their families, are placed with a relative, or are adopted into forever homes. 

There is a place for everyone in the work of repairing foster care. Whether as a foster parent, volunteer, advocate, or mentor, your skills and giftings could be used to make a huge impact on the kids in our city. If you have a heart for kids, and share the vision of a more resilient community, we would love to meet you. 

For each cocktail sold, we will be donating $1 to Skookum Kids.
Bantam Bellingham
Bantam Weekly


A Map to Get Lost……14

Gin, fresh Grapefruit juice, Marie’s Bees Honey Oxymel shrub, Aperol, lemon

Twelve Grapes……14

Twelve muddled green grapes, Ketel One vodka, Krogstad aquavit, Brovo falernum, Marie’s Bees Honey syrup, lime


Orange Chicken Sandwich……23

Orange glazed fried chicken thigh, sesame slaw with charred scallion, chili mayo, Martin’s potato bun