Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 12th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N Joy” drive, now through December 13.
November 29th, 2015 will mark the 6th anniversary of the murders of our four officers, Sergeant Mark Renninger, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Greg Richards, and Officer Ronnie Owens. In years past, we have honored the fallen officers with a food drive at the Lakewood Police Station and we will continue this event for 2015.
Students of the Anderson Island Elementary School thank members of the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club for their continued contribution of school supplies and funds. The Steilacoom Kiwanis Club supports the students, schoo;s and communities of Steilacoom, DuPont and Anderson Island. The upcoming Winefest on 22 January 2016 at Clover Park Technical College is the major fundraiser that supports these efforts.
LAKEWOOD – Nearly 100 members of Christ Lutheran Church packed 400 shoe boxes in support of Operation Christmas Child Saturday morning. Organized by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child will deliver a shoe box of presents, books, tooth brushes and more to 11 million kids in 100 countries on six continents.
Nineteen Lions Club members from Lakewood First Lions and DuPont Lions converged on Lakewood’s Gary and Carol Milgard Family HOPE Center to provide exams for students of the adjacent Lakeview Elementary School. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. processions of students filed quietly from the school’s classrooms to Hope Center’s facilities where eye exams and hearing tests went on for 6 hours and served 720 young children. The hearing & site exams are performed annually by local Lions Clubs, organized by Jeff Rich of Lakewood First. Greg Hull of DuPont Lions organizes that club’s involvement.
Past Lakewood First Lions Club President Eric Warn takes time to distribute dictionaries to third grade students at Custer Elementary School.
Providing nutritious food for hungry people in Pierce County is a big job, but the formula to make it happen is simple and fun with a great dinner and auction. The more funds and food donated to Emergency Food Network (EFN), the more food the organization can provide.
At its Tuesday, October 27 meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park provided financial support to local community organizations. $500 was donated to Toys For Tots, Pierce County, $1,500 to Caring For Kids, $1,200 to the LeMay Build A Bike Program, $1,000 to Living Access Support Alliance, $300 to Emergency Food Network, and $125 to the Springbrook Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Since September, $3,500 in scholarships has been provided to 2015 graduates of Harrison Prep, Clover Park High School, and Lakes High School.
Sound Outreach is looking for a consultant to write a business plan for its Micro Lending program. Deadlines for proposals is November 13.
Help Lakewood celebrate Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 24 by joining millions of Americans doing volunteer projects to improve their communities and help neighbors in need. The day is the largest community service day in the nation.