The Verizon Foundation has awarded $12,520 to the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center to fund mental health counseling and support groups for clients.The Verizon Foundation invests in organizations that provide education, prevention, care and empowerment resources for victims of domestic violence. [Read more…]
Liesel Santkuyl, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, will speak to Tacoma Narrows Rotary, on March 24, about her Peace Corps experience in Guatemala, from 1989 to 1991. The Peace Corps and Rotary share strong common goals, and have forged a new partnership.
The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]
“One corner of the YMCA parking lot in Lakewood is now a children’s playground, thanks to more than 200 volunteers who spent Saturday mixing cement, hauling beauty bark, and assembling teeter-totters and monkey bars.” Read the rest of Rob Carson’s story at The News Tribune website.
By Phil Roy
First Baptist Church of Lakewood invites everyone in the community to attend Friend Sunday service on March 22, 2015. This special service is dedicated to welcoming friends, celebrating friendships, and discovering what it means to be a true friend. Pastor Walt Kellcy will be discussing various kinds of friendships that can help carry people through life’s trials, help them celebrate life’s joys, and make life’s journey more meaningful. [Read more…]
The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) is currently an $800,000 permanent endowment raised by citizens and businesses in Lakewood desiring to ensure that Lakewood remains a wonderful community in which to live work and play. The fund is intended to provide funding to give back to the community for the exceptional opportunities and quality of life in Lakewood enjoyed by our more fortunate residents. LCFF is an endowment for Lakewood’s future. [Read more…]
“Before it careened out of control — before she decided to perform 600 acts of kindness in one year — Alex McKelvey began with one. She was 6 years old when her maternal grandmother, Linda, died in September 2013.” Read the rest of Larry Larue’s story at The News Tribune website.
Tacoma – The Pierce County YWCA and the Pierce County Democrats announced today their co-sponsorship of the Dignity Drive, an effort to collect personal hygiene products for homeless women living in Pierce County. All donations will benefit the YWCA’s Emergency Shelter. The Drive will end on March 31, 2015. [Read more…]
Neighbors across the country will soon have a chance to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. This philanthropic program awards 40 causes a $25,000 grant. Anyone in the United States can submit a cause beginning March 9 through March 29. Ultimately, voters will decide which projects win big. [Read more…]
Pierce County honored sixty-nine individuals and seven groups for outstanding volunteer service last year to parks, public safety, courts and community programs on Saturday, March 14, 2015. [Read more…]