KeyBank employees participate in Neighbors Make the Difference Day

KeyBank volunteers (from left) Jon Laxamana, Alana Moulton, Makara Sao, Michele Webster, and Brian Marlow, KeyBank’s market president  and Children’s Museum of Tacoma board member, clean rubber ducks.

KeyBank volunteers cleaned rubber ducks and packed food bags as just two of the projects for KeyBank’s 25th Neighbors Make the Difference Day on May 13.

At the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, the group cleaned rubber ducks which will be placed in gift bags the museum distributes to local preschools as part of its Play to Learn program. [Read more…]

Little Church on the Prairie helps fill food bank need

A portion of the collected LCOP Fish Food Bank donations

By Ken Upton

During a recent “Focus Group Ministry” meting at the Little Church on the Prairie (LCOP), member, Candy Tingstad, mentioned a need at the local Fish Food Bank, located at the Lakewood United Methodist Church, for three items often in demand and short in supply: bathroom tissue, baby diapers, and peanut butter. Two weeks ago, Candy presented a challenge to the LCOP congregation to bring these items over the next seven days for delivery to the Food Bank With the church’s Learning Center and Pre-School staff members plus the children’s parents joining the challenge the response was overwhelming. [Read more…]

RallyPoint/6 to join USO Transition 360 Alliance

Today RP/6 announces that they are joining with the USO as one of 4 unique partners of the USO Transition 360 Alliance, an initiative to help military personnel and their families successfully transition back into civilian life after their service ends. The USO Transition 360 Alliance partners include RP/6, Stronger Families, Comfort Crew for Military Kids, and Hire Heroes USA. [Read more…]

Electrical workers union members to staff peanut butter brigade

How do you quickly transport 3,483 jars of donated peanut butter from one building to another? With a 150 plus person chain! On Wednesday, May 13 at 5:15, volunteers will line up to pass boxes of peanut butter hand-to-hand in order to transport from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 483 to Pierce County Central Labor (PCCL), a block away. [Read more…]

Letter carriers fight hunger in annual food drive


On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, which helps stock the shelves of food banks in Pierce County and throughout the country. This national event is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to join together to see that no person goes hungry in our community. [Read more…]

Parks Appreciation Day recap: Lakewood draws almost 200 volunteers

The City of Lakewood Parks Department hosted multiple Park Appreciation Day projects at several park sites on April 22. One hundred and eighty nine (189) volunteers donated 756  hours of time/labor to complete projects at six park sites including Fort Steilacoom Park, American Lake Park, Wards Lake Park, Lakewood Community Garden, Springbrook Park, and the South Puget Sound Wild Life Area.   [Read more…]

Rotary Club of Clover Park supports Communities In Schools of Lakewood

Dave O'Keeffe and Daniel Nego accepting funds from Sheri Hodson.

By Dave O’Keeffe

On April 29 Clover Park Rotarians presented a $3,000 check to CISL in support of site coordination and after-school activities at Southgate elementary. Site Coordinator, Daniel Nego, shared about many features of the After-School Program: students remain at school 2 hours a day, four days a week to engage in hands-on math and reading activities, computer skills, arts and crafts, drama, science, culture and fitness. Students have full meal and bus ride home as well. [Read more…]