Lakewood Community Foundation awards $23,500 so far in 2015

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) is currently an $800,000 permanent endowment raised by citizens and businesses in Lakewood.  The purpose and mission of the Foundation is to ensure that Lakewood remains a wonderful community in which to live, work and play. The fund is intended to provide funding to the community to enhance opportunities and quality of life in Lakewood. The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund is an endowment for Lakewood’s future.  [Read more…]

70,000 pounds of U.S. Open leftovers donated to food banks

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History was made at the U.S. Open this year. The usual happened at this annual event—golfers golfed, spectators watched, and the caterers fed the crowds. However, this year something new and exciting happened. For the first time, all the food left over from this event was donated to help people in need. Emergency Food Network filled a refrigerated tractor-trailer and five box trucks with roughly 70,000 pounds of the leftover food. [Read more…]

Associated Ministries and Habitat for Humanity partner to benefit low-income homeowners


TACOMA –Associated Ministries is excited to enter its fourth decade of helping senior, disabled and low-income homeowners through the Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful (PTPB) program.  The program has provided the opportunity for volunteers to gather together as teams to paint over 2,100 homes since it began in 1985. [Read more…]

Pierce College business students put classroom lessons to work in citizenship project

Cambodia 1Ever since he started teaching nearly 30 years ago, Business Professor Vincent Troccoli has made it his goal to instill in his students the importance of giving back to the community. His citizenship/leadership project allows students to apply the principles of business learned in the classroom to real-world service projects designed to make a difference. [Read more…]

Eat, drink, and gamble for a great cause

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On June 6, 2015, Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board of young professionals will host the second annual Casino Royaleeventto support its mission “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry.” Funds raised at this event will provide emergency food for the 64 food banks, meal sites, and shelters that EFN serves. [Read more…]

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…]