What can members of our community do to address the growing challenge of homelessness? People of faith and goodwill are invited to attend one of two interactive learning sessions regarding homelessness in Pierce County on Jan. 19 or 24; participants will come away with a better understanding of this crisis and will be briefed on […]
Clover Park Rotarians embrace the joy of giving and fellowship. This December the Clover Park Rotarians gave out gifts, delivered holiday food baskets and gathered for Christmas fellowship. The Rotarians donated over $3200 to buy and wrap gifts for children in Lakewood to be delivered by the West Pierce Fire & Rescue.
This Sunday, December 18th, the Lakewood Officers Charity will hold its annual “Shop with an Officer” program at the Lakewood Wal-Mart located at 7001 Bridgeport Way Southwest. The event starts at 9AM and usually runs to about noon. In addition to shopping, the kids will also have an opportunity to visit with Santa, enjoy cupcakes […]
Thank you Dave Laxx, Marcia Geidel, Tom Kurtz, Ann Genn, Mary Lou Parnell, Jim Senko, Mark Turpin, and Mark Braegelmann for converting the berm at Saltars Point from a relatively barren spot to one with native plants. A lot was accomplished in two hours in spite of 28 degrees and a cold wind. Also, a […]
On November 4th 2016, America’s Credit Union (ACU), held its 16th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament at Eagles Pride Golf Course. Many local businesses and over 100 golfers, including guest soldiers, participated to help raise $36,000.00 for Santa’s Castle, The Food Basket Program and The Madigan Foundation on JBLM.
Monday, Dec. 5 will mark the Tacoma launch of the nationwide 10-city SPARC project, which aims to reduce homelessness in our cities by addressing racial inequity. The concern is that racial prejudice—sometime overt, but more often not—is believed to be a root cause of homelessness.
There are 9,525 kids on free and reduced lunch in Clover Park School District, this does not include our kids in Steilacoom and University Place. Caring for Kids works every day to provide coats, shoes, clothes, emergency food, school supplies, hygiene products, air beds, blankets, pillows, $5 McDonalds Gift Cards for homeless families and kids, […]
On Nov. 29, 2016, the Lakewood Police Department will be accepting food donations as part of the 7th Annual Fallen Officers Food Drive. The effort – which is organized by the Lakewood Officers’ Charity – benefits the Emergency Food Network (EFN). Volunteers will assist those who want to donate items from 7 a.m. to 6 […]
Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is participating in #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 29. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity during the holidays.
The Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2) is hosting its 2016 Pierce County Legislative Forum on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., at Mt. Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma, Washington. Pierce County Legislators from Districts 2, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 have been invited to attend as we […]