Lately, it feels like not a week goes by without another national news story about tension, and sometimes violence, between police and citizens – in particular, citizens of color. In an effort to avoid this fate, and instead proactively work to build a positive relationship between law enforcement and our community, the Tacoma Police Department and City Manager launched a new initiative this month, Project Peace.
Stories and studies abound describing the next generation’s search for meaning and desire to make the world a better place.
Sparks are flying in Pierce County thanks to the most recent Spark Grant recipients! Have you seen all the amazing things they’re doing?
Did you know that in 2014, 72% of total charitable giving in the United States came from individuals? People like you? Your children? Your neighbors across the street?
Have you ever sat with family, friends, colleagues, clients, and listened as they talked about how they wanted to be remembered? Have you heard them mention leaving a scholarship fund, or support for their church, or their alma mater, or the local food bank, or to help the homeless, or animals, or any of thousands of other community causes? Have you felt their desire instill charitable thinking in their children? Have you wondered how to help them accomplish these goals?
The Community Foundation is visiting coffee shops across Pierce County to share information on grant opportunities for individuals and nonprofits. The office hours are set-up in an informal ‘open house’ style, so feel free to stop by whenever your schedule allows.
“I must have driven past here a thousand times and never knew this was here”
“I cannot believe I have never been to this magical place”
“It is always free to visit? I can't wait to come back and bring ______ with me.”
These are the common refrains of first time visitors to the Pacific Bonsai Museum. This treasure in our own backyard, this place of national and international renown, beguiles visitors with its art, the serenity of its grounds and the stories behind each one of the pieces individually as much as the place itself.