Tag: pierce county

Jul
8

Manny’s Walk

Filed Under: - Posted @ 8:31am

Join the family of Manuel Ellis as they take a walk to remember his last moments, share what has and has not happened so far, and demands that the community can amplify. Wear a mask and bring a sign. Feel free to bring flowers to leave at the corner of 96th & Ainsworth. For more > Continue Reading

Jun
30

DESPITE COVID-19 CONDITIONS, PIERCE COUNTY BEATS THE 2010 CENSUS SELF-RESPONSE RATE

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 4:26pm

Rural Pierce County communities like Buckley, South Prairie, Wilkeson, and Carbonado are often undercounted in census data. Steven Liefsen, Director of Equity and Achievement at White River School District, shared why having complete and accurate census data in rural communities he serves is so important, “We have a growing population of Hispanic families and the > Continue Reading

Jun
18

Black LGBTQ+ Lives Matter

Filed Under: - Posted @ 8:49am

The New Generation 2.0 Presents a pride march for Black lives: Black LGBTQ+ Lives Matter Introducing guest co-host: Wes Mickens! Pride may have been canceled, but that can’t stop us! Tony McDade’s death is a cruel reminder that Black LGBTQ people are perhaps the most vulnerable of our Black brothers and sisters. Join us in > Continue Reading

May
13

2nd Cycle’s Slo + Socially Distant Rides

Filed Under: - Posted @ 11:22am

We invite you to join no one for a #SLOWANDSOCIALLYDISTANT Ride! These virtual events will take place on the second and fourth Friday of the month (or any convenient time for you to ride) until our regular shop rides can resume. Simply choose your own comfortable route (or use one we’ve shared in the event > Continue Reading

May
14

Partnering to Honor Community History: Gregory M. Tanbara, GTCF Board Alumnus

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 9:29am

Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce > Continue Reading

May
13

Pandemic Philanthropy: Trust Is The Key To Impact During COVID-19

Filed Under: Philanthropy,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 10:07am

“A month ago, this was just an idea.” As Cassandra Williams was figuring out how to bring her newly leased Hilltop space up to code for her “Love by the Slice” baking business, COVID-19 hit. And so did community-based inspiration. A friend’s Facebook post alerted Cassandra, a Tacoma native, to the fact that some of her neighbors were in > Continue Reading

Apr
21

PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED Spotlight: Working Together To Feed Our Neighbors

Filed Under: Philanthropy,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 4:44pm

PIERCE COUNTY FOOD ACCESS: The Need, Resources, and How You Can Help As the public health response to COVID-19 in Pierce County escalated on March 13, 2020, United Way of Pierce County and Greater Tacoma Community Foundation partnered for an aligned philanthropic response to emerging community needs. Together, they launched the PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED fund, seeded with $1,750,000 > Continue Reading

Mar
18

Saturday Family Support

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:39am

Support for local families burdened by school closures. -Low prep food for the weekend. -Resources and supplies for kids staying home alone or families considering allowing a child to stay home alone. If you would like to donate supplies or time for Saturday school outreach, please follow this event and sound off here! You can > Continue Reading

Mar
23

Beloved Outreach Homeless Feeding

Filed Under: - Posted @ 9:54am

Please join as we set up tables and provide food and clothing to our brothers and sisters who need our help. We are in need of Food, Jackets, blankets and hygiene product. If you would like to donate or volunteer please send me an email. If you would like to donate but don’t have the > Continue Reading

Mar
10

Community Conversations Open Doors To Census Participation

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 3:57pm

“Our Elders tell us stories about the abuse our people endured during the boarding school era, when government officials would lock our children in closets for speaking their native language. To this day some choose not to shut doors in their homes. Parents attempted to hide their children during those times, so that they wouldn’t > Continue Reading