Tag: pierce county

May
9

Child Care Costs In Pierce County Threaten Families’ Financial Security

Filed Under: Women's Economic Opportunity - Posted @ 9:58am

  Getting promoted cost local mother Kelly Blucher more than $1,200 a month. The raise that came with her promotion made her ineligible for the state child care benefits that helped her support her family. “I didn’t just fall off the benefits cliff, I jumped off,” Blucher said. “I lost food benefits, WIC, and the > Continue Reading

May
8

Partnering for Census 2020: Philanthropy Northwest, Kiran Ahuja

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 4:08pm

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading

May
4

Let’s Face It Walk

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:30pm

Let’s Face It Walk is a fundraising event of years past to be as inclusive as possible to all of our participants, community partners and SACPC Board of Directors, staff and volunteers. This issue affects us all and we want everyone to feel welcome and represented at our events. The spirit of the event is > Continue Reading

May
3

Sip, Sample, Savor: A Just LIke You annual event

Filed Under: - Posted @ 12:30am

Bring friends, family and neighbors over the age of 21 to sample wine, beer and spirits from Stina’s Cellars, 7 Seas Brewery and Heritage Distillery, paired with delicacies from Occasions Catering! Also, there will be a wine wall, basket raffle (chock-full of goodies from local companies!), 50/50 raffle and a raffle to win 2 tickets > Continue Reading

Apr
14

Girl’s Only Prom

Filed Under: - Posted @ 2:00am

Do you want to have a great time with your girlfriends while contributing to our work??? Grab your friends and meet us at prom!! Let’s make some noise!! Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County (SACPC). SACPC provides healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse as > Continue Reading

Apr
10

GTCF Spark Grant Recipient Tackling “Period Poverty” at Local Schools

Filed Under: Spark Grants,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:16am

  Sharon Chambers-Gordon was first exposed to the issue of “Period Poverty” through her own daughter’s experience.  “She was in Middle School when it happened for the first time, and she didn’t have any supplies with her.” Luckily the school nurse had a few sanitary napkins, but the nurse told Sharon it wasn’t something that > Continue Reading

Mar
7

Partnering to Leave a Legacy: Elaine Stafford & Shelby Clayson

Filed Under: Uncategorized,Vibrant Community,Women's Economic Opportunity - Posted @ 11:02am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading

Mar
7

6 Tips From Pierce County Organizations for Attracting and Retaining Volunteers

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 10:49am

Tacoma Community Boat Builders’ crew of 36 volunteer mentors were recently named Pierce County Volunteer Group of the year.  In 2018, the group collectively served over 4,100 hours building boats and forging bonds of friendship with youth from the Pierce County Juvenile Court system.  Executive Director Shannon A. Shea says these volunteers are the heart > Continue Reading

Mar
6

Endowment Funds Help L’Arche Tahoma Hope’s Community for the Long-Term

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 1:12pm

L’Arche Tahoma Hope is a familiar sight at local farmers markets, offering flower baskets, plants, and vegetables. That produce is grown on six acres in rural Pierce County by members of the L’Arche community, people with and without developmental disabilities.   Although the market booths are the most visible part of L’Arche’s work, the 43-year old organization also supports and enriches the lives of its community > Continue Reading

Feb
6

Partnering For An Engaged Community: Bill & Della Robertson

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Uncategorized,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 2:01pm

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading