Tag: pierce county

Aug
7

National Night Out

Filed Under: - Posted @ 12:00am

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors > Continue Reading

Jul
10

Spark Grant Recipient Helps Provide ‘Showers of Dignity’ for Homeless Neighbors

Filed Under: Spark Grants - Posted @ 1:41pm

They say some of the best ideas come while you’re in the shower, but for Spark Grant recipient Christine Dodson, the shower itself was her big idea.  Her program, Showers of Dignity, aims to provide access to showers for people experiencing homelessness in the Tillicum and Woodbrook community. “It’s definitely a dignity issue. Any one > Continue Reading

Jun
21

Summer SOULstice

Filed Under: - Posted @ 12:00am

Hosted by Tacoma’s former Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Summer SOULstice is an intersection of creativity, community and commerce. June 21st marks summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. SOULstice will hold space to celebrate this annual miracle by featuring emerging and established artists from marginalized communities. The work featured will carry > Continue Reading

Jun
13

Partnering For Philanthropy: Bob Pittman, Professional Advisor

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 11:45am

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

Jun
13

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Takes the Lead in Improving Community Connections for Court-Involved Youth

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 11:36am

 Since 2011, GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) has provided young people in Pierce County an opportunity to identify, explore, and address their concerns for their community by using  philanthropic resources to support change.  This year, the YPB identified youth returning to community after court-involvement as a major issue they wanted to address. The process > Continue Reading

May
26

Ice Bump & Skate Memorial Weekend

Filed Under: - Posted @ 6:00pm

📣🆕📢You’ve heard about them, joked about them, talked smack challenging your friends and family to join in…well, THEY’RE HERE! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4233527 👀🙆‍♀️🧤 Reserve Now ICE BUMPER CARS😱❄️😁🤪🤩🥶👏🙌🏼 This weekend we BUMP!✅🆒 Zoom around and take a spin in Sprinker Recreation Center’s Ice Bumper Cars! Enjoy all day open ice skating, challenge your friends and family in > Continue Reading

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