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According to Jay Inslee’s Executive Order, Backpacks 4 Kids and Abundance Garden both fall under the “Healthcare/Public Health” exemption, and both outreach programs are continuing to respond to economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals in our community. These outreach programs are fully operational and using a rotating schedule in order to provide social distancing.
Backpacks 4 Kids: Food insecurity is a reality for hundreds of children in Pierce County. Working with school counselors in the Franklin Pierce School District, the Backpacks 4 Kids program identifies hungry children in local schools and supplies them with child-friendly, food items to feed them through the weekend. You can be a part of our packing team! If you are willing to work alone, and don’t mind disinfecting your work space before you leave, contact Kristi Kellogg to view the online schedules.
Abundance Garden: Thank you to everyone who helped with our spring prep by moving gravel, dirt and fertilizer! We will begin harvesting in June and July. To be added to the online schedules, contact Kristi Kellogg.
Money can't buy everything we need, but it does help in times of crisis. Benevolence requests are paid directly to utility companies, landlords, and other vendors in order to assist with immediate, one-time needs during this challenging time. You can email Nora Gass to learn more about how our Benevolence Fund works and how to ensure we can assist people into the future.
Select "Benevolence Fund" in the dropdown menu.
FAITH IN ACTION - AT HOME EDITION
Faith in Action is channeling much needed resources to the extremely poor and homeless children in our area. If you would like to help us provide food, gas, and hygiene products, click the donate button below.
Select "Faith in Action Ministry" in the dropdown menu.
> 211 Call Center
If you are in need of resources during this time, such as...
Call 211 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
They will direct you to resources in your area.
You can also search their public database at wa211.org.
The WIOA program (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) is presently enrolling. Here are some of our services: One/One career coaching, paid internship opportunities, 24 remote access to career content, one on one life coaching, OJT training, education tuition assistance, and much more. Contact Rhoda Simmons: EMAIL or PHONE: (253) 905-1827.