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by June Lee, Program Intern, Community Resource Center

It’s been documented over the past few years that the child poverty rate in our nation continues to be on the rise. Washington State is one of three states where child poverty is highest in our nation. Parents and families that are working hard to support their children by providing clothes, food, shelter, and a proper education are finding these tasks more and more difficult.

Non-profit and government agencies have been striving to address and assist in these areas of difficulty that many low income families are struggling with. We, at Associated Ministries, strive to contribute to our community and those individuals and families that are in need as our mission is to unite people of faith to build stronger communities. With the new 2017-2018 school year upon us, we want to thank the people in the community for their contributions, and ask for their continued support of donated school supplies to local agencies who are assisting students and families, to ease the burden of those families that cannot afford to obtain these school items for their children.

For those seeking help for their school-aged children, below is a list of places in Pierce County, starting in mid-August, you can visit for assistance.

Mountain View Community Center                                
3607 122nd Ave E Edgewood                
253-823-4329 August 26
School Back packs and Haircuts

Puget Sound Christian Center
4020 S 56th St Tacoma

10-12pm August 23
Back Pack School supplies, food, Kid zone

Lions 4 Kids
18429 89th St E, Bonney Lake

August 27th 3pm
Hair cuts

Life Care Center
1717 S Union Ave, Tacoma

August 27th 11a-2pm
School Supplies  

Life Care Center
8001 S J Street, Tacoma

August 27th 11a-2pm
School Supplies 

Life Center
17708 28th Ave E, Spanaway

August 28th 1p-4p 

Isaiah Thomas
8425 6th Ave, Tacoma

September 3rd 11a-2p
Back packs, Haircuts

Parkway Presbyterian
714 138th St E, Parkland

September 17th 9am-2pm

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