We are thankful to all the participants, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who made our first AMAZING QUEST to Understand Homelessness a success! With their help, we were able to launch what we hope will grow into one of the most anticipated annual events in our community.
There was no doubt that this is a community who have a heart for struggling families, and want to learn and make a real difference in their lives. Seeing the passion everyone had for working together, and learning how to best help people experiencing homelessness, was uplifting. We are grateful to our sponsors, Chase, Amerigroup, United Healthcare, City of Tacoma, Alterius College, KBTC, CHI Franciscan, Holiday Inn Express, Peace Community Center and Catherine Place for their support.
Planning is already underway for our next AMAZING QUEST! If you participated, please share about your experience and the things you learned with your congregation, neighbors, classmates, work colleagues, and others. Please feel free to add your pictures and comments to our Facebook page.
We’ve been blessed to receive feedback like this note from our friends at First United Methodist Church, Tacoma:
“Thank you for working so hard to make the Amazing Quest a success. It was a valuable learning experience for our team. Even those of us who thought we had all the answers had something to learn. It’s opened our eyes to the challenges facing the homeless and those trying to provide services.”
If you were unable to attend, but would still like to support the programs of Associated Ministries that help the most vulnerable in our community, please visit our website. By uniting together, we are building a stronger community!
Join us at the Lead the Way Home Breakfast for a morning of inspiration and learn about our vision to end family homelessness in our community.
Reserve your FREE tickets by October 27th
AM Executive Director Mike Yoder, along with former Director David Alger and other special guests, will share stories of faith, courage, and transformation.
Discover how you can help families step out of poverty and homelessness and move into a life that offers hope.
November 2, 2017
7:30am – 8:30am
Foss Waterway Seaport 705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA
(free parking available in the adjacent lot)
The Lead the Way Home Breakfast is a fundraising event; while the breakfast is free you will be asked to make a generous donation to this worthy cause. Proceeds benefit Associated Ministries and its programs that serve homeless families and individuals.
True to Northwest style, hundreds of people came out even with the threat of rain, to participate in the 36th annual Pierce County Hunger Walk!
Raising thousands of dollars to help fight against hunger in our community, people from throughout the community came together as one, to show they care. And they are still receiving donations for their part in the walk!
Perhaps you are now thinking, “darn, I wish I could’ve participated”; there is still time to help. For the month of October, we are continuing to raise funds through “Harvesting for Hunger”. So whether you had to miss the walk this year, or were able to participate but feel lead to do more, you have the opportunity.
Our “Harvesting for Hunger” is a fun way for folks to donate through an interactive poster. Kids can color the pieces of fruit and vegetables, adults write the amount they will be donating, and then post it on either the tree or basket.
Everybody can participate! It is a fun way faith communities (especially youth groups), school or civic groups or businesses can show their support in the fight to combat hunger in Pierce County. All funds raised will go to Emergency Food Network who can take $1 and turn it into $12 worth of food.
The steps to “Harvesting for Hunger” are simple:
- a person is selected as the point of contact
- posts the poster of their choice (or both if they want!)
- advertises the opportunity to either “fill the basket” or “harvest the tree”
- collects the money
- contacts Michele Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange delivery of monetary donations
- more people in our community will receive necessary food for themselves and their families!
Downloads of posters and images you can use are available online under the Hunger Walk Resource Tab. Uniting together to help the most vulnerable in our community is a mission we can all agree on!