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Paint Tacoma Builds Community!

Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful is about to embark on its 34th summer of painting houses for low-income homeowners and we need you!

Our goal is to paint 27 houses in Tacoma this year, helping people in need in our community through the generosity of volunteers and sponsors.  Volunteers come from all walks of life: workplace, families, faith communities, individuals, student groups, unions, community groups and more!

Wonder how volunteering can make a difference?  Last year one Eastside couple who have been married for more than 60 years, applied to have their home painted. The wife is suffering from cancer, and medical bills make it impossible to pay someone to paint. A crew from Pierce County Public Works painted their home.

How you can help: Gather your friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, church members, or any other group you are a part of and sign up today!  Your crew will be assigned a house to paint, and be provided with training, guidance, paint, supplies, and T-shirts.  House-painting is a multi-day project. Your crew can serve for one day only, or work on a house from start to finish. Whatever time you can give is appreciated!

Don’t have a crew? Sign up as an individual and we will place you with a team.

Training is required for new crews (crew leads) and volunteers.  You need attend only one 2-hour session.  You can choose from:

 

Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday, June 29 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 30 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

All trainings will be held in the garage at Associated Ministries.

How to sign up: Visit www.PaintBeautiful.org. Click on the “Volunteer” tab and fill out the online application. And check out our video clip from TV Tacoma’s CityLine here.

Paint Tacoma volunteers in action!

Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful is a fun way to make our community more beautiful and serve neighbors in need! Each summer Associated Ministries mobilizes volunteers to paint houses for low-income homeowners, many of whom are elderly or disabled. Since 1985 more than 2,200 houses have been painted!

This summer, volunteers from 10 workplaces, 8 faith communities, 7 “friends and family” groups, 3 student groups, one labor union, and a host of motivated individuals have joined in to paint 27 houses. Some crews work on a house from start to finish (power-washing, scraping, priming and painting), while others serve for just one day. Whether serving for one day or many, all volunteers are appreciated!

As one homeowner told us, “It feels sooooo great to be pretty in the neighborhood. This is an amazing
program with amazing people!”

For more information about all the programs of Associated Ministries, please visit our website at www.associatedministries.org.

Let’s Beautify Tacoma – Trainings

For the 33rd year, Associated Ministries will be bringing together volunteers to help paint the homes of low-income homeowners.  Through our program, Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, we have painted nearly 2,200 homes!

Crew leads receive a 2-hour training to review safety, tips for prepping and painting a home, and selection of a project.  Crews are typically 5-15 people, and individuals are welcome to sign up and attend a training as well.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome; younger volunteers must have adult supervision.  Painting typically happens in July and August of each year, but can extend if the weather is cooperative.  All trainings will be held in the garage of Associated Ministries.  To learn more about how to support the program, you can visit www.associatedministries.org/ptpb.

Let’s Beautify Tacoma – Trainings

For the 33rd year, Associated Ministries will be bringing together volunteers to help paint the homes of low-income homeowners.  Through our program, Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, we have painted nearly 2,200 homes!

Crew leads receive a 2-hour training to review safety, tips for prepping and painting a home, and selection of a project.  Crews are typically 5-15 people, and individuals are welcome to sign up and attend a training as well.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome; younger volunteers must have adult supervision.  Painting typically happens in July and August of each year, but can extend if the weather is cooperative.  All trainings will be held in the garage of Associated Ministries.  To learn more about how to support the program, you can visit www.associatedministries.org/ptpb.

Let’s Beautify Tacoma – Trainings

For the 33rd year, Associated Ministries will be bringing together volunteers to help paint the homes of low-income homeowners.  Through our program, Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, we have painted nearly 2,200 homes!

Crew leads receive a 2-hour training to review safety, tips for prepping and painting a home, and selection of a project.  Crews are typically 5-15 people, and individuals are welcome to sign up and attend a training as well.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome; younger volunteers must have adult supervision.  Painting typically happens in July and August of each year, but can extend if the weather is cooperative.  All trainings will be held in the garage of Associated Ministries.  To learn more about how to support the program, you can visit www.associatedministries.org/ptpb.

Local Agencies Seeking New Leaders

If you or someone you know is ready to play a critical role in serving the vulnerable in our community, three local agencies that partner with AM are seeking to fill key leadership roles. We encourage you to spread the word about these unique career opportunities. Please contact each agency directly with any questions you have.

REACH Center: Deputy Director

Apply online at http://reachtacoma.org/join-our-team/

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Peace Community Center: Executive Director

Apply online at https://peacecommunitycenter.org/employment/

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Interim Executive Director

Send an email to Charlie Thompson at cthompson@svdptacoma.org

Thanksgiving Day Service

You are invited to First Church of Christ, Scientist’s Thanksgiving Day service.  Join them for a bible lesson and hear expressions of gratitude.  Child care is available.

Pierce County Council & Executive Candidate Forum

Download Flyer Here

AHC Candidate Forum 
Candidates: 7 Pierce County Council candidates + 2 Pierce County Executive candidates
Moderator: Matt Driscoll, TNT columnist
Co-host: NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] Pierce County
Hors d’oeuvres & beverages will be provided.

To RSVP or for more info, contact Connie Brown, Executive Director
Tacoma Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium
connie@affordablehousingconsortium.org 
253.627.0949, fax 253.627.2160
1323 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma 98405

Hilltop Street Fair

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11am – 7pm, Tacoma’s Hilltop Street Fair will expand from 9th St to 13th St and MLK Way. More arts! More music! More fun!

  • 3 music stages
  • Hilltop film competition
  • Talent show, dance, art, spoken word
  • Car show
  • Bike fun
  • Kids’ activities & entertainment
  • Sidewalk chalk-off
  • Beer garden
  • Food/arts & craft vendors
  • Free kids’ books
  • Free health & dental screenings

Location

Hilltop
MLK Jr. Way from 9th to 13th
Tacoma

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5K Kilometers for Kids

Supporting programs for children & youth:
Back to School BBQ
Kid’s Club & Camp Quest
KidPower Packs

July 16, 2016
@ Mountain View Community Center in Edgewood
1K at 8:30 AM
5K at 9:00 AM

Click here to register today! 

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