Archive of: Non-Profits

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VNF opening second thrift shop in Chehalis

The Visiting Nurses Foundation is opening a second thrift shop in Lewis County, in the former Smith Pharmacy at 749 S. Market in Chehalis.

The store is scheduled to open Feb. 15.

January 2010

Project Share contributions set record

Customers of Mason County PUD No. 3 donated more than $66,000 during 2009 to help their less fortunate friends and neighbors pay their electricity bills through the Project Share fund.

The total was the highest in the program's 26 year history. Since the program began during 1983, customers have provided nearly $708,000 in donations.

January 2010

Lassen Foundation helps fund Bookends Literacy

The Thurston County division of Mason County Literacy has received a $2,500 grant from The Irving A. Lassen Foundation for its Bookends Literacy program.

The program is operated jointly by Mason County Literacy and South Puget Sound Community College and provides volunteer literacy services for adults in Thurston

January 2010

People on the Move

Juanita Duncan has joined Real Estate Investment Services Gig Harbor as property manager. She previously worked in the Tacoma office.

Patricia Connors Jalbert Esq. has joined Wolf Haven International as director of development. Since 1996, she has been sole-proprietor of Connors Jalbert Consulting in Tacoma, which specializes in services for state-wide non-profit organizations. She has bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Washington and earned a juris doctor at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane.

January 2010

Chamber announces award winners

Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting this morning and awarded special recognition half a dozen local businesses and individuals.

Rock Creek Gardens, an events venue that opened in mid-2008, was named Small Business of the Year. The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse of Sumner earned honors in the Medium-sized Business category.

January 2010

Foundation awards $200K+ in nonprofit grants

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has awarded $213,497 to 35 nonprofit organizations serving Pierce County.

The recipients were selected from an application process that began last July.

January 2010

WWEE gets $55,500 for REACH program

Washington Women's Employment & Education, with offices in Tacoma and Kent, was awarded four grants during December for its flagship program,  Reaching Employability and Achieving Career Habits, or REACH Plus.

The 175-hour, five-week program teaches the skills and behaviors people need to obtain living-wage jobs or get further education for long-term careers.

January 2010

Grants available for Safe Routes to School projects

Communities across the state have an opportunity to increase safety for students walking and biking to school through the Safe Routes to School grant program administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT today issued a "call for projects" that support walking and biking to school safely.

January 2010

PSE shares with nonprofits

Puget Sound Energy Foundation today announced more than $600,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in the state in 2009, directing $244,500 in December to 62 organizations as part of the foundation's second round of grants.

None of the foundation's funds will ever come from PSE's utility customers, instead being allocated from an endowment established with the corporate merger into Puget Holdings LLC earlier this year.

December 2009

People on the move

Mary Segawa will be leaving TOGETHER! in mid-January to become prevention manager for the State Liquor Control Board. She has been with Lacey nonprofit! since 1996 and has served as executive director since February 2003. Kathy Houston, retired executive director of the Girl Scouts Pacific Peaks Council, will be interim executive director while a search takes place.

Amanda Graham is the Lacey Chamber's newest staff addition as the events coordinator and will be doing marketing sales as well. She relocated from Texas bringing an extensive background in event management.

December 2009
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