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On Friday, April 10, 2015, Tacoma Community House celebrated 105 years of making positive change in the lives of refugees, immigrants, and low income families in the south Puget Sound. With well over 500 people in attendance at our annual luncheon, it was an amazing success! Dedicated community members took time to share lunch with us and learn about lives being transformed through TCH’s four core programs of education, employment, immigration, and advocacy.

The support of devoted community members helped raise over $56,000 during the lunch, and our luncheon sponsors contributed an additional $20,000, bringing our grand total to $76,000! Gifts made during the luncheon will ensure that Tacoma Community House’s life changing programs will continue to have a positive impact upon the 3,600 individuals and family members each year.

Special thanks to: Tacoma’s Mayor, Marilyn Strickland; KING 5 News Anchor, Lori Matsukawa; program participant, Reysis Alonso; and long-time Read2Me volunteer, Peter Darling.

If you were unable to attend the luncheon and would like to support our work, click here.

Watch our New Video, “Building Community!”

See you at the Luncheon!

Thank you to all who registered to attend our Annual Luncheon and helping us celebrate 105 years of making a difference in the lives of refugees, immigrants, and low income families in the south Puget Sound. This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which broadened immigration policy by abolishing the National Origins Formula and opened the door to immigrants from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The Act helped reunite many immigrants with their families, making the American dream a tangible possibility to more of the world.

We’ve prepared an exciting program featuring Mayor of Tacoma, Marilyn Strickland, Emcee Lori Matsukawa from KING 5, and participants sharing their personal experiences at Tacoma Community House. A highlight of the event includes honoring long-time Read2Me volunteer and local philanthropist, Peter Darling, with the Champion Award.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT

We apologize for the inconvenience, but there is construction taking place on Broadway and S.17th Street. GTCTC parking lots are open during construction. For lot access during construction: From I-5 Northbound/Southbound, take Exit 133 toward I-705/City Center, follow signs to 15th St. Pacific Ave and move to the far left lane. Proceed up the hill to Market St. and turn left, make another left turn on 17th St. to access Lot D, turn left on Court C to access lot A/garage, turn left on Broadway.

Guest Parking:  $5.00

PARKING LOT A: Parking in lot A (inside convention center). Attendants will be stationed at entrance gate to take CASH AND CREDIT.

PARKING LOT D: Parking in lot D located on Court C Street above convention center  is CASH ONLY.

Luncheon Details

When: Friday, April 10, 2015
Check-in: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

Your ongoing support makes all the difference and helps improve the lives of nearly 3,200 individuals and families. We look forward to having you there.

Flavorful Prizes

Are you ready for some flavor? Treat yourself for a day of flavor on Thursday, October 23, 2014 by enjoying a meal out at a participating restaurant. Restaurants are donating 25% of your food bill to programs and services that strengthen the lives of immigrants, refugees and other community members throughout the Puget Sound region.

And, did we mention you’ll have the opportunity to win some exciting prizes by supporting Flavor? All you have to do is stand up for immigrants while sitting down for a meal on Thursday, October 23.

  • Grand Prize: 7-day/6-night tropical vacation. Choose between two luxurious locations: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico or St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Enjoy your stay at a condo that sleeps 4 comfortably.  Airfare not included.  Other restrictions apply. Valued at $1,750. Donated by Anonymous.
  • First Prize: Salon Escape Spa. Enjoy a year of designer haircuts at an official Aveda salon. Guests enjoy six cuts from a remarkable stylist. Valued at $225. Donated by Bradley Rollins.
  • Second Prize: Northwest Trek and Woodland Park Zoo Family Passes. Have fun with the family and explore the Puget Sound’s wild side. Valued at $140. Donated by Northwest Trek and Woodland Park Zoo
  • Third Prize: Stadium Art & Wine Walk Tickets + Wine Basket. Wine lovers rejoice! Indulge in 4 tickets to Tacoma’s Stadium Art & Wine Walk and a wine basket that will make sommeliers jealous. Valued at $140. Donated by TCH’s Board of Directors

Entry form provided at participating restaurants.