YWCA Seeks Donations

YWCA Pierce County facilities all closed Tuesday in response to the Health Department’s recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Its clients still need the help of the nonprofit — which supports victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children — and the YWCA, in turn, needs community help to continue providing aid.

“There is so much that is unknown to us right now — we don’t know the depths of our losses from canceling future fundraising events and future funding, but we do know that COVID-19 is affecting our clients and we do know that we have lost funding due to canceling the RAGS Wearable Art Sale,” said Alicia Price, communications and marketing coordinator at YWCA Pierce County. “In this current state of events, we need our community more than ever. YWCA is attempting to meet the needs of our clients by organizing drive-thru resources so that our clients can continue to have their needs met and be healthy and safe.”

If you have excess of diapers (especially sizes 4 to 6), laundry pods, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, disinfectant towels, or disinfectant spray, please consider dropping them off at YWCA Pierce County at 405 Broadway St. in Tacoma. You can also send items to the building directly by shopping via the nonprofit’s Amazon Wish List.

Price added that, “We have rescheduled our Annual Celebration Luncheon, our most-attended fundraiser, to June 23rd, 2020. If you are able to, please consider attending this event as another way to support YWCA and the work we do with survivors of domestic violence.”

More information and registration can be found at this website.

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