Donations for Seafarers’ Christmas Boxes

Tacoma Seafarers’ Center is a Christian non-profit organization serving the seafarers who call in the Port of Tacoma. Their purpose is to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the seafarers.

On Sunday December 9, during Education hour (9:30am), our whole church will gather to pack and wrap 100 Christmas boxes that will be given out to the Seafarers. These packages contain practical items as well as a Christian Christmas message.

We need your help to gather the items that will go in each box. Receptacles for these donations will be outside the Life Together Hall and in the Ed Building.

Items to Donate:

  • knitted hats
  • pairs of socks
  • soap (individually packaged)
  • tooth paste
  • tooth brushes
  • chap stick
  • skin lotion (small to medium sized bottles)
  • shampoo (small to medium sized bottles)
  • pens
  • nail clippers
  • pocket calendars
  • deodorant
  • post cards
  • individually packaged candy
  • $ to purchase supplies in bulk

*The best places to purchase items are stores like the Dollar Tree, Costco, or Fred Meyer. Items do not need to be expensive, just unused.

* Please submit donations by Sunday, December 2.


Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful

How to Help our Neighbors

July 17, 2018 | Wendy Morris, Community Engagement Coordinator | Associated Ministries

After a life of service to others, including children in Romania and widows needing help with their houses, Sarah is hoping volunteers will come to paint her home. Her husband, a minister, had a final wish before he died, and that was to have their house painted. We need volunteers to help fulfill his final dream!

Ann is a South Tacoma homeowner who raised three children while working as a waitress, and is now raising her 14-year-old grandson. Another great local organization, Rebuilding Together South Sound, is providing her with free home repairs. Volunteers who choose this house will be part of helping this family in multiple ways!

After years of service to his country, Jamal, a disabled veteran, has been waiting for two years for a group of volunteers to help him. As a single dad of three children, it would mean a great deal to the family to have their home painted. Will you be the ones?

These are just three of the homeowners who are hoping to have their homes painted through the generosity of volunteers and the Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful (PTPB) program. The program, in its 34th year, has helped beautify the homes of over 2,200 residents of our community.

Volunteering is easy: we have opportunities for one-day projects or multiple days beautifying a home from start to finish (scrape, pressure wash, prime, paint). PTPB supplies all the materials needed for the volunteers. For more information and to sign up as an individual or crew, please visit our website,

This article originally appeared online HERE.

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