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“It is not enough to be good. Altrusans must be good for something.”
— from the Principles of Altrusa by Mamie L. Bass

Our #1 Goal:  Attract enthusiastic people with a passion for service.  Bring them along into service through community, connection and fun.  Multiply times a thousand...

Members in Altrusa are Members in Altrusa are expected—and encouraged—to participate in volunteer projects and raise money for local charities. But you never have to do more than you are able. A funny thing happens though when you participate wholeheartedly: the more active you are within Altrusa and the community, the more you gain from your membership. Now that's what we call a win-win.

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Altrusa is for Service

Altrusa Foundation has taken on some major projects, all of which benefit the local Gig Harbor community, including:

  • Pledging $100,000 over ten years to furnish the Community Kitchen for the new Boys & Girls Club of Gig Harbor. We have finished our final year and are ready for our "Burn the Mortgage" party on September when we present the Boys & Girls Club with the final $10,000 check!
  • Providing an annual donation of $2,000 in scholarship funding for the Peninsula Youth Orchestra.
  • Contributing thousands of dollars worth of school supplies and basic clothing to children in need in Peninsula schools.

Altrusa is for Friendship and Fun

Altrusa is not all work and no play! Club members are friends who enjoy organizing par­ties, tours (including the boat tour shown above), a night out at the movies, or a barbecue in the backyard. Our members attend community events as a group and enjoy everything from ball games with The Chamber of Commerce to the Garden Tour benefiting TCC's Adult Basic Education Program, interclub activities with our sister Puyallup or Olympia Altrusa clubs, and art shows in our neigh­boring City of Tacoma.

The club welcomes new members, as well as Friends of Altrusa who are willing to help out with our programs and projects.

Altrusa is for the World

Altrusa has chapters all over the world, including England, Ireland, India, and Russia.

In February 2014 the Philippines suffered a devastating hurricane. The Gig Harbor Altrusa group sent many boxes of clothes, kitchenware, and books to one of the smaller islands in the Philippines that was receiving very little aid. The Cabancalan Elementary School was thrilled with the books and encyclopedias in the shipment, as they had lost most of their books in the disaster.

 

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Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Treat yourself, or better yet, bring your children to the Altrusa Jewelry Sale the weekend before Mother's Day—Friday, May 1st from 10am to 6pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 10am to 3pm—and let them pick out a piece of gently used, new, vintage, or handmade jewelry for you.  All of the jewelry has been donated by the community especially for this sale.

The sale is being held at the Soundview Business Park (across the street from the Harvester Restaurant) at 5775 Soundview Drive in Gig Harbor.  Follow the signs and browse from an amazing array of beautiful jewelry at very reasonable prices.  All proceeds benefit Altrusa Gig Harbor's Foundation programs and projects for kids.

 

Altrusa Foundation presents the 18th Annual Gig Harbor
Holiday Tour of Homes December 14th, 2013

Saturday, December 14th, 2014 10am - 5pm

Over the past 20 years, thousands of residents and visitors have flocked to Gig Harbor on the 2nd Saturday of December to enjoy an inside peek at some of The Harbor’s most beautiful home designs, and beautifully decorated homes. Altrusa Gig Harbor’s annual Holiday Tour of Homes is a Holiday tradition, thanks to the generous homeowners who agree to share their private residence with the ticket-holders, all to benefit the kids of our community. Some homes feature magnificent views. Some are artistically furnished. All have a host of interesting and beautiful family traditions to inspire the spirit of the season. Join this year’s throng and make this your holiday tradition!

 Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club Community Kitchen, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, ASK (Altrusa Serving Kids) and Altrusa Mentor Corps.

 

Altrusa Foundation presents the
20th Annual Gig Harbor Holiday Tour of Homes

Saturday, December 13th 10am–5pm

Over the past 20 years, thousands of residents and visitors have flocked to Gig Harbor on the 2nd Saturday of December to enjoy an inside peek at some of the Harbor’s most beautiful home designs and beautifully decorated homes. Altrusa Gig Harbor’s annual Holiday Tour of Homes is a holiday tradition, thanks to the generous homeowners who agree to share their private residences with the ticket-holders, all to benefit the kids of our community. Some homes feature magnificent views. Some are artistically furnished. All have a host of interesting and beautiful family traditions to inspire the spirit of the season. Join this year’s throng and make this your holiday tradition!
 
Check out our 20th Annual Gig Harbor Holiday Tour of Homes webiste to view photos from previous tours and purchase tour tickets.

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 Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club Community Kitchen, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, ASK (Altrusa Serving Kids), and Altrusa Mentor Corps.

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