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.