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The North East Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition is a program under the fiscal sponsorship of Meeker PTSA that supports  students and their families in NE Tacoma across five schools by consistently meeting basic needs to strengthen our community and set students up for success.

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Make a Difference Today

Northeast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition Welcomes You

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A Bit of Background

Northeast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition at a Glance

The NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition is a program under the fiscal sponsorship of Meeker PTSA that supports students and families at  Crescent Heights Elementary, Browns Point Elementary, Meeker Middle, NE Tacoma Elementary and Stadium High School.  We work closely with school staff, PTAs, and  additional community partners and focus on providing weekend meals and other basic needs supports to students in need in our community.  Students receiving assistance from the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition are identified by the principal and counseling team at each participating school.   Confidentiality is an essential value of the program.  The Coalition does not keep a wait list, and has expanded to serve every student identified by school staff as needing food assistance.

Awards

NET HKC Recognized for Making a Difference

Gold Star Community Partnership Award

In the fall of 2018, members of the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition attended the Tacoma School Board meeting to accept the Gold Star Community Partnership Award honoring our community’s commitment to meeting the needs of students in NE Tacoma.

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Volunteers

How You Can Help

We need you!  We could not meet the basic needs of our local students without community support.  We are looking for volunteers and for food donations and financial contributions on a monthly basis.

Donate your time

The Coalition has monthly volunteer opportunities to help pack and deliver weekend meal bags to our local schools.  Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be informed of volunteer dates!   Have a business or group that would like to volunteer? Reach out to us at nethealthykidscoalition@gmail.com to inquire about setting up a special volunteer opportunity for your group!

Make a financial contribution

Make a financial donation to the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition.  Meeker PTSA can then use funds to purchase food supplies and other basic needs support to serve our families. Your donation may be tax-deductible!  

This is the quickest way for you to support our efforts. 

 

If you would like to make a donation via check, please reach out to us at nethealthykidscoalition@gmail.com to make arrangements. Donations by check are accepted by Meeker PTSA which is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Donate Non-Perishable Food and Hygiene Items

Ship food and hygiene products to the Coalition via our Amazon Wish List.  Items will be shipped to one of the NE Tacoma Schools.

Donations can also be dropped off at one of our donation bins. 

Bins are located the following locations in the community:

Browns Point Elementary

Center at Norpoint

Crescent Heights Elementary

Meeker Middle School

NE Tacoma Elementary

Stadium High School

Want to host a drive and collect food items for the Coalition? Contact us directly and we would be happy to work with you!

We are so grateful for our NE Tacoma community and the many ways you support our local students and families. Thank you for your ongoing support! 

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Acknowledgements

2022-2023 School Year

Thank you to the groups who contributed financially, packed and/or donated food and hygiene products, and supported our Holiday Help this school year:​

  • Ameriprise Financial Services LLC

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    Browns Point Elementary PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Browns Point United Methodist Church

  • Costco Federal Way

  • Crescent Heights PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Hurst Law PLLC

  • ILWU Local 23

  • Klasna Family

  • Alec Klasna with Jon Bye and Associates

  • Kleeberger Family Foundation

  • Marine View Christian Preschool

  • Marine View Presbyterian Church

  • Marine View Youth Group

  • Meeker Middle School PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Meeker Middle School Music Department

  • Mike and Teri Nist

  • NE Tacoma Neighborhood Council

  • New Day Church

  • NE Tacoma Elementary PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Saint Matthew's Church

  • Saint Leo's Children's Meal Program

  • Staff at Browns Point, Crescent Heights, Meeker, NE Tacoma and Stadium for participating in our Teachers for Turkeys Drive

  • WinCo Federal Way

Thank you to Browns Point Elementary and Tacoma School District for generously providing the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition with a designated space for our program operations.

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Acknowledgements

2023-2024 School Year

Thank you to the groups who contributed financially, packed and/or donated food and hygiene products, and supported our Holiday Help this school year:​

  • Boy Scouts Troop 398

  • Browns Point Elementary ASB, PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Browns Point Elementary Students Day of Service

  • Browns Point United Methodist Church

  • Browns Point Postal Mailboxes 

  • Center at Norpoint

  • Costco Federal Way

  • Crescent Heights PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Kleeberger Family

  • Louis Germani, Eagle Scout Project

  • ILWU Local 23

  • Marine View Christian Preschool

  • Marine View Presbyterian Church

  • Meeker Middle School Music Department

  • Meeker Middle School PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • NE Tacoma Neighborhood Council

  • Christian Montemayor, Eagle Scout Project

  • NE Tacoma Elementary PTA, Staff and Community Members

  • Puyallup Tribe of Indians Charity Trust Board​

  • Resurrection Lutheran Church

  • Saint Leo's Children's Meal Program

  • Stadium High School Honor Society Students

  • Stadium High School JROTC

  • Stadium High School Performing Arts Staff and Students

  • Soundside Church

  • Staff at Browns Point Elementary, Crescent Heights Elementary, Meeker Middle School, NE Tacoma Elementary and Stadium High School who participated in our Hamming It Up for the Holidays Ham Drive and our Staff Packing Day in January.

  • WATCH D.O.G.S. from Browns Point, Crescent Heights, NE Tacoma Elementary Schools for their participation in a Day of Service!

Thank you to Browns Point Elementary and Tacoma School District for generously providing the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition with a designated space for our program operations.

Thank you to the dedicated members of the

NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition Steering Committee for 2023-2024:

Becky Byrd, Browns Point Elementary

Gina Coheley, Meeker Middle School

Katrina Caldwell, Stadium High School

Doria Hathorn, Browns Point Elementary

Tricia Hocking, Volunteer Coordinator

Shannon Marshall, Stadium High School

Jeannie Nist, Co-Chair, Holiday Help Coordinator

Jewel Ocariz, Co-Chair, Weekend Meal Bag Coordinator

Laura Schrenk, Meeker Middle School

Jaimie Smith, Crescent Heights Elementary

Amy Sofie, NE Tacoma Elementary

Jamie Williams, Communications Coordinator

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"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

Desmond Tutu

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