"Ask Me About My Bag"
What is it all about?
One in four of those in the homelessness response system of Pierce County are under the age of 18. On any given night, 90 youth are homeless. During the week of September 30-October 4, Junior League of Tacoma Advocates will carry a bag with the words 'Ask Me About My Bag" printed on the side. The mission of the 'Ask Me About My Bag' initiative is to bring attention to and spread the word about the crisis of youth homelessness in Pierce County.
In addition to advocating for awareness of youth experiencing homelessness, JLT partners with organizations that directly support the youth to become self sufficient. Our trained volunteers have prepared and served meals to the residents of the Tacoma Rescue Mission, collected and donated thousands of hygiene products to the Beacon Center for homeless youth, and advocated for the new Arlington Drive Youth Campus, which will provide a 12 bed Crisis Residential Center and rental units for youth experiencing homelessness.
Funds raised through the 'Ask Me About My Bag' initiative allow the JLT to improve our community through our work with community partners and provide our volunteers with leadership, training, and development opportunities.
Junior League of Tacoma (JLT) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
JLT’s current focus is working on a multi-faceted approach to reach the goal that youth experiencing homelessness in Pierce County have the capacity for self sufficiency.
Office: 3720 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA 98405
Mailing: PO Box 7821 Tacoma, WA 98417