Community Update for March 30th, 2024

Community Updates

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

These updates are produced by the KP Partnership with input from numerous other local organizations

 Timely News

The KP Kids’ Group will have its monthly meeting tomorrow, March 28th, at 11:00 am at KP Middle School (please note the changed location).

The KP Community Council will host its first monthly “Fourth Thursday Coffee Hours” tomorrow, March 28th.  This month’s special guest will be Council Person Robyn Denson.  Come drink coffee and chat with her and other community members at noon at the KP Community office in the Key Center Corral.

Food Backpacks 4 Kids is hosting a food drive on March 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and on March 30th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Items most in need are: canned spaghetti sauce, canned mixed veggies, refried beans, granola bars, canned soups, canned tuna, instant potatoes, and fruit cups.

The KeyPen it Clean group will hold their next clean-up this Saturday, March 30th.  Meet at Evergreen ES.  For more information, go to:

KP Business & Organization Info

Children’s Home Society, now known as AKIN, just announced it will be closing its KP doors permanently at the end of April. If you wish to know more about this closure, feel free to contact Akin President/CEO Dave Newell who can be reached at

Food Backpacks 4 Kids is hosting a 4-20 Comedy Night fundraiser on April 20th at the KP Civic Center.  Tickets are available in person (cash only) at Gnosh Food Truck or CostLess Pharmacy or online at:

The Mustard Seed Project will be hosting a “Life Stories” workshop for 4 weeks starting on Tuesday April 23rd.  Cost is $50. To find out more or sign up, call: (253) 884-9814.

Two Waters Arts Alliance is changing up their annual art walk.  This year it will be on the first FRIDAY of August, the 2nd instead of the first Wednesday.  To find out more, or reserve a booth, go to:


Tacoma Community College GH campus is offering ELA classes this spring.  To find out more, visit the GH campus on April 1st or contact Connie Huerta at: (253) 566-5375 or at

Pierce County is taking comments on their draft comprehensive planning documents (which include changes for the Purdy area).  To find out how to submit comments and to see the draft plan, go to:–Draft-Documents


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