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Puyallup Cares event seeks to inspire year-round community service

The largest Puyallup gathering of nonprofit organizations will occur at the Puyallup Cares Event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 25) at Pioneer Park.

Between 19 and 23 nonprofit organizations are expected to attend, with three to four community projects and events available to volunteers.

Family activities at the event will include games, raffles, food and a wall for kids to write their own ideas for how to serve in their community.

This event is hosted by the One Another Foundation under its new Puyallup Cares initiative and is designed to foster a community mindset of a caring community. The initiative is working to support a change from a culture of holiday-only giving to a culture of year-round giving and to motivate the community to seek out ways to help others in their community.

All attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for the Eight 12 Challenge, which is a pledge to serve, donate or care for their community eight out of the next 12 months.

An interactive website allows participants of the Eight 12 Challenge to log their activity and allows community members to see the ways that others are giving back. This website will be updated monthly with information on community needs and ways to help out.

Local dignitaries will also be in attendance at the event to take the Eight 12 Challenge publicly.

For more information on the Puyallup Cares initiative, visit www.theoneanotherfoundation.org/puyallup-cares.