We are so excited to be celebrating our first year as a chapter, December is our Friendiversary. Here are some of the major milestones we are excited to be celebrating this year:
Our first cohort of kids signed on over the summer in August 2020.
Our first three Friends were hired in March 2020 and attended the last in-person New Friends Training in Portland, Ore.
Our Friends created Facebook Live videos in a series called "15 Minutes with Friends" in March and April. They read books and created fun art projects geared toward pre-K and young children.
We set up our AmazonSmile account and a wish list for our programming space. We have been blown away and so thankful for the kind donations and purchases.
We had our first chapter-wide movie night in November and watched The Secret Life of Pets and ate gummy bears and popcorn together. We delivered treat bags with Rubik's cubes and markers to our youth.
We hired our Development Coordinator, Lina Tran, in November 2020 as well as a local Development consultant, Emily Happy, who are both hard at work creating a lasting and impactful development and fundraising plan for our chapter and an exciting variety of events for 2021.
We were gifted a wonderful donation from John L. Scott Tacoma North that was earmarked for our first November harvest bag food donation for our youth and families. John L. Scott Tacoma North also donated a bag of stuffed animals that we will give to our youth in December.
It's been an incredible first year and we're excited for the next 12+ years we'll be spending with the youth and families in our program. You can help us support this cohort and our growth for years to come by making a gift today.