Thanks so much to all those who contributed to provide our Safe Parking Guests – those people living in their vehicles whom we host in our parking lot – with Safeway gift cards. As of Sunday, January 1, 2023 (yes!) you donated $500 in gift cards (or cash to purchase gift cards). Amazingly generous!
Our guests depend on gas to get to work, keep warm overnight and even charge their mobile phones (essential for communication with service providers, family, supervisors, etc.). And gas is expensive! Safeway gift cards can be used for instore purchases as well as at Safeway gas stations.
The TUUC Social Justice Subcommittee on Housing Insecurity hopes to continue collecting Safeway gift cards (or $ to purchase them) in any denomination from $5 to $50. Our goal is to provide gift cards throughout the year and we are developing criteria to manage that goal. Cards or cash can be brought to the church during any service, placed in an envelope and put through the mail slot (next to the doors on the S. L St side of the church) or mailed: TUUC Safe Parking, 1115 S. 56th St., Tacoma WA 98408. Please put the denomination on the card.
Thank you for helping to build a supportive and loving community both within and outside our building. We are making a difference!