Your One Stop to Community, Connection, & Empowerment
What started in 2020 as a distribution event to serve communities struggling during the pandemic, has grown into a large-scale collaborative event that connects people to resources and services to find stability and quality employment. We’ve spent the last year listening to the community and fine-tuning the event to be what they want and need it to be. Held quarterly in different communities in Pierce County, no two Collaboration for a Cause events are the same. Each one is catered to the identified needs of that community.
Since 2022, the event has served over 675 individuals and families and made over 2,092 referrals to partners.
Register as a volunteer or vendor
If you or your organization is interested in volunteering or participating as a part of our next Collaboration for a Cause event, please fill out our Volunteer & Participating Organization Interest form.
What to Expect When Attending
Collaboration for a Cause events are held quarterly, generally outdoors, in locations throughout Pierce County. When arriving at the event, look for the “Entrance” sign. There you will receive a wristband with a number on it. You will fill out a registration form and receive a road map. Put your number on each and turn in the registration form. There is also an option above to pre-register for the event and even those who cannot attend in person are encourage to register so they can still be connected with services.
With your road map in hand, you can visit the various booths to explore the unique services and resources available to you. Booths will be organized into sections based on the type of services they provide or demographics they serve, including Employment, Education & Training, Young Adult, Health, Basic Needs, LGBTQ+, Veterans, and Disabilities.
Once you have visited all the booths you are interested in, mark on your road map which organizations you’d like to connect further with and turn it into the administrative booth at the exit (there will be an exit flag.) We will match your referral requests with our partners through the registration form and providers will reach out to you in the coming week.
Resources Available at Each Event
Supportive resources for daily living
Employers ready to hire now
Education & Training
Tools to start a new job or career
Resources for personal health
Specialized resources for youth
Specialized resources for the LGBTQ+ community
Specialized resources for the Veteran & Military community
Specialized resources for those living with disabilities