Altrusa Gig Harbor

“It is not enough to be good. Altrusans must be good for something.”
— from the Principles of Altrusa by Mamie L. Bass 

Altrusa is a service organization dedicated to building a stronger community through Service, Partnership, Leadership, Friendship & Fun.

Altrusa International of Gig Harbor was chartered in 1981.  Our members participate in a variety of activities that support Gig Harbor's children. Altrusa projects include:

  • Yearly Empty Bowls event to fund food scholarships for 1 in 4 children in Gig Harbor whose summers may be periods of hunger
  • $100,000 raised for the Boys & Girls Club commercial kitchen
  • Scholarships for the Peninsula Youth Orchestra and new music stands
  • Million Cookie Challenge to send cookies to our overseas troops
  • Purses and toiletries donated to the Purdy Prison Purse Program
  • Make a Difference Day Children's Book Drive
  • Jewelry Sale & Gift Fair to benefit the Peninsula Youth Orchestra