The Gift of a Safe Community-HAC Needs Your Help!

by Hilltop Action Coalition

Organization campaign Keep it all Tacoma, WA, US

After twenty years of serving the Hilltop, the Hilltop Action Coalition (HAC) needs your support to continue its work! Over the past 20 years, the Hilltop Action Coalition has served Tacoma’s Hilltop community through responding to needs in our ... See the whole story

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After twenty years of serving the Hilltop, the Hilltop Action Coalition (HAC) needs your support to continue its work!

Over the past 20 years, the Hilltop Action Coalition has served Tacoma’s Hilltop community through responding to needs in our community, working towards sustainability though a a community resilience project, hosting outreach events, providing educational meetings, supporting and organizing block watch groups and advocating for the community. This has been made possible by generous support from individuals like you/organizations like yours.

This Hilltop Action Coalition is a volunteer run organization.

We are in need of funds to continue to support our mission, our community and our neighborhood.

Your tax deductible donation will help us continue to provide quality services and increase outreach efforts. In supporting the Hilltop Action Coalition, you join others in being a part of this important legacy of stewardship. The following are vital services we hope you will consider supporting:

Community Meetings:

These free interactive educational meetings are open to all. To better serve those who attend, staff from the Tacoma Police Department, the Department of Corrections, the Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma’s Community Based Services and Hilltop Action Coalition Board members are present to address questions and concerns brought up by citizens at these meetings.

Response to Community Issues:
When community members have a concern, HAC is at the ready to mobilize, organize and facilitate solutions. Recent issues that HAC has stepped up to include (but are not limited to) increase reports of violent crime, human trafficking, drug dealing, prostitution and vandalsim.

Community Resilience Project:

HAC, working with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps work to survey and identify resource and needs to help the Hilltop community be prepared and self sufficeint in case of a natural disaster.

National Night Out:

A night where neighbors come to together to share picnics, BBQs, potlucks, ice cream socials, games, music and other community events to celebrate their safe community, create bonds, build partnerships and embrace the sense of true community. In 2013, the Hilltop neighborhood hosted more NNO events than any other neighborhood in the city of Tacoma.

Community Clean Up:

Working in conjunction with the City of Tacoma, HAC sponsors an annual community cleanup where “the dump comes to you” In 2013 223 community members were able to bring trash, junk and other unwanted items to a central location (assistance and vehicles were provided when needed/possible). 21.82 tons of junk and garbage were hauled away

Trunk or Treat:
Trunk or treat is a safe, family friendly, community building alternative to to trick or treating door to door, which includes community members with their car or truck “trunks” decorated from which to give out candy, hot spiced cider or cocoa, live entertainment and lots of fun.

Tool Lending Library: 

HAC operates a tool lending library, providing lawnmovers, edgers, power washers, canopies and other tools available for use by members of the community, for a small annual membership fee.

Educational Seminars:

These informative seminars engage community leaders in the Hilltop and Greater Tacoma areas to encourage neighborhood improvement through stewardship and community mobilization. These free seminars will focus on three proactive crime prevention topics; community cleanups, blight reduction and basic CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles.

Ongoing Support of Organized Block Watch Groups:

The Hilltop Action Coalition provides groups with updated materials and supports them in their outreach efforts. Groups organize clean-ups, holiday events, work crews and other events to engage their neighborhoods and stay connected.

Organize New Block Watch Groups:
Hilltop Action Coalition, at one time had 80 active block groups. As we have moved past our troubled history in the 1980's it has been easy to become complacent. We are working to reinvigorate these groups, not only for crime prevention, but for community support and sustainablity.

Part Time Staff Person: 

The Hilltop Action Coalition is a volunteer run organization. We are a lean, grass roots organization in need of stable funding for a part time staff person to coordinate all of these activities.

More About us:The Hilltop Action Coalition is a community based coalition working to mobilize and empower diverse individuals, families, businesses, and other public and community organizations to build a safe, clean, healthy, dynamic, united community. 

Originally organized to respond to gangs, drugs, and crime on the Hilltop, the Coalition now also works on other issues that affect neighborhood stability, such as housing, health, and a clean environment.

The Hilltop Action Coalition is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, donations made to our organization are tax-deductible. For reference, our EIN is 20-8160894.

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