SENCo, You’re Total Sock Stars!

We have some toe-rrific news: A HUGE thanks to all you sock stars in the South End who donated $1150 last month for Sock-tober in Tacoma!!! 

If you wonder how many socks that buys, well we did, too… As it turns out, it’s two full-size shopping carts filled with socks! See pictures above of SENCo board members Andi Haug & Athena Brewer shopping for as many socks as possible at Fred Meyer with store manager Rebecca Leeper. 

We send a BIG special thank you to Rebecca and her team at Fred Meyer, our wonderful community partners who generously contributed an additional $50 gift card & 10% off the entire order–including the current store-wide sale for ‘buy any pair of socks, get another (of equal or lesser value) half off.’ What a great pair of over-arching discounts helping to stretch our community dollars! We heart Fred Meyer & Rebecca’s team!

Again, our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your sole-warming donations and support for the South End. With these funds and assistance from our community partners, we were able to purchase a little over 1000 pairs of socks! We chose a healthy smattering of large, medium, & small socks, all children’s ages socks, work/walking socks, athletic socks, bright colorful socks, striped socks, fuzzy socks, even some Baby Yoda (aka Grogu) baby socks! Delivery was made to the Tacoma Rescue Mission for distribution on Monday.

We heart you, SENCo! You’re so on the ball. Keep up the good works!


Nov 14 Fun Fall Clean-Up Invite

Want to make a big difference to our community in a small amount of time?

 Join your South End Neighborhood Council for an Hour of Power!

YOU are invited to a fun fall clean-up:

When:  9AM-10AM  Sunday  November  14  2021 

Meet-Up  @  845AM

Where:  1740  S  84th St

Church  Parking  Lot

Bags  &  Supplies  Provided


❤️ SENCo


Thank You, Penny!

Our favorite Pierce Transit employee Penny Grellier has pulled the cord, sadly indicating this is her last stop aboard the SENCo bus. Kidding aside, we can’t thank Penny enough for her contribution to the South End in her service to SENCo. It’s been a pleasure to work with her over the years, and we’re grateful to have her remain on the SNAPs committee even as she steps down from the board. We wish you well in all you do, Penny!

SENCo Nov 1 General Meeting @7pm

We hope you can join us for our last meeting in 2021 on November 1st at 7pm!

Click here for the agenda, & see below for the Zoom link information:

Topic: SENCo November General Meeting
Time: Nov 1, 2021 07:00 PM 
Join Zoom Meeting Online:
Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276
Join Zoom Meeting by Phone:
        1 253 215 8782 
Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

In addition to updates for the South End from our Liaisons Extraordinaire, we will hold our annual SENCo Board Election at the November meeting. We have a great candidate applying for the open position from the Larchmont area of SENCo: April Smith!

REMINDER: SENCo Recesses in December, Following Meeting January 3, 2022

Welcome aboard, Cheryl Kopec!

Join us in welcoming our newest SENCo board member, Cheryl Kopec! As an Army Veteran who served in Iraq, local Microsoft tech-xpert who is also fluent in French, and the owner of the sweetest service dog Charlie, we are so glad to have Cheryl on the SENCo team! With her experience as treasurer for Occupy and a penchant for organization and numbers, Cheryl has already joined our Executive Board as Treasurer, and we are all grateful to have her aboard! Pun intended 😉  Welcome, Cheryl (& Charlie)!!!

SENCo October 4 General Meeting at 7pm

Hi Ya’ll. Happy Fall. Hope you’re enjoying the lovely turn of this season!

Our upcoming October General Meeting will feature our Liaisons Extraordinaire giving us important news we can use about City services in the South End, & all four Council Member candidates running in both South End districts 4 & 5 have been invited to join us and share their platform with you!

If you haven’t shared your thoughts on what exactly is needed to make the South End better, please do so ASAP by filling out this quick SNAPs survey. Your voice is important & we want to hear from you!

We Heart You South End! Hope to see you soon! Here’s the Zoom info:

Topic: SENCo October General Meeting

Time: Oct 4, 2021 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting Online:


Meeting ID: 783 240 9538

Passcode: 236276

JoinZoom Meeting via Phone:

253 215 8782 (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 783 240 9538

Passcode: 236276

Tidy-Up Tacoma: Lincoln District

Tidy-Up Tacoma 2021

South End Location #1: Lincoln District 

When: 10am-2pm on September 28, 2021

Where: Meet in front of Starbucks at S 38th St &  S G St at 9:45am

This past year and a half has been tough on all of us, and for our local businesses. We’ve seen the trash piling up and graffiti piling on around the area. Want to help do something about it? Well, SENCo is here for you because we‘re all in this together. It’s time to Tidy-Up Tacoma!

From September to November, the City of Tacoma’s Tidy-Up Tacoma program will be sending out crews to local business districts to clean up litter/debris, perform graffiti removal, right-of-way landscaping, street sweeping, and more!

The first Tidy-Up Tacoma event in the South End is on September 28th in the Lincoln District. (See below for the full schedule.)*

To show our support for the Lincoln District, SENCo will meet up at 9:45am in front of Starbucks on S 38th St & S G St and help out from 10am to 2pm. You’re welcome to join us! We’ll have bags, gloves, vests, and masks available for you.

Any questions? Visit the city’s website or contact us at TidyUp253@gmail.


*SENCo is working with the city to make sure the areas from S 56th St to S 96th St along Pacific Ave S will also be included.

SENCo General Meeting via Zoom TUESDAY September 7 @ 7pm

Happy September, South Enders!

First, a heads up! Due to the Labor Day holiday, the upcoming general meeting will be held on TUESDAY, September 7th at 7pm. You can find a copy of the agenda here, and see below for Zoom login information or follow us on facebook to watch live.

SENCo General Meeting
TUESDAY Sep 7, 2021 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting Online


Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

Join Zoom Meeting by Phone

1 253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb9vpkgSdy

We’re looking forward to the September meeting with three great guest speakers and a lot of information about upcoming events and what’s going on in the South End!

We hope to see you there!


A HUGE thank you to everyone who showed up to show the South End some love for the August SENCo Summer Fun Clean-Up along Hosmer today! Special shout-outs to Blueberry Park (who donated their weekly Sunday clean-up) & Stafford Safe St groups who came out in full force today! You all were awesome!

We collected about 25 bags of litter in 2 hours! If you missed this one but ❤️ the South End like we do, stay tuned for our next clean-up in September & join us! We’d love to see you there!


A big virtual round of applause to the Blueberry Park, Fern Hill, & Larchmont neighborhoods for putting on a great outdoor National Night Out (NNO) event this year! SENCo was great full for the invitation to attend & see you all safely!

Thank you to everyone in the South End who stopped by, as well as Darren & Amy from Safe Sts for supporting the community, SENCo board member Penny was representing Pierce Transit with great information & treats, & last but not least, a huge thank you to Jubilee Restaurant owner Jose Chavez for donating a $25 gift certificate to SENCo for the We ❤️ the South End coloring raffle prize.

We’re already looking forward to next the festivities next year!

❤️ SENCo