Below is an overview of some of the services and solutions facilitated by the proceeds of the Taste of Gig Harbor. If at any time, while you are browsing through this list or our catalog section, you have a question related to Taste of Gig Harbor, please see our Contact Us page.
Computers for Camana, Peru
Peninsula High, Rotary Interact Club members and sponsors delivered and installed computers for remote schools in Peru.
Computers, Clothing and Essentials for Philippine Children
Rotary members delivered computers, clothing and other essentials to remote villages in the Philippines.
Gig Harbor Maritime Playzone
An all-ability, all-inclusive play experience built at City Park at Crescent Creek
Boys & Girls Club, Gig Harbor
Proceeds of a previous “Raise the Paddle” benefitted the Cheney Family Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
Tom Taylor Family YMCA, Gig Harbor
Rotary Club of Gig Harbor is a member of the Chairman’s Round Table of the Y
Helping Children All Over the World
Our live and silent auction is our most productive large, public fund-raiser of the year. We produce it with our partners, the food, drink, and service businesses of greater Gig Harbor.
Guests are not handed a plate with rubber chicken or hockey puck fish. Each diner walks among the many kiosks set up by our sponsors and selects the best of the best of Gig Harbor.
While picking and choosing dinner delights, guests browse the auction offerings, bidding on the silent items and surveying the live auction items for bidding opportunities during the most fun activity, the live auction.
- Midway school relocation and restoration
- Reconstruction of the Orthopedic Guild Thrift Store
- Installation of tables, benches, and distance markers on Cushman Trail
- Construction of the original “Head of the Harbor” at Jersich Park
- Construction of the Pavilion at Skansie Park
- Construction of a pavilion and pedestrian bridge at Sehmel Homestead Park
- Assisting the Mustard Seed Project on the Key Peninsula – new office and meeting facility
- Construction of the Pavilion at Gateway Park on the Key Peninsula
- Construction of a storage shed for the Angel Guild of the Key Peninsula
- Gig Harbor Film Festival
- Waterfront flag pole and flag
- Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival
Health and Safety
- Mary Bridge Courage Classic spaghetti lunch
- Disaster Relief
- Gig Harbor Dragon Boat Team
Education and Childhood Development
- Over $1 million in scholarships awarded to local high school graduates
- Contribution to over 30 Eagle Scout projects
- Financial support for the Gig Harbor Boys and Girls Club
- Financial Support for the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Club
- Support for Pioneer School Experience at the Harbor History Museum
- Financial and volunteer support for the Harbor History Museum
- Financial support for the Gig Harbor YMCA
- Installation of school computer labs in rural Peru with student participation
- Providing Polio vaccinations in rural Africa and Southeast Asia
- Cleft palate operations in developing countries including the Philippines
- Literacy projects in rural Guatemala
- Clean water projects in Peru, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Kenya
- Computer, books and clothing program in the Philippines
- Earlyact (Rotary for K-5 ages) Fundraising and service projects at Artondale Elementary
- Interact (Rotary for 6-12 ages) Fundraising and service projects at Peninsula HS and Harbor Ridge middle school.
- Foreign Exchange students sent and received internationally from PSD High Schools every other year.
- Dancing in the Classrooms for 5th graders at 5 Elementary schools taught by professional instructors
- First Tee is a Golf program supported financially in the schools. The after school program provides mentor coaches and scholarships for low income students.
- RYLA- Rotary Youth Leadership program provided for High School students at PLU
- Implementation of a transition program at the Purdy Women’s Correctional Facility
- Vehicle recycling program
- Mental Health transformation Project
- Scholarships and Mentorship program with the First Tee of South Puget Sound
- Henderson Bay Career Fair project
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