The Annual Employee Giving Drive and National Hispanic Heritage Month

donation-pageThe County’s 2016 Annual Employee Giving Drive began last week, and this year’s goal is to raise $1.82 million! The Employee Giving Program is a philanthropic resource for King County employees that benefits county employees by providing prescreened nonprofits, allowing you to plan your giving, making it possible for you to donate time (vacation or compensatory hours), and offering anonymity.

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the following are four nonprofits serving the King County area that are eligible to receive donations through the Employee Giving Program. Take a look at the services they provide!

  • Casa Latina (9307) Empowering Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing.
  • El Centro de la Raza (9349) Human & Emergency Services (food, housing, etc.), Child & Youth programs (college readiness, academic achievement, etc.), & Education/Asset-building programs (employment, etc.)
  • Open Doors for Multicultural Families (9668) Dedicated to the needs of diverse families who have loved ones with developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
  • VIVA Hispanic Foundation NW (9094) Provides educational support and opportunities, conducts programs aimed at empowering the Hispanic and other minority communities in the State of Washington.

You may pledge either online in PeopleSoft or with a paper form. Through payroll donations, employees can donate to as many as 20 nonprofits, and contributions can be made bimonthly (first two pay checks each month), monthly (second paycheck each month) or annually (first paycheck in January).

Every donation made through the Employee Giving Program is tax deductible. Just keep track of the proper paperwork and you can deduct your donations when you file your taxes!

This year’s drive runs through November 18. For more information, visit the EGP site. For additional questions, contact your EGP Ambassador, email EmployeeGiving@KingCounty.gov or call 206-263-9405.