The Annual Employee Giving Drive and Disability Awareness Month

The County’s 2016 Annual Employee Giving Drive continues, and this year’s goal is to raise $1.82 million. King County employees have donated $286,165.44 so far, bringing the drive to 15.7% of the goal!

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 King County’s Disability Awareness 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!

  • The Arc of King County (9233) 233 6th Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 – Serving individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities through case management, peer support, leadership training, and advocacy.
  • Children’s Therapy Center (9200) 10811 SE Kent-Kangley Rd. Kent, WA 98030 – Provides physical, occupational, & speech therapy; early intervention services; orthotics & equipment; & other essential services & products to children with special needs.
  • SightConnection (9301) 9709 Third Ave NE, Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98107 – Providing aid, tools and support to the visually impaired and blind to remain or retain independence. Services provided regardless of ability to pay.
  • Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (9280) 2640 Benson Rd S, Renton, WA 98055 – CHILD addresses the needs of children often denied access to local education programs due to challenges posed by severe sensory processing disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, emotional-behavioral disabilities, autism, and extreme anxiety.

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.