Supporting Disability Awareness Month through the 2020 Annual Giving Drive  

Each year King County employees help hundreds of nonprofit organizations do vital work in our community and around the world by donating to the Annual Giving Drive.

The start of this year’s Giving Drive coincides with Disability Awareness Month, which King County celebrates each October. The following are four participating nonprofits whose work helps people with disabilities:

  • Alliance of People with disAbilities (9438) – To provide independent living resources and advocate for the well-being and assure full exercise of human rights of persons with disAbilities.
  • Center for Independence (9185) – Empowering people with disabilities to live independently in the community by providing peer support, IL skills training, advocacy, transition and information and referral.
  • Disability Rights Washington (9921) – Statewide organization advocating for the rights of people with all disabilities in Washington, advancing dignity, equality and self-determination.
  • Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (9267) – We empower people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech differences through advocacy, early education, audiology, speech therapy, and ASL interpreting.

There are hundreds of nonprofits working on the causes you care about that you can support in this year’s campaign. Find out the many ways that you can take action in support of the participating nonprofits who are doing great work in our community and around the world.

From now to Nov. 20, you can go online or use a paper form to make a pledge to your favorite Employee Giving Program nonprofits by:

  • Payroll donation: One-time, once–per-month, or twice–per-month.
  • Time donation: Eligible vacation or comp time. See your department Lead Ambassador for details in your office.
  • Check or credit card: Made out directly to the nonprofit.
  • Volunteering: Up to three sick days per calendar year at a nonprofit in the EGP (for non-represented and employees whose union has approved this benefit, including those covered by the Master Labor Agreement).

For more information, contact your Employee Giving Program Ambassador, visit www.kingcounty.gov/giving, email EmployeeGiving@KingCounty.gov or call 206-263-9405.