We can make a difference through the Annual Giving Drive

Dear fellow King County employee,

This year’s Annual Giving Drive comes at a time of enormous need. Communities around the world are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in the United States, more than 240,000 people have already lost their lives to the virus, and the numbers continue to grow at an alarming rate.

Devastating wildfires once again raged across California and Oregon this year, and hurricanes ravaged communities around the Atlantic. Just this month, Hurricane Eta killed more than 150 people across Central America and the southeastern United States, while Typhoons Goni and Vamco claimed dozens of lives in the Philippines.

The Annual Giving Drive brings King County employees together to help people and support the causes that we care about. Whether it is advancing education, expanding access to safe, warm shelter, buying food for some of the 1 in 6 Americans that struggle with hunger, or providing clean water to villages all over the globe, our donations make a real impact on people’s lives.

Already this year, hundreds of employees have participated in the Annual Giving Drive, and you still have time to take part. You can go online or use a paper form through Friday, Nov. 20, 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, call 206-263-9405, or attend an online Nonprofit Expo.

Thank you for all you do, both here and outside of work, to help our community and communities around the world thrive.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Dow Constantine
King County Executive