Thank you from Employee Giving Program – Last Day of the Annual Giving Drive

Dear fellow King County employee,

In the midst our work, our families, the planning, schooling, cooking, finding new routines, and doing what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are encouraged to stop and take a moment next week to celebrate all those very precious people and things we have in our lives.

This year, I am thankful for the extra time with my children. While it is hard balancing all the things, I am getting to see parts of them I didn’t know before. They are showing me how to persevere through this time with a new perspective. I am grateful for the chance to run again and that my body is able. I am grateful that we work with some of the best Public Health professionals in the nation, who are working tirelessly for all of us. And, I am thankful for all of you.

And, as we give thanks for all that we have, there will be thousands of people who will also be giving Thanks for you.

Thanks to you, 400 people from low-income households accessed medical care.

Thanks to you, 400,000 meals were put on the table this year for families in need.

Thanks to you, a star of hope is shining bright for our communities when we need it most.

As a reminder, if you are making a donation of eligible Vacation or Compensatory time, please remember that today, November 20, 2020, is a firm deadline, and one of the benefits of PeopleSoft is that donations can be made from home.  

Every year hundreds of hours of time have to be turned away because they come in after the deadline and were not able to be processed. Click here to learn more about giving time.

The best way to ensure that your pledge reaches us in time this year is to do one of the following:

To share what you are thankful for or to receive personal assistance, please go to the Employee Giving Program website at www.kingcounty.gov/giving, call 206-263-9405, or email employeegiving@kingcounty.gov. We have Zoom office hours from 11 a.m. to noon today.

We all do something in some way to give back to our communities not only through the EGP but also outside of the workplace. Your efforts are admirable and why we continue to work for ways to support you in all the ways you give. Thank you to all the amazing employees who have given their talent and time as volunteers at their worksite. Thank you to leadership that has been supportive of these efforts and have led by example. Thank you to every single one of you.

Gratefully,

 

 

Junelle Kroontje
Employee Giving Program Manager

P.S. as the saying goes, “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something” Every small act adds up to a huge something