Now recruiting 2020 Ambassadors! 

Even when we’re apart, we can act together to make a difference. It’s part of who we are as King County Employees. Now, more than ever, the Annual Giving Drive is important for our community, for each other, and for ourselves.   It will look and feel different, but the joy and purpose is the same. You will get bring your creativity to life, expand your technology and digital communications skills, and bring joy while building community and connection for your teams. The program is a vast resource for us as we navigate… Read More

You’re invited: Star Awards and Celebration, Feb. 20  

It’s time to celebrate all the goodness!  And that means celebrating you, our King County employees — the people who went above and beyond to make the Annual Giving Drive a success. You’re invited to our Annual Employee Giving Program Celebration and Awards.  Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 8:30 – 10 a.m., King County Courthouse, 9th Floor, Room E-942  We are also looking for employees to share their Employee Giving Ambassador stories of inspiration, gratitude, and connection. Whatever goodness it was, we want to hear, and then share as part of the celebration. Submit stories… Read More

Giving Tuesday: Make a Difference Today and All Year Long

As our Annual Giving Drive winds down, you can still make a difference through the Employee Giving Program. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration. To join the movement, and make it easy to give all year round, we’ve reopened the online pledging system for payroll donations for one day only! Give now. More than 500 past contributors have yet to renew payroll for 2020. Renewal is easy — but not automatic. Renew now. If you’ve already pledged — thank you for your generosity! On… Read More

Giving thanks by giving back

Dear fellow King County employee: In the midst of planning, traveling, cooking, working, and reflecting we are encouraged to stop and take a moment next week to celebrate all of those very precious people and things we have in our lives. This year, I am thankful for the extra time we were never promised with my mother. The moments and memories we were able to create and the endless gifts she gave to me of courage, love, and perseverance. I am grateful for my work family who, without flinching, stepped up to… Read More

2019 Annual Giving Drive: Spotlight on nonprofits fighting hunger  

The Annual Giving Drive ends this Friday, Nov. 22, and this week we’re highlighting four nonprofits that are fighting hunger in our community and across the world:  Feed the Children (5003) One of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations, bringing together caring individuals to provide food, water, education, and job training in 50 states and 18 countries.  Food Lifeline (9302) We rescue millions of pounds of surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants. We then deliver this healthy and nutritious food to 275 food banks.  Northwest Harvest (9013) We are Washington’s leading hunger relief and… Read More

Consider donating to natural disaster causes in Annual Giving Drive

The 2019 hurricane season has been devastating on communities in the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, with Hurricane Dorian causing severe damage and loss of life in the Bahamas, and Tropical Storm Imelda causing catastrophic flooding in Texas. California has been hit hard by wildfires. Next week is the last week to take part in the Annual Giving Drive, and there are several options to support the people and communities impacted by these events: Payroll Donation – One time, once a month, or twice month. Time Donation – Up to three… Read More

Check out an upcoming Annual Giving Drive event 

Participate in the Annual Giving Drive by attending one of many employee organized events. These events are an opportunity to enjoy time with colleagues, taste delicious treats, and support organizations doing great work in our community. Several upcoming events include:  2nd Annual Employee Giving Walk-a-thon: Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., YSC 1211 E Alder Street, Lobby  DCHS 3rd Annual Family Feud Tournament: Nov. 14, 3 – 4 p.m., Chinook Building Room 126  BRC Bake Sale and Lip Sync: Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chinook Building Rooms 121/123  View the full… Read More

You can make a difference through the Annual Giving Drive

Dear fellow King County employee, The Annual Giving Drive brings King County employees together to advance education, provide clean water to villages all over the globe, expand access to safe, warm shelter, and buy food for some of the 1 in 6 Americans that struggle with hunger. It’s also an opportunity to help those impacted by natural disasters, here at home and around the world. The 2019 hurricane season devastated communities in the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, with Hurricane Dorian causing severe damage and loss of life in the Bahamas,… Read More

2019 Annual Giving Drive: Spotlight on nonprofits providing services and support for veterans

King County’s Annual Giving Drive Program is underway through Friday, Nov. 22, and almost 1,200 nonprofits are taking part this year. Throughout this year’s drive, we’ll be featuring four nonprofits in different categories. This week, we’re highlighting nonprofits that provide services and support for Veterans and their families in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors (9525) PO Box 610, Onalaska, WA 98570 – The mission of the foundation is to provide emergency assistance, morale building programs, and innovative therapeutic services for wounded warriors and their families. OARS For Women… Read More

EGP Nonprofit Expo now offering online option 

The Employee Giving Program (EGP) hosts multiple expos for employees to meet amazing nonprofits and get to know the work they are doing in the community. This year the EGP offers an online option, every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. via Skype. Here employees can meet nonprofits in an online webinar and learn about a specific topic each week. View the upcoming schedule below, and click on the link to download a calendar invite to Outlook with Skype access information.  Oct. 31: Animals  Nov. 7: To be decided  Nov. 14: Youth  Nov. 21: Environment … Read More