The annual Employee Giving Drive is underway

The County’s 2016 Annual Employee Giving Drive has begun! Last year’s drive raised more than $1.75 million for hundreds of nonprofit organizations. This year’s goal is $1.82 million. This is the power of our workplace giving program. We can harness our individual actions to make a substantial collective impact in areas such as the access to education, food and hunger, and the arts. The Employee Giving Program is a philanthropic resource for King County employees, and benefits county employees by: Providing prescreened nonprofits Allowing you to plan your giving Providing you the… Read More

Ambassadors Needed for Employee Giving Program

King County employees pledged an impressive $1,751,473.91 to hundreds of nonprofit organizations during the 2015 annual Employee Giving Campaign. This is a great example of the work we do together as an organization to give back to the community. This effort is not possible without the assistance of dedicated, enthusiastic Worksite Ambassadors, and the program is currently recruiting this year’s Ambassadors. Not only do you get to do something great for the community at work, and help create meaningful personal opportunities, Ambassadors also gain or expand their organizational, communication, and leadership skills…. Read More

Now Recruiting 2016 Ambassadors

Crossposted from King County Employee Giving Program The King County Employee Giving Program is recruiting work site Ambassadors for the 2016 Annual Giving Drive. Ambassadors are the heart and soul of the Annual Giving Drive, the key to reaching each and every one of the 13,500 employees here at King County and providing those they work with transformative moments of meaning in the workplace. All while getting to make a difference around the world. Our goal is to have an Ambassador at every work site. Read more at King County Employee Giving

Invite Your Favorite Nonprofit Today

Crossposted from King County Employee Giving Regional Animal Services of King County had a record save rate of 88% in 2015 – an impressive feat by itself – but even more so when you hear the comeback story. And King County Employees have been instrumental to this success, at RASKC, leadership, and including through the EGP.  Employees have donated more than $70,000 to the Regional Animal Service’s Donation Funds since they started in the program, enabling RASKC to provide extraordinary medical treatment, education, and spay/neuter services. They were referred to the program by… Read More

Get to know four participants in 2015 Annual Giving Drive

Whether your passion is protecting animals, improving literacy, preventing hunger, helping seniors or young people, or supporting the arts, there are more than 930 participating nonprofit organizations that you can choose to contribute to in the 2015 Annual Giving Drive, which kicked off October 5. Click here to make a pledge. Meet four of this year’s participating nonprofits below (see full list of participating nonprofits here): Cowgirl Spirit Equine Rescue (9406) shelters, rehabilitates, and rehomes unwanted and slaughter-bound horses. Located in Carnation, Washington, its horses are cared for by an all-volunteer staff and supported… Read More

Who is your favorite nonprofit?

If your favorite nonprofit wasn’t in last year’s Annual Giving Drive, now is the time to make sure they get in for this year. All nonprofits that turn in a complete, on-time application by April 30, 2015, and meet all of the eligibility requirements, can participate in the upcoming 2015 Annual Giving Drive and be eligible to receive payroll and time donations. “By being in the program nonprofits gain exposure and access to 13,000+ King County employees, payroll donations, which statistically are three to six times larger than one-time check gifts because… Read More

Time is running out for Holiday Food Drive

Falling leaves and falling temperatures mean the giving season will soon be here. However, for many families in King County, this time of year is difficult. They struggle to make ends meet, especially as the weather turns colder and heating bills rise. For many years now, King County employees have demonstrated their generosity and giving spirit by donating canned and pre-packaged food to our Holiday Food Drive. Collection bins have been stationed at most King County buildings to accept your donations. Donations will be accepted in the bins through Friday, Nov. 21…. Read More

Open enrollment closes November 15

If you’re eligible for benefits with the County, you should have received important information about this year’s benefits open enrollment, which will run Nov. 1 – Nov. 15. 2015 benefit highlights Regence BlueShield is issuing new KingCareSMmedical cards for next year. SmartCare Connect (Group Health) has added a cardiac rehabilitation program. You can enroll in a health care flexible spending account with debit card reimbursement. You can carry up to $500 of unused health care flexible spending account funds into 2015 and still elect the maximum $2,500 for 2015. Options during open enrollment Change medical plans…. Read More

Ebola outbreak and Annual Giving Drive

Dear fellow King County employee: As you know, the Ebola outbreak has caused devastating loss of life and decimated families in West Africa. The World Health Organization estimates 10,000 new cases of Ebola could occur every week by December if the virus is not contained. With our Public Health department leading the way, we in King County are prepared in the event that the Ebola virus should ever come to Washington State. Our experts tell us that the most effective way to prevent the virus from spreading is to support the communities… Read More

KCEGP Nonprofit Expos provide quality connections between nonprofits and employees

The King County Employee Giving Program (EGP) hosted five Nonprofit Expos in September and October to help employees get a better understanding of how their contributions to the Annual Giving Drive have a real impact on the lives of people and animals, on the arts, and on the environment, both here and abroad. The Nonprofit Expos featured more than 140 nonprofit organizations and reached more than 800 employees directly from every King County department and Separately Elected office. “The Nonprofit Expos are about enabling quality conversations between employees and nonprofits,” said Junelle… Read More