Almost 100 New Nonprofits Join Employee Giving Program

Whether your passion is protecting animals, improving literacy, preventing hunger, helping seniors or supporting the arts, there are 950 participating nonprofit organizations that you can choose to contribute to in the 2014 Annual Giving Drive, which kicked off September 24.  Almost 100 new nonprofit organizations were approved to participate in this year’s Giving Drive across a range of categories. Some of the new participants include: Animals – Best Friends Animal Society (9132), Seattle Area Feline Rescue (9224) Educations and Literacy – Literacy Council of Seattle (9656) Food and Hunger – Emergency Feeding… Read More

Get matching funds for your Giving Drive events

The Employee Giving Program is getting healthier this year. Health Match, created in partnership with Healthy Incentives, rewards those who host healthy events during the Annual Giving Drive.  The two award-winning programs put their heads together to create something that has possibly never been done before in the public sector. The program promotes healthy EGP events by offering a match pool, where every dollar raised during the event will be stretched. Now, those who host healthy events for the Employee Giving Drive have a reason to host “health approved” events — free… Read More

Nonprofits help to launch Employee Giving Program’s Ambassador Rally

The Seattle nonprofit, Teen Feed, provides meals for homeless youth in the University District 365 days a year, something it is able to do with help from  King County’s Employee Giving Program. “You are helping provide [homeless teens] what they need 24 hours a day,” Suzanee Sullivan the Development and Communications Director said at the EGP Ambassador Rally. The August 26 rally was held in preparation for the Annual Giving Drive that kicks off on September 24, 2014, and to encourage ambassadors to invite non-profit speakers from the thousands of nonprofits connected to… Read More

Parks upcycles cargo container for use by campers

In Tolt-MacDonald Park, near Carnation, campers now have the option of camping in a cargo box. “I loved pulling materials out of the scrap bin to make something people would enjoy,” Jason Anglin, a carpenter with King County Parks, said. “It felt good to be this creative.” This upcycled cargo container boasts radiant heat, LED lighting, a table and bench set, food storage, a futon bunk, and an outdoor fire pit. Upcycling is a form of reuse that aims to keep items from entering the waste stream when creating new products by… Read More

Nonprofit Applications for inclusion in 2014 Employee Giving Program due April 25

Didn’t see your favorite nonprofit in last year’s Annual Giving Drive? Now is the time to get them in for 2014! Check out the Employee Giving Program Website or call 206-263-9405 for more information. Email the link to your favorite nonprofit today. Even if they have been in before, nonprofits must reapply every year. Applications are due April 25.

Documenting your Charitable Deductions

It’s tax time. Do you know how to document your charitable deductions through the workplace? One of the great benefits of workplace giving is that you have all of your documentation in one place. Payroll Deduction: Copy of Pledge Form or Printout from PeopleSoft and last pay stub of the year. Time Donation: Copy of Pledge Form or Printout from PeopleSoft, Letter from EGP, and Time Donation Paystub/last paystub of the year. Read more here. All tax situations are different and may require additional documentation. The EGP cannot provide tax advice; for… Read More