Supporting the people affected by the war in Ukraine

Dear fellow King County employee, We are all shocked and outraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. Each day we’re seeing the devastating impacts of this decision: the senseless loss of life, bombardment of civilians, destruction of communities, families torn apart and forced to flee the violence, and the uprooting of more than a million people from their homes and homeland. We’re also seeing the bravery of the Ukrainian people, standing up to this dictator, fighting for their country, and fighting for the future of democracy in Europe and around the… Read More

Supporting housing and employment organizations through the 2021 Annual Giving Drive

As part of the 2021 Annual Giving Drive, we are highlighting nonprofits whose work supports organizations committed to housing and employment. These and hundreds of nonprofits are participating in this year’s Annual Giving Drive. Attain Housing (9325) – Provides transitional housing, case management, and rental assistance services to homeless and at-risk families in King County. Ethiopian Community in Seattle (9627) – Empowers immigrants (from Ethiopia and East Africa origin) and the next generation by providing critical connections to and programming on education, health and housing. Salvation Army (9377) – Helping low-income, vulnerable, and disadvantaged… Read More

2020 Employee Giving Drive spotlight and reminder for last chance to donate 

The 2020 Employee Giving Drive ends tomorrow, Nov. 20. This week, we are featuring nonprofits that support the arts in our community:  Hilltop Artists (9032) – We use glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures through art instruction, wrap around services, and mentoring to 650 youth.  5th Avenue Theatre (9631) – We develop, produce and present live musical theater for the cultural enrichment of the Northwest community; preserve, maintain, and operate the historic 5th Avenue Theatre.  Northwest African American Museum (9737) – We celebrate and explore the histories, arts, and cultures of people of… Read More

Donating excess time to the Employee Giving Program, deadline tomorrow, November 20 

Every year, many employees find themselves in a “use-it-or-lose-it” situation with their vacation balances. When an employee exceeds the maximum vacation accrual, the balance in excess of the maximum is forfeited on January 8.  If an employee has accumulated leave that they do not plan on taking, they can choose to give the cash equivalent of that excess time to a nonprofit organization in the King County Employee Giving Program and/or to the COVID-19 Emergency Leave Fund. Both donations can be done in PeopleSoft.  Click here to make a time donation through the Employee Giving Program to a… Read More

Join the Executive Department at the Harvest Festival II: Ultimate Zoom tomorrow, November 18   

The Executive Department Senior Leadership Team is excited to invite employees to Harvest Festival II: Ultimate Zoom, which includes a drawing to benefit organizations doing important work in the community and on issues critical to King County’s priorities.      Donations can be turned into drawing tickets until 11 a.m. tomorrow. Make a donation and be entered into the drawing here. Prizes include bottles of wine and a tasting voucher, state and national parks passes, board games and puzzles, and a stay at the downtown Fairmont Olympic. Winners will be announced tomorrow.   Hear from Executive Constantine, the Senior Leadership… Read More

2020 Employee Giving Drive ends Friday, Nov 20

King County’s annual Employee Giving Drive ends this Friday, Nov. 20 (2020). This week, we’re featuring nonprofits whose work supports the LGBTQ community:   Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center (9216) – As the leading provider of HIV/STI testing in King County, our mission is to cultivate access and connections to promote self-determination, liberation, and joy in our communities Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center (9332) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth programs for ages 11-22. Develops leadership, social, and life skills through 48 programs in 9 locations in King County. LGBTQ Allyship (0971) – Builds power among LGBTQ… Read More

Employee Annual Giving Drive calendar of events, and upcoming Harvest Festival with Executive  

There are many events taking place around the County in support of the Employee Annual Giving Drive, from Online Nonprofit Expos to Ambassador led, cause specific events. Learn more and view all upcoming events on the Employee Giving Program event calendar.   One event coming soon is the Harvest Festival II: Ultimate Zoom on Nov. 18. Join King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Executive Department Senior Leadership for a 10-day drawing to benefit six local and national organizations doing important work in the community and on issues critical to King County’s priorities.     This event will… Read More

Supporting mental health and well-being through the 2020 Annual Giving Drive   

This week, we are highlighting nonprofits whose work supports mental health and well-being. These and hundreds of nonprofits are participating in this year’s Annual Giving Drive.   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (1508) – Exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education and to reaching out to people with mood disorders.  Kitsap Mental Health Services (0907) – Kitsap Mental Health Services provides recovery-based behavioral healthcare for people of all ages. Services are each designed to best support an individual’s recovery.  Mental Health American, formerly National Mental Health Association (4035) – The nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping… Read More

Annual Giving Drive offers virtual “office hours” 

This year, the Annual Giving Drive is offering virtual information sessions to make it easier for you to participate in the 2020 campaign.  The Annual Giving Drive’s Campaign Assistants are hosting Zoom “office hours” where you can ask questions, get help setting up pledges, discuss giving options, and more.  The virtual office hours are available:  Mondays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to noon  Wednesdays, from 1–2 p.m.  Access the office hours through this Zoom link  For more information, contact your Employee Giving Program Ambassador, visit, email or call 206-263-9405. 

Just over two weeks left in Annual Giving Drive 

The 2020 Annual Giving Drive is about to enter its last two weeks, and you can help us reach this year’s goal of raising $2 million by making a pledge.  There are hundreds of nonprofits participating in this year’s Annual Giving Drive, and many ways that you can take action to support participating nonprofits who are doing great work in our community and around the world. Make a donation, make a difference, and help make a long-lasting change.     If you haven’t yet decided where you’d like your charitable dollars to go, here is a sampling of… Read More