COVID-19 frontline charities 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  You asked for it, and we created it. A highly requested list for this years Employee Giving Program was non-profits who are actively serving those affected by COVID-19.  This above link to the comprehensive list is the result of a collaborative, cross-departmental effort to uplift EGP nonprofits that are working with communities who have been particularly impacted by COVID-19/are “on the frontlines.” This workgroup is centered on mutual support of each other as Ambassadors and of the community. The group has taken a broad, inclusive approach to identify the… Read More

Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month through the 2020 Annual Giving Drive 

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’re highlighting nonprofits whose work supports survivors in our region. These and hundreds of nonprofits are participating in this year’s Annual Giving Drive.   API Chaya (9617): API Chaya empowers and serves South Asian, Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, assault, and other crimes. They offer confidential support, information, and referrals for housing, legal and immigration assistance, mental health, food and financial assistance programs.  Consejo Counseling and Referral Service (9404): For over 30 years, Consejo has been providing intervention, prevention, and outreach services for Latino survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault,… Read More

Announcing the 2020 Online Nonprofit Expo Series 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  The 2020 Nonprofit Expo Series will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 22. Join the Employee Giving Program via Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon every Thursday through Nov. 20 to learn about nonprofits engaged in the work you care about. Each week will feature organizations working in the following key service areas:  Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon: Social and Economic Justice  Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to noon: Animals  Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon: Frontline COVID-19 Assistance  Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon: Serving Children during the COVI-19 pandemic  Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon: Housing and Employment  Each Expo will… Read More

Join us: The Annual Giving Drive is happening now

Dear friends, Earlier this month, we kicked off our Employee Giving Program Annual Giving Drive — the most fun time of the year! Now through Nov. 20, we can make a difference by supporting the causes that are most important to us. This is year is different. While we may be physically apart, we are still together through this important work. As you know, we are in a critical moment – locally and globally. Across our region, nonprofits are simultaneously facing a drop in funding while working on the front lines responding… Read More

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