Please join us in the Annual Giving Drive

Dear Fellow King County Employee and Giving Partner, We want to share something amazing about our Employee Giving Program – thanks to the generosity of the people who work here, we celebrate having raised more than $32 million since our program began in 1988.  What does that mean for our community? It means numerous children have learned to read. It means countless seniors at risk for hunger have eaten hot, nourishing meals. It means increasing numbers of animals have gone to live in their forever homes. And it means researchers have achieved… Read More

2019 Annual Giving Drive: Spotlight on nonprofits supporting the Latinx community 

King County’s Annual Giving Drive Program started October 7, and almost 1,200 nonprofits are taking part this year. Throughout this year’s drive, we’ll be featuring four nonprofits in different categories. To honor Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month at King County, we’ve highlighted four nonprofits that support and advance the rights of our Latinx and Hispanic Community. Casa Latina (9307) 317 17th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144 – Empowers Latinx/Hispanic immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing – toward full participation of the Latinx/Hispanic community in the economy and democracy of the U.S. Soccer Without Borders Seattle (9968) 600… Read More

2019 Annual Giving Drive: Spotlight on nonprofits supporting people with disabilities 

King County’s Annual Giving Drive Program started Monday, Oct. 7, and almost 1,200 nonprofits are taking part this year.  Throughout this year’s drive, we’ll feature four nonprofits in different categories. In honor of Disability Awareness Month, we’ve highlighted four nonprofits that support people with disabilities that you can donate to. Art with Heart (9220) 316 Broadway Ste. 316 Seattle, WA 98122 –The foundation helps children in trauma and or/adversity find peace, by spreading the healing power of creative expression through art and humanities. Athletes for Kids (9774) 3020 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd #254, Sammamish, WA 98075 – A… Read More

Upcoming dates for 2019 EGP Nonprofit Expo Roadshow Tour

Join us at several upcoming expos for the Employee Giving Program (EGP) Roadshow and discover your why! You will have a chance to meet amazing nonprofits, for example: Sarvey Wildlife Center, Wing Luke Museum, El Centro de la Raza, and Mary’s Place. Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Chinook Building, Rooms 121/123 Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. –  1:30 p.m., King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Room Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 8… Read More

Annual Giving Drive kicks off Oct. 7    

King County’s Annual Giving Drive Program starts Monday, Oct. 7, and it’s your opportunity to support a cause you care about. Find out how to donate or attend one of several nonprofit expos where you can meet participating nonprofits and find out about the great work they are doing. The expos start Oct. 8, with employees now being able to participate in the expo online or in person, making it more inclusive. Download your Expo Giving Passport which, once completed, can be entered for a chance to win a prize. For more information, visit the Employee Giving Campaign Annual… Read More

Now recruiting 2019 Ambassadors! 

Crossposted from Employee Giving Program  Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all.  Ambassadors are the most important element of our Employee Giving Program team.  You will be the key to making sure that every King County employee has a quality opportunity to support a cause they care about through the program. Register Here  You get to:  Meet new people,  Advocate for your favorite cause, and  Build rock star skills.  Read more here and learn about being an Ambassador in the video below. 

Volunteer in your community with King County 

Did you know that King County has many unique volunteer opportunities ranging from animal services to tackling climate change, and much more? Not only that, many employees can use up to three days of sick leave to give back to those causes.  Volunteering with King County is an opportunity to give back to causes right here in your community. Volunteer opportunities include planting trees as part of King County’s effort to plant 1 Million Trees by 2020 to reduce carbon pollution; volunteering with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) or temporarily… Read More

Stars Shine Bright: Celebrating Our Employee Giving Program Ambassadors 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving Thank you to everyone who joined and helped us celebrate the 2018 Annual Giving Drive — and our collective impact as King County employees! Our Employee Giving Program is a great example of the positive impact we have, and the stories we share as public sector employees. It makes all of us feel so proud to work here, to work with you, and to share with the world. Hundreds of King County employees came together and made this program a labor of love. This program would not be… Read More

Invite your favorite nonprofit today 

Crossposted from King County Employee Giving Program  Employee referred nonprofits are our favorite! It is our goal, after all, to connect Employees to the causes they are passionate about. Invite your favorite nonprofit here.  As an Employee Champion, during the Annual Giving Drive you may:  Share about your favorite nonprofit  Invite them in or do a special event in their honor  Pledge  And eligible employees may use up to 3 days of sick leave to volunteer year-round.   Let’s get them in so others can learn about why you think they are so awesome!  Read… Read More

Using sick leave to volunteer helps employees make a difference in our community

“When you ask most people what they want to do when they retire, they will often say two things – travel and volunteer more,” said Junelle Kroontje, King County Employee Giving Program Manager (KCEGP). “During an employee’s work life, making time for volunteering can be difficult. By allowing our employees to use up to three days of sick leave to volunteer at a King County Employee Giving Program nonprofit or at a local school, it frees them up to do it today – instead of waiting for retirement.“ The volunteer program allows… Read More