You’re invited: Star Awards & celebration 

Crossposted from Employee Giving Program  As our 30th anniversary season comes to a close, we’re celebrating you — the people who went above and beyond to make the Annual Giving Drive a success.  You’re invited to our Annual Celebration and Star Awards!  Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Chinook Rooms 121/123  Read more from Employee Giving Program

Employee Giving Program: Year-round opportunities to stay involved! 

Crossposted from King County Employee Giving Program  Did you know that the Employee Giving Program (EGP) operates year-round?  The fun and satisfaction of getting involved with your coworkers and your community doesn’t have to stop when the Annual Giving Drive comes to a close. Now is a great time to get involved with the Program.  Join the EGP Committee 30 years in operation, 30 million dollars raised.  If we made it look easy then you can thank the EGP Committee.   This National Award-Winning committee is composed of 15 King County employees who… Read More

Did you know you had this benefit? Volunteer sick days  

King County will pay you to volunteer: Eligible employees may use up to three days of sick leave each year to volunteer at any local school or any nonprofit organization participating in the King County Employee Giving Program. Learn more here.

Festival of Frights raises more than $3,000 for Annual Giving Drive 

More than 100 employees, including Executive Constantine and members of his Senior Leadership Team, attended the Executive Department’s Halloween-themed Festival of Frights on October 31, many in costumes, raising more than $3,000 for two charities, Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets and Project SeaWolf through this year’s Employee Giving Campaign.  Employees participated in games, snacked on treats, and learned more about the two nonprofits, all while raising $2,178.25, which, with a donor match, brought the total donation to $3,178.25 which will be split between the two nonprofits. Kudos to Brooke Reyes who led… Read More

Employee Giving events Oct. 23 and 31

This year’s Annual Giving Drive is in full swing and there a plenty of events around the county that you can take part in to support, or discover, your favorite nonprofit, such as: Pancake Feed, Oct. 23, 7 – 9 a.m. Courthouse, 1st Floor, RM W-150: Join us to eat some delicious pancakes and help us support the S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Fund! Benefits the S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Fund 9008. Festival of Frights Halloween Carnival, Oct. 31, noon – 1:30 p.m., Lean Lab, third floor of Admin Building: The Executive Office presents the first Festival of Frights Halloween carnival, a… Read More

Get to know 2018 Giving Drive nonprofits – Spotlight on organizations serving people with a disability

Each year King County employees help hundreds of nonprofit organizations do vital work in our community and around the world by donating through the Employee Giving Program, and this year’s Annual Giving Drive is now underway. As we recognize Disability Awareness Month this October, here are four participating nonprofits whose work helps people with disabilities in our community: The Arc of King County(9233) – Serving individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities through case management, peer support, leadership training, and advocacy. Alpha Supported Living Service(9033) – Providing 24/7 support for people with developmental and… Read More

Employee Giving Drive events 

This year’s Annual Giving Drive is in full swing and there a plenty of events around the county that you can take part in to support, or discover, your favorite nonprofit. Nonprofit Lunch and Learn, Oct. 16: Bring your lunch and get inspired! Join us Tuesday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chinook Building, Room 121 to learn about two local nonprofits in our community doing great things to help children and families in need. NW Children’s Foundation and Pediatric Interim Care Center will be speaking about the work that they do… Read More

Employee Giving Program first ambassador training Tuesday at Chinook

Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all. The first training is next Tuesday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Chinook Building! Join our rock star Ambassador team and celebrate 30 years of Giving Together! 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.  Literally bringing transformative moments of meaning to your colleagues. You… Read More

Now recruiting Ambassador teams

Crossposted from Employee Giving Program By Junelle Kroontje Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all. Join our rock star Ambassador team for our 30th Anniversary year! 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; literally bringing transformative moments of meaning to your colleagues. You get to: Meet new people, Advocate for your favorite cause, and… Read More

Help your favorite nonprofit meet the April 25 Employee Giving Program application deadline

Your favorite nonprofit organizations have until April 25 to apply to be in the King County Employee Giving Program (EGP) for the upcoming year, which will allow you to support them during the Annual Giving Drive and other EGP opportunities. Now is the time to make sure they get into the Employee Giving Program! Once they are in, there are so many ways you can help them during the Annual Giving Drive, including: Giving through payroll, time, check or credit card. Sharing your story. Inviting them in to speak. Hosting a special… Read More