King County Information Technology pilots volunteer program 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  In 2018, the King County Employee Giving Program (KCEGP) is launching its new volunteer program. In partnership, King County Information Technology (KCIT), a department of King County government, and KCEGP are initiating a pilot engagement to accomplish three objectives:  Understand technology needs of Nonprofits Align volunteer services  Establish an ongoing program  KCIT has more than 400 IT professionals serving King County in the areas of Infrastructure, Network Operation and Business Solution delivery services. These services are delivered by professionals working in different disciplines including Engineering, Application Development, Network Architecture, Project Management,… Read More

Holiday Food Drive underway 

As many of us gather with family and friends to share a meal over the holidays, there are some people in our region who struggle every day to have enough to eat. You can help make this time of year a little brighter for them by giving to the annual King County Holiday Food Drive.  Place your donations of non-perishable, pre-packaged food in the marked bins located in many King County buildings. Staff from Facilities Management will gather the donations for delivery to Northwest Harvest. This year’s food drive runs through December 15.  Though their network… Read More

KCEGP deadline approaching, November 17 

As King County employees, when we act together, we change the world for the better. November 17 is the deadline to pledge through the King County Employee Giving Program. Join us by pledging today and learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/giving. Don’t forget: There won’t be another opportunity to make a donation of vacation time to a nonprofit!

Success! Nonprofit Expo hosts a full house 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving On November 1, Chinook hosted the final Nonprofit Expo Roadshow for this year’s Annual Giving Drive. The conference room was filled from wall to wall with 14 nonprofit organizations, and 70 County employees filtered through from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organizations that attended the Expo run the gamut from the Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Project Canine and Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. Other nonprofit organizations that attended offer services that empower women, provide assistance to marginalized groups and environment preservation. Read more at KC Employee Giving

Honoring our Veterans through workplace giving 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  In observance of Veterans Day 2017, we would like to encourage King County employees to give back to the men and women who have served to make America the land of the free. Here are some nonprofits who work to support veterans:  Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors (9525) PO Box 704 Snohomish, WA 98291 – provides emergency assistance, morale building programs and innovative therapeutic services for Wounded Warriors and their families.  Last year, Heartbeat assisted 4,730 Wounded Warrior families. Although the organization’s primary focus are families, 20% of soldiers are single. Most notably,… Read More

2017 Annual Giving Drive: Youth

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving Many of us have heard the old adage, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ but how many of us have reflected on helping a child during the Employee Giving Program’s 2017 Annual Giving Drive? With three week to go, you can still do your part to create a more equitable world for them.  Here are three of the many nonprofit organizations that are doing work with youth!  Read more at KC Employee Giving

2017 Annual Giving Drive: Women 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  King County’s Employee Giving Program’s (EGP) Annual Giving Drive provides over 60 prescreened nonprofit organizations whose primary category of service is promoting equity, safe-space, and programs that are important to and for women. Last year, donations by King County employees doubled to this category of service.  This response was a powerful example of the collective impact of individuals that can be made through the Employee Giving Program.  Read more at KC Employee Giving

2017 Annual Giving Drive: Environment conservation 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving Whether you want to be part of the change in a child’s life or a defender of the environment, the Employee Giving Program’s (EGP) Annual Giving Drive provides a plethora of prescreened nonprofit organizations to choose from. As part of the Annual Giving Drive, week three highlights nonprofit organizations that are preserving the environment for generations to come. Earthshare WA (2500) 1402 Third Avenue Suite 525 Seattle, WA 98101 – Together, championing Washington’s future. Since 1987, EarthShare Washington has helped companies and employees connect with, contribute to, and volunteer for outstanding environment…. Read More

2017 Annual Giving Drive: Emergency and disaster relief organizations week 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving The Employee Giving Program’s (EGP) Annual Giving Drive is back in action, and with the recent natural disaster devastating parts of the United States and other countries, this week’s focus is on emergency and disaster relief organizations. The EGP provides prescreened nonprofit organizations to King County employees, where they can give back to their communities directly through a preferred organization(s) via payroll donations, time donation, credit card and check. This year’s fundraising goal is $2 million, and with six weeks to go, every King County employee can still be a part of the 2017 Annual… Read More

Supporting Disability Awareness Month through Annual Giving Drive

Each year King County employees help hundreds of nonprofit organizations do vital work in our community and around the world by donating to the Annual Giving Drive, and this year’s Giving Drive is now underway. The start of this year’s Giving Drive coincides with Disability Awareness Month, which King County celebrates each October. The following are four participating nonprofits whose work helps people with disabilities in our community (click and scroll down for details): The Arc of King County (9233) – Serving individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities through case management, peer support, leadership… Read More