2017 Annual Giving Drive: Emergency and disaster relief organizations week

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 Giving Drive milestone.

Take a look at the services provided from the following emergency and disaster services organizations!

  • The Soup Ladies (9583) 24306 Roberts Drive Black Diamond, WA 98010 – Deliver fresh, home-style meals at no cost to First Responders called out to natural disasters, crime scenes, fires and critical incidents. Safety & energy are #1.
  • Americares (3540) 88 Hamilton Avenue Stamford, CT 06902 – Save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
  • World Relief (3546) 7 East Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21202 – Provides emergency relief and community-based solutions to alleviate poverty in 27 countries and provides assistance to refugees in the United States.

Every donation made through the Employee Giving Program is tax deductible. King County employees can donate to as many as 20 nonprofit organizations of their choice through payroll. Contributions can be made:

  • Semimonthly (first two pay checks each month)
  • Monthly (second paycheck each month)
  • Annually (first paycheck in January)

This year’s Annual Giving Drive runs through November 17. For more information, visit the EGP site. For additional questions, contact your EGP Ambassador, email EmployeeGiving@KingCounty.gov or call 206-263-9405.

Upcoming Nonprofit Expo Roadshow Events:
10/12 – Thursday
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Chinook – Seattle

10/18 – Wednesday
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
DPER – Snoqualmie