Expo Recap: Social & Civic Organizations 💃🏾

The world is incredibly interconnected; the Puget Sound has a tremendous number of nonprofits serving a global population. This week we heard from three organizations with rich cultural ties and programs addressing global needs.  Watch the recording or click on the links below to learn more. From the Employee Giving Drive website, you can make donations & pledges, set payroll deduction or volunteer time for these socially nonprofit organizations.   Remember – the PeopleSoft Payroll & Time donation options close on 11/19/21.

a photos of a yard in Africa with three drones sitting on the ground. A man is loading supplies into one drone.
VillageReach drones for delivering vaccines

MAS : Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle        EGP# 10026

Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle (MÁS) is a grass-root non-profit organization created by Afrolatino communities and artists with an appreciation for the positive impact that Afrolatino arts and culture coming together can preserve for the rich cultural heritage.  These programs work to eradicate racism, increase the visibility of Afro-Latinos in Seattle and strengthen the connections between generations.  MAS is partnering with the Washington Department of Health to increase awareness of the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  All are invited to attend their virtual event on Saturday, November 20th at 3:00pm PST. 

Their vision is: “We are stronger united than we are divided”.

VillageReach  EGP# 10058

VillageReach has a mission to transform health care delivery to reach everyone and a vision for a world where everyone has the healthcare needed to thrive.  Their work is focused on Sub-Saharan Africa with most of the work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi and Mozambique.  They are using innovative strategies like a drone delivery program for vaccines and last mile supply chain strategies.  With a proven track record in Africa, Village Reach was tapped to help with COVID-19 vaccine roll locally in King County!

Salaam Cultural Museum and SCM Medical Missions        EGP# 10925

Founded by Jordanian immigrant, Rita, the Salaam Cultural Museum has expanded from is to sharing the art, history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to serving refugees in Jordan and newly arriving refugees in Washington state.  Focused on building bridges of understanding in the Pacific Northwest, SCM connects to publications that tell the story of people from the MENA region while providing immediate needs for those newly arriving in this region.  SCM is providing direct support in Lebanon and medical care in Jordan and Greece.  Staffed entirely by volunteers and generous donations, immediate needs of SCM include: a large space in Kent for storing & distributing household items and volunteers to provide cultural companion support for new refugee families.  Please contact rita@salaamculturalmuseum.org to engage.

The Expo recording is here. 📺Watch these videos to learn more about the other Social and Civic organizations in the Employee Giving Program.