Employees Giving in All the Ways: DOA NW Harvest Fill the Truck NW Harvest, DES Blood Drive

King County Employees give back in more ways than one and here are two examples of that this year.

Food Drive

This year, the Department of Assessments (DoA) held an in-person food drive event on Oct 21st at the Renton Fred Meyer. The DoA and its team members fought the weather onsite and collected non-perishables such as canned fruits and veggies, as well as personal hygiene items in order to help folks in need throughout King County.

The event was a smashing success! In only a single day, DoA was able to raise over $7,500 and collect 1550 pounds of food for NW Harvest (EGP org number 9013).

If you would like to contribute to the DoA’s NW Harvest Food Drive, there is still time! A storefront event is open through 10/31.

Blood Drive

Additionally, DES is running a month-long blood donation campaign in partnership with Bloodworks Northwest (EGP org number 9054). At this time, blood supplies are especially low and in high demand due to Hurricane Ian. All blood types are needed. You do not need to know your blood type to give blood.

Please visit any Bloodworks Northwest donor center (fixed site) or pop-up (temporary site) between Friday, October 21 and Friday, November 18. When you arrive to give blood, check in with the registrar under code DES. Learn more at https://www.bloodworksnw.org/about/news/win.  For other information, or help booking your appointment, please visit www.BloodworksNW.org or call 1-800-398-7888.


In addition to goods, nonprofits can use donations year-round. For example, food banks can leverage their enormous bulk buying power for volume discounts and fill in gaps from goods donations.

To support these organizations year-round, visit Peoplesoft and add a payroll donation for NW Harvest (9013), Bloodworks Northwest (9054) or your choice of nonprofit from our list here.