There have been fantastic examples of folks stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic. From the great potato giveaway, making masks and face shields for front line workers, to the COVID relief funds that sprang up overnight. Our community action during this crisis has been awe inspiring, as we also see through the generosity of those contributing … Continue reading Giving for tomorrow
The Seattle Police Department shared in a tweet yesterday that they have seen a 21% increase in reported domestic violence. https://twitter.com/SeattlePD/status/1245501627877838848 Nonprofit organizations continue to work towards their missions, including those serving our most vulnerable populations. In addition to our first responders such as the Seattle Police Department, here are some KCEGP domestic violence nonprofit … Continue reading Domestic Violence calls increase 21%
We have done so much over the last decade, and I want to tell you about one of our proudest achievements. It required less than 10 words to make the change, but it took more than 10 years to achieve it. Now, it will bring a lifetime of benefits. Grit doesn’t always show up at … Continue reading How We Made It Happen: Volunteer Time Off
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 8:30-10 a.m. Chinook 121/123 Schedule 8:15 a.m. doors open 8:30 a.m. program kickoff Department awards … Continue reading You’re Invited: Star Awards & Celebration
As the nation's longest-ever federal government shutdown continues, our team has started to receive questions about how we, King County employees, can help our federal counterparts. Many furloughed federal employees need assistance with basics, like food and diapers. You can help in ways large and small — such as connecting with a participating Employee Giving … Continue reading Federal Shutdown: How You Can Help
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 … Continue reading Employee Giving Program: Year-Round Opportunities to Stay Involved!
Paul Moutray, a rail electro-mechanic with the Division of Vehicle Maintenance, has volunteered with the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue for 37 years, the last 29 as a member of its Helicopter Rescue Team. “I am grateful to serve the residents of the greater Puget Sound and the surrounding eastern counties,” Paul says. “Our … Continue reading Rescuing the lost and injured: Paul Moutray and Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue
KCIT employee William Murray and his family learned about the scourge of sex trafficking through the concern and passion of the owners of a hair salon they visit. Those owners of the salon, along with other in the beauty industry, were behind the creation of a nonprofit called Justice and Soul, an organization that teaches cosmetology … Continue reading Justice and Soul: Working to end sex trafficking.
When my son was born in July of 2012, all seemed great during his first day in the world. We took him home, initially amazed by this little bundle of joy we created, but we quickly realized something wasn't right. He wasn't eating, he looked dazed and he seemed very lethargic. So on the same … Continue reading Nicholas Sullivan of the Sheriff’s Office on Pediatric Stroke Warriors
Dear King County Employee and giving partner, We want to share something amazing about our Employee Giving Program: Thanks to the generosity of the people who work here, we celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary this year with the news we have raised a collective $30 million since our beginnings. What does that mean for our … Continue reading Our shared passion for giving.