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.
We are so proud of our EGP committee members, Leslie Arai and Mark Sherard, for the legacy they have created. Their dedication and inventiveness brought immeasurable value to the Employee Giving Program and has set up their fellow committee members for continued success. Mark Sherard has been part of the Employee Giving Program for fifteen … Continue reading Thank you Outgoing EGP Committee Members
In 2016, despite knee surgery, Misti Straight completed eleven 5Ks—that's nearly one a month! Misti loves sports. She’s an avid Seahawks fan and frequently spends her time cheering from the stands at Mariners games, Seahawks games, and NHL games. She also serves as Vice President on the board of a junior football nonprofit, Pac Highway … Continue reading EGP Committee Spotlight: Mistica Straight