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
In observance of Veterans Day 2017, we would like to encourage King County employees to give back to the men and women who have served to make America the land of the free. Here are some nonprofits who work to support veterans: Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors (9525) PO Box 704 Snohomish, WA 98291 - provides emergency … Continue reading Honoring our Veterans through workplace giving
On November 1, Chinook hosted the final Nonprofit Expo Roadshow for this year’s Annual Giving Drive. The conference room was filled from wall to wall with 14 nonprofit organizations, and 70 County employees filtered through from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organizations that attended the Expo run the gamut from the Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington … Continue reading Success! Nonprofit Expo hosts a full house
Many of us have heard the old adage, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ but how many of us have reflected on helping a child during the Employee Giving Program’s 2017 Annual Giving Drive? With three week to go, you can still do your part to create a more equitable world for them. … Continue reading 2017 Annual Giving Drive: Youth
It's that time of the year to recognize a colleague who went far and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the community! With the Employee Giving Program's Annual Celebration just around the corner -- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (details below) -- which celebrates outstanding effort and contributions made by departments and individuals, we … Continue reading Nominate a Peer for a STAR Award!