My Story – One World

Story submitted by Beverly Hawkins, King County Employee Listening to NPR, National Public Radio, I heard a story about the Ebola outbreak in Liberia a few years back. It spoke of the brave doctors on the frontline, fighting this horrible affliction. One doctor, after coming down with Ebola, was nursed by his mother in an…

2017 Annual Giving Drive: Women

King County’s Employee Giving Program’s (EGP) Annual Giving Drive provides over 60 prescreened nonprofit organizations whose primary category of service is promoting equity, safe-space, and programs that are important to and for women. Last year, donations by King County employees doubled to this category of service.  This response was a powerful example of the collective impact of individuals…

My Story – Why I Walk

My wife loves soccer.  We both do.  That’s actually how we met.  I was the assistant soccer coach to her son’s team.  We became friends, and our relationship grew through the years.  I waited to marry her for ten years. In 1994, we went to the FIFA World Cup hosted here in the USA.  We…

My Story – Someone I love needs a cure

My daughter, Allie, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes Mellitus at the age of four. This type of diabetes means she is dependent on insulin for the rest of her life, and the  possibility of debilitating and life-threatening complications increase the longer one has the disease.

My Story – I Grew Up Remembering That Gift

It’s not just about the specific charities I love to give to, but the reason behind it all. Growing up, I did have a lot. We lived on a farm. I never went hungry. Always got to go to school.  Had my own horses and sheep, dog and cats.  Had people who cared. Until my…