December 6th, 2018
United Way of King County today announced Seahawks Linebacker KJ Wright as the Seahawks’ nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Because of his selection, Wright will receive $50,000 from United Way, Nationwide and the NFL Foundation. The pro-bowler is now eligible to win the national award.
August 13th, 2018
To support families experiencing homelessness, United Way of King County will hold its second Family Resource Exchange on August 16th, bringing together critical resources for clients under one roof. From backpacks filled with school supplies to children’s shoes, United Way plus partners like Wellspring Family Services, Mary’s Place and Starbucks will make sure families have what they need to start the school year ready to learn.
August 13, 2018
United Way of King County is pleased to announce its fundraising totals for the campaign year ending June 30, 2018, raising more than $41 million to invest in its priority work of building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.
August 8, 2016
The Seattle Seahawks and United Way of King County have teamed together to launch Character PlaybookTM with the support of the Verizon Foundation. The new interactive online course is focused on youth character development and building healthy relationships. It will be implemented directly in schools throughout King County. This initiative was previously launched nationally during the 2016 NFL Draft. Character Playbook is powered by education technology leader EverFi, Inc., which currently works in more than 20,000 K-12 schools and 1,300 colleges.
September 22, 2016
More than 13,000 people from throughout King County will be volunteering to help hundreds of area non-profits during United Way’s “Day of Caring” on Friday, September 23, making it the biggest one-day volunteer event in Washington State!
August 8, 2016
United Way of King County raises more than $50 million to invest in building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.
June 29, 2016
Seattle’s top chefs engage in a friendly competition to see who can create the yummiest, kid-tested and approved summer meal. Each chef gets to bring one secret ingredient. All four chefs then have a chance to win a bonus food item to add to their culinary creation. A panel of celebrity judges paired with school-age helpers will taste the creations and pick the winner! The fun is designed to spotlight Summer Food Invasion, a collaboration between No Kid Hungry, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Seattle Seahawks to combat hunger among low-income kids and teens. The summer meals program offers free breakfasts and lunches at various parks and libraries Monday through Friday for 8 weeks throughout the summer. Read more
May 22, 2016
United Way’s All-Star Softball Classic is an entertaining way to see local celebrities play ball at Safeco Field. Will Team Captain Dan Wilson force Jay Buhner and his team to play with a salami instead of a bat? Will Randy Johnson hit more home runs than Clint Dempsey? All of the on-field action and antics help raise money to support struggling youth in our community. Read more
April 6, 2016
United Way and Starbucks join together to help more than 1,200 people experiencing homelessness receive the services they desperately need, all in one place and on one day. Volunteers will provide support including veteran and public benefits enrollment, employment counseling and referral, temporary housing information, access to medical and dental care, legal consultation and more. Additionally, youth will have the opportunity to learn about employment opportunities and receive interview and resume preparation. Read more
February 26, 2015
Not all kids are coming to school ready to learn. Many are missing breakfast and without that meal, it’s more difficult for them to concentrate. Students who eat breakfast have better attendance, improved test scores and are overall more likely to do better in school. However, Washington State rates 45 out of 50 states in the percentage of low-income students participating in both lunch and breakfast programs. Read more
September 18, 2015
1 in 5 children in Washington State struggles with hunger but United Way’s new Fuel Your Future campaign will remove the barriers preventing kids from accessing nutritious foods, right in their schools. Read more
September 15, 2015
Today nearly half of children attending public school in Washington State are from low-income families, and the number is growing. Kids who have regular access to nutritious food experience fewer school absences, are less likely to require discipline, and more likely to graduate high school on time, making a successful transition to adulthood. Read more
June 26, 2015
Investments are focused on building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable. Read more
June 26, 2015
United Way of King County and the Seattle Mariners want to raise $1.4 million for youth dealing with homelessness and other threats to their future. Read more
January 29, 2015
United Way of King County is developing a plan to reduce the number of foster youth entering homelessness. Read more
November 20, 2014
1,000 youth who left school without their high school diplomas will gain a stronger path to education, employment and careers Read more
September 19, 2014
11,500 people will be volunteering at 533 community service projects throughout King County for United Way’s Day of Caring. Read more
July 29, 2014
United Way of King County today announced its fundraising total of $125.9 million for the campaign year ending June 30, 2014 Read more
May 15, 2014
Parent-Child Home Program gets $500k boost from Microsoft Read more
February 13, 2014
Alarmed by the increasing number of people taking refuge on the streets of King County, United Way is committing $551k in new grants. Read more
January 6, 2014
United Way of King County is using the findings of the report to propose changes in the way schools provide breakfast. Read more