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It’s Tax Day: What to know if you file late

April 15, 2024

Get taxes done for free at United Way of King County’s tax prep sites

March 13, 2024

United Way Partners With WithinReach to Dispel Myths About SNAP Benefits

March 21, 2024

Act to Ensure Students of Color Have the Support They Need to Succeed

February 11, 2024

CSUN’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards

November 6, 2023

United Way deserves support as community’s safety net

September 26, 2023

King County Regional Homelessness Authority Gets New Leader For Now

January 30, 2024

Will Utah do anything to help struggling renters now that emergency federal money has dried up?

February 12, 2024

United Way King County Partners with Indigenous Communities

August 7, 2023

Seattle Launches 2023 Summer Meals Program to Combat Childhood Hunger

July 12, 2023

Seattle Launches 2023 Summer Meals Program To Combat Childhood Hunger

July 12, 2023

MLB and Mariners announce $2 million in community investments

May 22, 2023

Civil Rights Advocates Bring Groups Together to Fight Hate

Corporate Citizenship: Nordstrom

Eviction Prevention Program Moves Upstream to Help Families

May 18, 2023

King County’s Historic Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program to transition to state program, Keep King County Housed

May 1, 2023

MIL-OSI USA: Inslee appoints Eric Pettigrew as director of the Washington State Lottery Commission

April 11, 2023

Kshama Sawant seeks $10 late-fee cap for overdue rent in Seattle

April 7, 2023

Free tax prep is available to qualifying Washingtonians. Here’s what you should know

April 8, 2023

Washington Working Families Tax Credit: See if you qualify for up to $1,200

February 2, 2023

New Working Families Tax Credit Available in Washington

February 2, 2023

Support new effort to end homeownership disparities

January 29, 2023

United Way King County director of marketing talks volunteer opportunities

December 2, 2022

Rebuild Free Tax Help program so everyone can claim their credits

December 2, 2022

WA Tax Program Puts Out Call for Volunteers as Year Ends

How DoorDash facilitates a major food bank delivery service in King County

More households may face hunger as COVID-19 support ends, warn food service providers

October 26, 2022

More Households May Face Hunger as COVID-19 Support Ends, Warn Food Service Providers

October 27, 2022

Seattle Times: Invest in innovative ways of providing food for those in need

October 25, 2022

LaTosha Brown Speaks on Opposition and Oppression

October 12, 2022

Who are the 100 most powerful, influential business people in Washington? We made a list.

October 14, 2022

Seattle Times: Community’s needs are great, Give to United Way

October 10, 2022

Good Shepherd Youth Outreach launches Community Empowerment Center

October 5, 2022

How Colleges Help Students With Basic Needs

Bounceback BBQ

September 7, 2022

King County reworks aid after some renters fall through the cracks

July 11, 2022

Doug Baldwin, United Way host Community BBQ

June 19, 2022

“Panic:” Local Families Feeling The Pinch Of High Inflation

July 6, 2022

Doug Baldwin Talks Annual Community BBQ – Fox 13

June 15, 2022

United Way of King County and Door Dash Celebrate 300,000 meal deliveries – KIRO 7

June 9, 2022

United Way’s Annual Community BBQ–Univision

June 12, 2022

Join Doug Baldwin and United Way of King County for First Annual Community BBQ –

June 9, 2022

Doug Baldwin and United Way in the Community – King 5 Mindful Headlines Podcast

June 2, 2022

Continue to offer all students free breakfast and lunch

March 27, 2022

Tech conveniences that many take for granted finally reach people experiencing poverty

March 14, 2022

Seattle eviction ban has lifted, and landlords are taking action. Here’s what you need to know

March 8, 2022

Attn Non-Profits: Five Recommendations for Anti-Racist Representation

Seattle’s eviction moratorium ended, but some protections remain

March 2, 2022

Blake Nordstrom inducted posthumously into Seattle’s walk of fame

January 23, 2022

NW Equity Struggle in Focus on MLK Day

January 18, 2022

The Seattle Times: Give to the United Way

November 29, 2021

Seattle Medium: Doug Baldwin Jr. to lead United Way Campaign

October 5, 2021

Puget Sound Business Journal: I Have Hope We Can Accelerate Long-Overdue Change

September 21, 2021

A Reflection on Service by Asma Ahmed

Seattle Times Op-Ed: For a better future, approve Best Starts for Kids levy

July 29, 2021

Q13: Seahawks at Free Summer Meals

July 26, 2021

Mariners Staffer Running 3,650 Miles to Help Families in Need

July 15, 2021

Seattle Medium: Good Shepherd Youth Outreach: Breaking Barriers Through Food

July 14, 2021

Seattle Medium: Free Summer Meals For School-Aged Children Launched Statewide

June 30, 2021

South Seattle Emerald: Communities on the Margins Brace for End of the Eviction Moratorium

June 3, 2021

Puget Sound Business Journal: Support from Symetra Offers Gateway to Opportunity for Immigrants, Low-Income Households

May 20, 2021

Univision: Nueva ronda de asistencia de renta en el condado King

May 20, 2021

Univision: Concejo de Seattle aprueba ayuda con pagos de renta

April 13, 2021

Proposal to Address Homelessness in Seattle City Charter Met with Intrigue, Skepticism

April 13, 2021

KOMO News: Seattle Approves Nearly $23 Million Rental Assistance Plan for Low-Income Tenants

April 12, 2021

Gordon McHenry, Jr., President & CEO of United Way of King County, Talks about Homelessness and the Equitable Recovery Needed in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2021

GeekWire: Can Downtown Seattle Bounce Back? Community Leaders Discuss How City Can Rebound after COVID

March 25, 2021

Q13: IRS Compensation Means People Won’t Pay Taxes on Up to $10,200 Worth of Unemployment Benefits

March 23, 2021

Seattle Times: Washington State to Get Estimated $454M for Housing Relief, but It Could Take Months to Arrive

March 15, 2021

KVOS-TV: Washington & Me Interview With Lauren McGowan About United Way of King County’s Work During the Pandemic

March 2, 2021

KOMO Radio on Free Tax Program

February 24, 2021

United Way of King County to Offer Free Remote Help for People Filing 2020 Taxes

February 18, 2021

KUNS: Ayuda Gratuita y en Español para Preparar sus Impuestos

February 12, 2021

King5: Lauren McGowan on COVID-19 Payments to Families

February 8, 2021

KIRO-FM: Interview with Lauren McGowan about Rental Assistance

December 22, 2020

KUOW: Interview with Lauren McGowan about Giving Tuesday 2020

December 1, 2020

Seattle Times: How to Help on Giving Tuesday in the Seattle Area and Washington State

December 1, 2020

King 5: Seattle-area food delivery program makes sure neighbors don’t go hungry

November 23, 2020

Seattle Times: It’s Never Been More Important to Give to United Way

November 15, 2020

Gordon McHenry, Jr. Recognized in 100 Most Influential People in Washington for 2020

October 26, 2020

Opinion: Yes, Your Vote Matters, by Gordon McHenry, Jr.

October 6, 2020

Fourteen Leaders Receive National Recognition from America’s Service Commissions

September 25, 2020

Have You Been Counted? It’s Down to the Wire on the 2020 Census in Washington State as Anxiety Lingers and Lawsuits Fly

Pago a familias de estudiantes necesitados

September 3, 2020

Ayuda económica para la renta en el Puget Sound

August 31, 2020

Project Homeless’s Recent Panel Discussion on Navigating Housing during a Pandemic

August 12, 2020

People Need Help More than Ever, Not a Reduction in Benefits

August 10, 2020

Coronavirus Changed King County’s Homelessness System. Could It Now Be Working Better for Black People?

August 3, 2020

United Way of King County News Highlights for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

June 11, 2020

Seattle PI: ‘Somehow We Make It Work’: How Washington’s Community College Students Are Navigating the Pandemic

May 29, 2020

KOMO Radio Coverage of HungerCorps

May 26, 2020

KOMO News: Rent Payments Due in 10 Days While Thousands Struggle to Pay Rent in Seattle

May 21, 2020

Washington Post: Democrats Have Proposed $100 Billion for Struggling Renters. It May Not Be Enough.

May 13, 2020

King 5: United Way of King County Responds to Pandemic with Community Relief Fund

May 7, 2020

King 5 Special: Rental Assistance During COVID-19 w/ Gordon McHenry Jr.

May 4, 2020

Seattle to Receive $14 Million from Federal Government for COVID-19 Relief

April 24, 2020

King Co. Rental Assistance Program Overwhelmed with Applications

April 17, 2020

KIRO 7 Coverage of United Way of King County’s Rental Assistance Program

April 15, 2020

King County Lacks Data on How COVID-19 Impacts Communities of Color

April 13, 2020

United Way of King County Looks to Help People Impacted by COVID-19

April 11, 2020

Univision Seattle: Asistencia con pago de renta en el condado King

April 10, 2020

Virtual Press Conference: United Way of King County Rental Assistance Program

April 10, 2020

Worried about Paying Rent? Rental Assistance Is Available for Many in Washington

March 31, 2020

As Rent and Mortgage Payments Come Due, Washingtonians Wonder How They’ll Afford Survival during Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Puget Sound-Area Philanthropy, Government, and Business Come Together to Establish COVID-19 Response Fund

March 9, 2020

$2M Fund Started to Help Gig Workers, Vulnerable Populations Affected by Coronavirus in Seattle Area

March 9, 2020

Seattle Mayor Durkan Allows Winter Eviction Ban to Become Law, Proposes More Funding for Prevention

February 26, 2020

Mlk’s Humanity Reflected in Resource Fair

January 22, 2020

Last Words on a Forgotten Era in Seattle’s Racial History

January 3, 2020

Want to Start Volunteering? Here’s How!

December 10, 2019

Grants Focused on Basic Needs

November 20, 2019

Seattle Times: King County Council will more than triple the funding to reunite homeless people with their families. It’s not clear how well it will work.

November 23, 2019

Kent Reporter: Countywide, we all have a role in ending homelessness | Guest editorial – United Way Board Member Peter Orser

November 21, 2019

King 5: Council approves $100,000 to bus homeless out of King County

November 20, 2019

City Council Candidates Are Making Big Promises on Homelessness. Can They Deliver?

October 30, 2019

Seattle Times: Give to United Way for a More Equitable Region

October 23, 2019

New Projects to Fight Basic Needs Insecurity Among #RealCollege Students

September 17, 2019

NY Times: Homeless Residents Got One-Way Tickets Out of Town. Many Returned to the Streets.

September 14, 2019

United Way Announces Fundraising Campaign Co-Chairs

September 13, 2019

Microsoft Marketing Chief to Lead Fundraising Campaign for Seattle-area United Way Branch

September 12, 2019

King County Councilmember Proposes Spending $1 Million to Bus Homeless People Out of the Region

United Way of King County Names Nonprofit Vet As Its Next Ceo

September 5, 2019

Connect youth to their cultural heritage to close the achievement gap

August 1, 2019

It’s going to be harder to evict people in WA. Will that reduce homelessness?

June 4, 2019

United Way Family Resource Exchange helps families find, keep housing

June 1, 2019

Green River College partners with United Way of King County to expand student emergency fund

April 15, 2019

Seattle Times Op-Ed: The tents will not go away until the state helps fund services.

April 4, 2019

Community Resource Exchange 2019

March 13, 2019

Seattle times Editorial: Seattle’s Rapid Response to Shelter the Homeless in Cold Emergency Should Be the Norm

February 27, 2019

President and Ceo of United Way of King County, Jon Fine, Will Retire after 18 Years

February 14, 2019

Komo 4 – Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers at West Side Baby

January 21, 2019

Kcpq 13 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 21, 2019

King 5 – Family Resource Exchange at Green River College

January 21, 2019

Seattle times Editorial: Microsoft Steps up with Game-changing Support for Housing

January 18, 2019

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million to Tackle Homelessness, Including United Way of King County’s Home Base Program

January 17, 2019

United Way Launches Home Base with Mariners and King Co. Bar. Assoc. To Prevent Homelessness

December 14, 2018

United Way Honors Seahawks Linebacker Kj Wright As Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee

December 15, 2019

Seattle Times Editorial Board – ‘united Way’s One-stop ‘hub’ to Help College Students’

November 5, 2018

Komo 4 News – Hundreds of Homeless Families Get Housing Help at Family Resource Exchange

October 20, 2018

Komo 4 News – Hundreds of Homeless Families Get Housing Help at Family Resource Exchange

October 20, 2018

Komo 4 News – Night Out for Caring Preview With Jonathan Sposato

September 19, 2018

Komo 4 News – 10,000 People Across King County Volunteering on Day of Caring

September 14, 2018

King 5 – Ethan Stowell on Pearl Jam Fighting Homelessness

August 8, 2018

King 5 – Pearl Jam, United Way and Partners Are Blowing Through the Fundraising Goal to Fight Homelessness

August 8, 2018

Kiro 7 – Pearl Jam Galvanizes the Community to Fight Homelessness

August 8, 2018

Mashable – Pearl Jam Works Bands Together with United Way and Other Partners Against Homelessness

August 7, 2018

Komo 4 News – Ending Homelessness Requires Tough Decisions – We Must Hold Partners Accountable

August 7, 2018

Q13 – United Way Serves Free Food to Kids All Summer Long to Promote Financial Stability

June 28, 2018

Q13 – United Way Program to Make Sure Students Graduate

June 20, 2018

Q13 – After Head Tax Repeal, United Way Looks Forward to Involving Business Community to Solve Homelessness

June 15, 2018

King 5 – United Way’s Newest Event to Help Families Experiencing Homelessness

June 2, 2018

Q13 – United Way Holds First Ever Family Resource Exchange to Help Families Experiencing Homelessness

January 2, 2018

Q13 – Understanding the 4% Rise in Homelessness in King County

May 31, 2018

Q13 – Moving Forward to Reduce Homelessness

May 11, 2018

The Seattle Times – Something Has to Change If We’re Going to Solve This Crisis

May 4, 2018

The Columbian – Breakfast Makes for Smarter Kids

April 28, 2018

King 5 – Ethan Stowell Talks About Ways We Can End Homelessness

April 11, 2018

Komo 4 – Working to End Homelessness at the Community Resource Exchange

March 21, 2018

Komo 4 – Community Resource Exchange

March 21, 2018

King 5 – Conversation Around the Homlessness Crisis at Community Resource Exchange

Kcpq 13 – Community Resource Exchange 2018

March 21, 2018

Kiro Radio – Changemakers’ Rally Calls for Leadership on Homelessness

March 21, 2018

Kcpq 13—helping Low-income Families Keep More of What They Earn With Free Tax Preparation Offered at Over 30 Locations

January 30, 2018

Komo 4—thousands of Volunteers—from Companies Like Starbucks, Microsoft and Union Bank—spend Mlk Day Giving Back

January 15, 2018

Kcpq 13—families Spend Mlk Day Giving Back. 2,700 Volunteers Were in the Community, Thanks to Sponsors like Bank of America and Target

January 15, 2018

King 5—an Overview of All the Work Volunteers Will Do on Mlk Day of Service

January 15, 2018

107.7 Fm—on-air Interview With Reconnecting Youth Participant Zena About Her Experience Getting Her Education Back on Track

January 14, 2018

Seattle Times – 300 More Seattle-area Families to Join Program That Helps Them Teach Their Toddlers

January 3, 2018

107.7 Fm—on-air Interview With Campaign Co-chair Ethan Stowell Sharing His Excitement About the Hundreds of People Being Helped Through Streets to Home

December 24, 2017

Seahawks De Michael Bennett Named Nominee for Walter Payton Nfl Man of the Year Award

Seattle times – Fight Homelessness by Donating to United Way

October 17, 2017

King 5 – Summer Food Invasion Offers Free Meals for Kids and Families

August 16, 2017

Kcpq 13 – United Way’s Summer Food Invasion Brings Healthy Meals to Low-income Families

June 29, 2017

Komo 4 — Seahawks Character Playbook Story

June 8, 2017

Kiro Radio — Mariners Legend Dan Wilson Talks About Celebrity Softball Game

May 10, 2017

Q13 Fox — the United Way All-star Softball Classic Is This Saturday! (May 13th)

May 7, 2017

Q13 Fox — Cj Prosise Talks to Q13 About Why Ending Youth Homelessness at the All-star Softball Classic Matters to Him.

May 7, 2017

Komo 4 — All-star Softball Classic and the Bachelor

May 3, 2017

King 5 — United Way Offers Free Tax Help

March 10, 2017

King 5 — the Difference a Haircut Can Make for the Homeless

March 9, 2017

Kiro 7 — Community Resource Exchange Story

March 9, 2017

Komo Radio — Community Resource Exchange Story

March 9, 2017

Kcpq 13 — Breakfast Challenge at Madrona Elementary With the Seattle Sounders

February 10, 2017

Komo 4 — Jobs Connect Profile

December 22, 2016

Seattle Times — Teaching Parents How to Teach Their Toddlers: Seattle-area Program Yields Lasting Benefits

December 21, 2016

Kiro 7 — Jobs Connect Profile

November 20, 2016

King 5 — Microsoft Donates $1.5 Million to Help Dropouts Go Back to School

November 15, 2016

Seattle Times — United Way Aims to Reconnect Youths With Their Future

November 4, 2016

Real Change — Vince Matulionis Left a Void at the United Way of King County

October 5, 2016

Northwest Asian Weekly — Tanaka Wins Celeb Chef Smackdown

August 14, 2016

Seattle Times — Chef Contest Helps Combat Youth Hunger

July 20, 2016

Q13 Fox — Celebrity Chefs Compete to Raise Money for United Way

July 19, 2016

Seattle Times — How Boeing Has Helped Washington State Thrive

July 14, 2016

Q13 Fox — ‘hand Ups’ Not Handouts: How Businesses Can Help Tackle Seattle’s Homeless Crisis

June 29, 2016

Seattle Weekly — the Solution to Seattle’s Homeless Problem Is Painfully Obvious

June 29, 2016

Seattle Channel — Jobs Connect Matches People With Unfilled Jobs

June 23, 2016


June 22, 2016

Maple Valley Reporter — United Way of King County Offers Free Tax Preparation

January 24, 2016

Seattle Times — Give to United Way of King County to Help Reduce Homelessness

November 30, 2015

Press Releases

United Way of King County Quits X (Formerly Known as Twitter)

November 17, 2023

(SEATTLE)— Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of X (formerly known as Twitter), United Way of King County has been aware and concerned about the hate speech and vitriol perpetrated on the… Read More

Join former Seahawks star Doug Baldwin and United Way of King County for the second Annual Community BBQ at Renton Memorial Stadium

July 25, 2023

WHAT: Doug Baldwin and United Way of King County are hosting the second Annual Community Barbecue WHEN: August 12 from 11 AM to 3 PM. WHERE: Renton Memorial Stadium, 405… Read More

United Way of King County announces new board chair, new board members

July 25, 2023

United Way of King County is honored to announce that board of directors’ member Luis Masieri has been named the organization’s new board chair for the fiscal year 2024, which… Read More

Sign Up with United Way of King County To See if You Qualify for Rental Assistance

October 19, 2022

(SEATTLE)— United Way of King County is distributing rental assistance payments on behalf of King County, and residents now have another opportunity to register to receive rental payments.  United Way… Read More

Volunteers are needed for United Way of King County’s Free Tax Prep Program

October 19, 2022

(SEATTLE)— United Way of King County needs volunteers now to help us fight poverty with our Free Tax Preparation Program. United Way of King County’s Free Tax Preparation program is… Read More

United Way Announces New Board Chair, Four New Board Members

September 1, 2022

(SEATTLE)—United Way of King County is honored to announce that Board of Directors member Maud Daudon has been named its new board chair for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on… Read More

Join former Seahawks star Doug Baldwin and United Way of King County for the first Annual Community BBQ at Renton Memorial Stadium

June 14, 2022

WHAT: Doug Baldwin and United Way of King County are hosting the first Annual Community BarbecueWHEN: on June 18, from 11 AM to 3 PM.WHERE: Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan… Read More

United Way of King County Announces Doug Baldwin Jr. as Campaign Chair for 2021-2022

September 29, 2021

Baldwin is the CEO of Ventrk, steward & principal of Vault 89 Ventures, and a former wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. He will lead United Way’s annual fundraising campaign… Read More

During a Year of Unprecedented Need, the Community Showed Up

September 3, 2021

 (SEATTLE)—Thanks to the generosity of community-minded individuals, government and corporate partners, and local organizations, United Way of King County provided rental assistance, food relief and other supports to thousands of… Read More

United Way of King County Announces David Burman, Partner at Perkins Coie, as New Board Chair

July 16, 2021

The Organization Also Welcomes New Directors to the Board (SEATTLE)—United Way of King County is honored to announce David Burman as new board chair for fiscal year 2022, which started… Read More

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