Connect for Good-Fighting Homelessness

Nov 20 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
United Way King County Building
720 Second Avenue, Seattle, 98104

Connect for Good is a chance to take your volunteering and community engagement up a notch. Do you have questions about why people are homeless? What our community is doing about the issue? What’s working, what’s already been tried and what isn’t working? This experience will give you the chance to get answers to all those questions (and more) so that you can understand contributing factors as well as solutions that are moving people safely into permanent homes.

The commitment: Sessions will be held on Nov 20 and Dec 4. During these two sessions you’ll learn in-depth information about the issue of homelessness in King County, how to engage your networks to fight homelessness and get to know your fellow Emerging Leaders. Then on Dec 14, you’ll volunteer as a group at the Family Resource Exchange to directly help those who are experiencing homelessness.


Note that this is a multiple day volunteering opportunity and participants will need to commit to the following schedule:

Wednesday 11/20 (6pm – 8:30pm)

·       Introduction to United Way: Overview of Four Focus Areas

·       Part 1: Ending Homelessness

·       Part 1: Fundraising basics/ best practices

November 21 – Dec 3 (fundraise and work on activities)

Wednesday 12/4 (6pm – 8:30pm)

·       Part 2: Fundraising basics/ best practices

·       Part 2: Ending Homelessness

Saturday December 14 (9am – 3pm)

·         Family Resource Exchange (commit to attending 3hr morning shift or 3hr afternoon shift)

By signing up for this project you are committing to participating during Nov/ Dec (a duration of 3 weeks). 

This opportunity is for young professionals as part of the Emerging Leaders 365 program.

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