Building Financial Stability

When you support United Way, you’re helping families move out of poverty and become financially stable. Last year we invested $7.4M in feeding hungry kids and empowering families around the county, connected thousands of volunteers who want to make a difference and helped make financial stability a priority in Olympia.

Our Goals


Alleviate poverty for 50,000 people

50% fewer food insecure kids in South King County
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Free Tax Prep Program


For those with a limited income, paying for tax services is bad news. Your support of the Free Tax Preparation Program allows people to spend their hard-earned dollars on food, not fees.

Each tax season hundreds volunteer to help with taxes at libraries, Goodwill stores and other sites. Volunteers are IRS-trained and offer free tax help in multiple languages.

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Fuel Your Future


One in 5 Washington kids is regularly at risk of going hungry. We want to help all kids eat well, grow up healthy, graduate and become successful adults.

We harness the energy of dozens of AmeriCorps members and community partners to help meet low-income families where they are and help kids get the nutritious food they need. Our work is county-wide, with an emphasis in south King County.


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Connecting People in Crisis to Help


Our community has loads of support for people in need. But navigating those resources can be overwhelming without a little direction from people who care.

Your dollars mean people can find resources through 2-1-1 to get through tough times. 2-1-1 connects them to food stamps, rent assistance, counseling and more. It also coordinates the efforts of the many nonprofits in our community, saving time and money for all.