Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Seattle
With a gift to United Way of King County, you join the “we” who stand up for people further impoverished by our booming economy. Together, we help families keep more of their money as they struggle to build financial stability.
The Fuel Your Future Campaign is a series of United Way of King County programs that will help keep at risk families financially stable by assuring every child in our community has access to nutritious food every day.
United Way of King County helps provide security in a time of great wealth inequality.
We invest millions in healthy meal programs for kids to ease pressure on grocery bills. Our Free Tax Prep campaign returns tens of millions in tax refunds to family budgets. United, we take the fight to Olympia to make sure financial stability remains a legislative and budget priority.
- Alleviate poverty for 50,000 people
- Reduce food-insecure kids in South King County to 10%
Your donation helps 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.
Free Tax Prep Program: Refunds Seed Stability
in tax refunds
referrals to financial resources
Fuel Your Future: Healthy Food Helps Feed the Budget, Too
One in five Washington kids is regularly at risk of going hungry. Hunger can effect growth, study skills and behavior. United Way and its donors work together to help all kids grow up healthy, graduate and become successful adults.
AmeriCorps Members At Work
Healthy After-School Meals Each Day
Summer Meals Served
Benefits Hub: Help College Students Succeed
Education is one of the best tools to break the cycle of poverty. Many college students struggle—9% are homeless and 36% don’t know where their next meal will come from. So we’re connecting them to services through Benefits Hubs to help them stay in school and graduate.
Benefits Hubs are right on campus, so students can easily get financial coaching, help applying for financial aid, free tax preparation and food pantry-type support. With these obstacles gone, students can focus on graduating.
College Campuses Involved
AmeriCorps Members at Work