Outstanding Results! Thank you!

By United Way of King County Posted on August 12, 2016 In News

Gratitude. Humility. Pride. Just a few of the things we’re feeling right after announcing a record-breaking fundraising year.

Yeah, we’re proud of the $51 million you helped us raise. Who wouldn’t be?! (That’s up from an already impressive $35 million last year!) But even more exciting, the dollars you contributed help make some pretty amazing things happen:

More people have homes. Thousands of people had emergency shelter until they could get back on their feet. More than two hundred people moved out of homelessness as part of our Streets to Home pilot project.

Students are graduating. More than 1,700 young people took the first step to get their educations back on track. 1,200 2-and 3-year-olds from low-income families learned their shapes, colors and the importance of play from home visitors so that they could start kindergarten on solid footing with their higher income peers.

Families are on their way to financial stability. More people accessed the best anti-poverty tool out there (the Earned Income Tax Credit!) because of your support. Thousands of kids accessed healthy meals during the school year and beyond – helping their parents make ends meet.

Whether you gave $25 or $25,000, we couldn’t have done it without you.

We continue to be humbled by our generous donors and companies. It wouldn’t happen without employees at small businesses (Car Toys, Darigold, MG2, Parametrix, the list goes on . . . ) and at Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, The Boeing Company, Nordstrom, PACCAR – how lucky are we?!).

Thanks for all that you do!


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