Our Thurston County COVID-19 Response Fund continues to act as a vital fundraising hub for both individuals and local community organizations. From churches to fitness clubs, community organizations are using previously planned events to rally their members to raise money for the Response Fund.
The Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC) had their annual dinner and auction scheduled for Saturday, May 2. The governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy mandate prevented the congregation from gathering as they usually would, so church leaders pivoted to plan a virtual event.
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United Way of Thurston County Encourages Organizations to Utilize AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities
Olympia, Wash. — Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations need to build robust emergency response plans, develop creative virtual community engagement opportunities and identify and implement program needs and changes,...
TOGETHER!’s shopping list for families in need included grocery items such as ramen, cereal, granola bars, pasta sauce, instant macaroni and cheese, canned fruits, vegetables, and chicken, as well as hygiene items such as powdered laundry detergent, diapers, baby wipes and formula. In normal times, these items would be easy to acquire, but these are not normal times.
In mid-April, TOGETHER! received assistance from the Thurston County COVID-19 Response Fund created by United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. The fund continues to support...
As our community continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, two organizations have come together to create the Thurston County COVID-19 Response Fund in support of vital nonprofits, individuals and vulnerable families. United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and Community Foundation of South Puget Sound (CFSPS) launched the fund on March 16. They immediately received an influx of donations made by generous community members and businesses.Meals on Wheels Deliveries Doubled
Senior Services of South Sound (SSS) helps seniors in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties stay active...
Today is the first day of AmeriCorps Week 2020! AmeriCorps week is a celebration of all things national service. To recognize this week, I would like to share my experience as a VISTA thus far.
I joined the United Way of Thurston County VISTA Team in August 2019, and recently reached the halfway point of my Year of Service as the Community Outreach VISTA for Emergency Food Network. In the past six months, I’ve been immersed in the challenging world of non-profit organizations for the first time.
I have found myself in the middle of the troubling problem of...
North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) recognized United Way's Reading Buddy program at their board meeting on January 14, 2020....