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On September 22 and 23, Thurston County residents can expect to see over one thousand volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED t-shirts pulling weeds, painting buildings and cleaning sidewalks. It is about team building, giving back and helping organizations in need. Day of Caring has become an event that shuts down offices...

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

July 28, 2017 – Olympia, Wash. The United Way’s Reading Buddy program wrapped up their 5th year supporting elementary schools, teachers and students by recruiting and connecting community volunteers as Reading Buddies.  Reading Buddies help our schools by...

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Family owned Olympia Respiratory Services will hold their annual Customer Appreciation Day on August 3, 2017.

A contribution of the net amount of sales from this event will be pledged to United Way of Thurston County.

The time for the event is ...

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

More than a fundraising organization, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) is a community catalyst and a partner for creating measurable social impact that enhances the quality of life for the residents of greater Thurston County, Washington. An affiliate of one of America’s most respected nonprofit brands, UWTC works with a broad range of individuals and organizations to identify and mobilize solutions to address the community's most...

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

United Way of Thurston County

Accepting Human Service Award Nominations


June 1, 2017 Olympia, WA - United Way of Thurston County is seeking nominations for the distinguished Gladys Burns Human Service Award, a lifetime service award, celebrating the philanthropic and volunteer spirit within our community. The award honors...

Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Women United of United Way of Thurston County Announces Grants
Nine nonprofits benefiting women and girls to receive over $80,000


May 22, 2017, OLYMPIA – Women United, an affinity group of the United Way of Thurston County, has awarded nine local organizations $...

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Community Investment Partnership Announces Awards

Over $4 million granted to local nonprofit organizations for collective impact on community health and human services


May 16, 2017, OLYMPIA – The Community Investment Partnership (CIP), a public/...

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 4, 2017 – Olympia, Wash.  After several years of leading the United Way of Thurston County, Executive Director Paul Knox has announced his departure by the end of 2017.

“I love United Way and am excited about our strategic direction, but after seven years, I am looking forward to a new set of adventures.  I have plans to take some time to reflect and look at my options as well as engage in two real estate...

Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017

What CNCS Cuts Would Mean for United Way of Thurston County

On March 16, President Trump released his proposed federal budget that recommends the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. United Way of Thurston County currently...

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017


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