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March 23, 2020, Olympia, Wash. — The Thurston County COVID-19 Community Response Fund is now accepting requests from Thurston County residents who...

Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

October 2, 2019, Olympia, Wash. — United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board met on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to award federal funds received from the Department of Homeland Security to organizations providing emergency food and shelter to individuals and/or families in Thurston County.

Under federal funding guidelines, organizations...

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

January 25, 2019, Olympia, Wash. — On January 24, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) activated its Emergency Assistance Fund, a community-wide effort to provide rapid financial assistance to furloughed federal workers, essential personnel who are working without pay and federal contract employees affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown.

On January 25, the shutdown has ended, temporarily.

"We're relieved to learn...

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019
December 4, 2018, OLYMPIA – The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for below freezing weather
patterns in the Puget Sound area during the next five days. In response to this predicted weather
pattern, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is issuing a “Code Blue” advisory
to increase shelter capacity beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, and extending
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thurston County’s 2018 Consolidated Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open, as of February 28, 2018.  The 2018 Consolidated RFP encompasses funding for the following four (4) programs:
  • Community Investment Partnership (CIP)
  • Homeless and Affordable Housing, including federal HOME program funds as well as SHB 2060 and ESHB 2163 funds
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for City of Tumwater...
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Job title: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Manager

Reports to: Director of Community Impact
30 hours per week, hourly, nonexempt position

Position Summary:

United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) is a dedicated organization of staff and volunteers committed to fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community that we serve. The RSVP Manager...

Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Community Care Center is requesting donations of food to have on hand for clients who need food for medical reasons.

Food needed: Granola bars, breakfast bars, juice boxes, single serve crackers, single-serve nuts, single serve trail mix, applesauce, cup of noodles, single-serve soup and...

Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

We've entered the season of giving and our generous community is asking for ways to help those in need. We've compiled a list of organizations that are offering seasonal assistance. You can share this page or for a printable poster, CLICK HERE.


Posted: Monday, November 6, 2017

Paul Larsen, who has served as Volunteer Programs Director at United Way of Thurston County for over two years, was nominated in July to serve as President of the Washington Association of Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Directors (WARSVPD).

A program of the Corporation for National...

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017