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United Way of Thurston County Celebrates 24th Annual Day of Caring by Expanding Opportunities to Two Days

August 22, 2016– Olympia, Wash. It’s true what they say, strength comes in numbers. That’s why United Way of Thurston County has expanded its annual single-day volunteering bonanza to two days, September 30 and October 1, this year.

“Day of Caring is an unforgettable,...

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016

United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), the Cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, and Thurston County; partners in the Community Investment Partnership (CIP), are pleased to announce their second year of coordinated funding awards for 2015-16....

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015

The Women’s Leadership Council announced its fifth year of funding during the 6th Annual Power of the Purse to support women and children in Thurston County. Thanks to members of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) and the philanthropic community, $25K in grants will help strengthen and support five nonprofit organizations during the 2015-2016 funding cycle.

“We know the economy is impacting lives of women and their families so we...

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Aibra is an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over the last two years, Aibra worked with Morningside, a nonprofit community rehabilitation program that provides employment services to individuals with disabilities. Through Morningside’s program, Aibra acquired volunteer jobs with the Lacey Senior Center, Tumwater Farmers Market, and United Way of Thurston County.

During her two years of discovery, Aibra explored various...

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015

Imagine being a single parent and coming home after working an eight-hour day at your minimum wage job. Picture the hungry look on your child’s face as you glance into the half-empty kitchen pantry of your cozy 900-sqft apartment. You have done everything to stretch your food supply and are faced with the decision to use your next paycheck on groceries or bills.

Food insecurity refers to the lack of access, at times, to enough food...

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015

United Way of Thurston County announced a Make the Match campaign to raise extra funds for its Community Care Fund. Text-donating has revolutionized the ease and effectiveness of giving money to charities and through community partners, United Way is launching a text-donating application to raise money that supports local non-profits preparing children to be resilient, learn...

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Do you have your ticket to the upcoming concert on August 7th featuring The Black Lillies and The Blackberry Bushes? Tickets are still available online at www.OlympiaFilmSociety.Org or at Rainy Day Records for $25/pp. Pay in advance and save yourself the extra $5 at the door.


Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014

Nonprofits have a serious role in changing the world. Unfortunately, they cannot operate with the same importance. Why? Simply put, there is a negative emphasis on overhead.

Recently, notable organizations such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and...

Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014

United Way of Thurston County and the Community Investment Partnership are pleased to announce the funding awards for 2014-15.

Click Here to view awards.

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014