Blog

  • Guest Blog by Lindsay Morgan Tracy, Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Pierce CountyOn February 1, 2018, a contingency of United Way of Pierce County advocates, descended upon our state’s Capitol in Olympia to talk about legislative...
  • Guest Blog by Allison Loft, Education and Engagement Manager, United Way of Pierce CountyWhat is your New Year’s resolution?  Be more organized? Lose weight? Find a new job? Volunteer? Save money? Travel more?I find myself this time of...
  • In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, United Way of Pierce County hosted a Day of Service to create both hygiene kits for homeless teens and literacy kits for children in our community. The event was coordinated by AmeriCorps VISTA members...
  • Homeless is not a noun. It is an adjective describing a temporary condition that people fall into when they can’t afford to pay a place to live, or when their current home is unsafe or unstable. Job loss, physical and mental disability, various...
  • Each year, local businesses and organizations lend or sponsor talented people to work part-time for at least 12 weeks at United Way of Pierce County. These individuals are known as Campaign Executives and they serve as spokespersons and fundraisers...
  • Guest Blogger: Corey Mosesly, Director, Family Stability Initiatives, United Way of Pierce CountyEvery day hundreds of people from across the South Sound region turn to 2-1-1 for information and support--whether financial, domestic, health or...
  • In November when we held our largest community conversation to date called From Poverty to Possibilities, my team and I were thrilled by the resounding support of the community who turned out to join us in our fight to tackle poverty....
  • A few weeks ago, we heard a story from Karen, one of the volunteers at Food for Backpacks out on the Key Peninsula. Simple act of goodness mean so much and we wanted to share this short but sweet note we got from Karen.“I hesitated when you asked me...
  • Guest Blogger: Lindsay Morgan Tracy, Vice President, Community Impact & Engagement During the From Poverty to Possibilities summit, I loved it when Anita, a Pierce County citizen who has gotten out of poverty, challenged us - - those who...
  • Guest Blogger, Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO, United Way of Pierce CountyAfter 30 years in the United Way movement, I still wake up every day with a strong sense of purpose. Yes, the issues we are tackling seem insurmountable and the nearly...