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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

South Sound 2-1-1, operated by United Way of Pierce County, is a free, easy-to-remember number, available in Pierce, Lewis and Thurston Counties that helps people cut through what can be a confusing and overwhelming maze of information and resources. Recently, South Sound 2-1-1 has demonstrated excellence in the information and referral... Read More

Monday, March 18, 2019

Two nonprofits will use $380,000 in grants to help veterans and other displaced workers prepare for skilled positions in manufacturing, technology

TACOMA - The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to help connect... Read More

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  25 Sites in Pierce County Offering Free Tax Preparation Services

Who: South Sound 2-1-1, Associated Ministries, Sound Outreach, Goodwill, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
What: Free Tax Preparation Services
Where: 25 Locations. A complete list can be found in the attached document and in the link provided.
When: From now until to April... Read More

Friday, January 18, 2019

Get Help When You Need it Most

If you or a loved one has been impacted by the U.S. Government shutdown, 2-1-1 may be able to help. United Way Worldwide has provided a landing page with a list of resources and information related to common questions, as well as financial relief and support from companies and support for union or credit... Read More

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael McAfee Urges Leaders to Take Action Toward Policy Change

United Way of Pierce County, in partnership with The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation held its second annual From Poverty to Possibilities poverty summit, which has become a keystone for community activism, considering one in three... Read More

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Earn it, Keep it, Grow it.” This is the motto at the Center for Strong Families, a United Way of Pierce County initiative that helps families elevate their economic situation through an innovative two-pronged approach. Offering both  employment coaching and financial counseling, the Center for Strong Families helps its clients get a bird’s eye... Read More

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
From Poverty to Possibilities Event to Focus on Policy and Systems Change with
Keynote Address by Dr. Michael McAffee, CEO Policy Link                                                                                          

Who:               United Way of Pierce County and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
What:             ... Read More

Friday, October 5, 2018

Check out the latest CityLine featuring Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO, United Way of Pierce County and Tanisha Jumper, Acting Director, Media and Communications Department, City of Tacoma. This episode focuses on the important role that United Way plays in our community and how the City of Tacoma supports us in raising funds and awareness... Read More

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

United Way recognized businesses across Pierce County with a fun and inspiring format at Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma on Thursday, September 13. Sponsored by NuStar Energy, U.S. Oil & Refining Company, WestRock and The Boeing Company, the event featured a scavenger hunt, networking and a unique blend of music from Lisa Donovan and... Read More

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The cycle of poverty is vicious and difficult to break. But that hasn't discouraged Dona Ponepinto from dedicating much of her life

to helping those who struggle. Experienced in the barriers faced by South Sound people who live above, below, and on the poverty line, Ponepinto has led the United Way of Pierce County since she was hired as... Read More

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