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Friday, April 20, 2018

Celebrate Community: Walk in My Shoes

Dr. Brenda Combs Shares Triumphant Story over Addiction and Homelessness

TACOMA, WA—Despite a large crowd of 350+ guests, the McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College grew quiet early on the morning of April 17. Lone voices shared stories to bring the Walk in My Shoes theme to life.... Read More

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Board Members Boost United Way’s Leadership Team

United Way Board announces addition of Tanisha Jumper, Louis P. Cooper, Jr. and Steven M. Harlow

TACOMA,WA – United Way of Pierce County today announced the addition of three new members to its respected board of... Read More

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

United Way’s Center for Strong Families Celebrates
Benchmark in Helping 725 Working Families

Financial and Employment Coaching Services Expand to Lakewood,  Bethel and Parkland Neighborhoods

United Way of Pierce County recently announced that its Center for Strong Families reached a new benchmark in Pierce County. Since its... Read More

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Celebrate Community: Walk in My Shows presented by United Way of Pierce County

Date: April 17, 2018 from 7:30am-9:00 am

Location: McGavick Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW Building 23, Lakewood, WA 98499

Save the Date on April 17 for our signature Spring breakfast event, made possible by lead... Read More

Monday, February 12, 2018
Free Tax Preparation Services Media Advisory

20 Sites in Pierce County Offering Free Tax Preparation Services
For Low-Income Individuals and Families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Who: United Way of Pierce County’s- South Sound 2-1-1 & Associated Ministries

What: Free Tax Preparation Services ... Read More

Monday, December 18, 2017

TACOMA, WA—Recently, Mabel Edmonds, Vice President for Instruction at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, was appointed to United Way of Pierce County’s Board of Directors.

In her role at Clover Park Technical College, Edmonds provides instructional leadership and oversees bachelor degree, professional technical,... Read More

Thursday, November 30, 2017

TACOMA, WA—United Way of Pierce County has announced the 2018 Campaign Cabinet who will lead fundraising efforts. Mayor Marilyn Strickland will serve as chairperson. As mayor, she has focused on creating family-wage jobs by improving education and workforce training, promoting entrepreneurship, investing in transportation and attracting... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2017

Learn more about the work being done to fight poverty in Pierce County. Watch this short segment with United Way's Dona Ponepinto with CityLine host Amanda Westbrook. Thank you for inviting us to lend our voice and share our vision to end poverty, one family at a time. http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=6701

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Event Promotes Conversation and Action Plans To Lift Residents out of Poverty

(TACOMA, WA) In Pierce County alone, nearly 100,000 households struggle to make ends meet and one in three families are homeless or housing insecure.  These alarming statistics sounded a reverberating response from United Way of Pierce County to host a poverty... Read More

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TACOMA, WA—United Way of Pierce County recognized 40 local companies as Premier Partners for 2015 at a private wine-tasting event last week. The event, sponsored by Rodney Strong Vineyards, also acknowledged outstanding campaigns with a Campaign Partnership award.

Premier Partners are recognized for their extraordinary and wide-... Read More

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