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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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

One in six children struggles with hunger and many children who rely on school meals, struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. This fact is unacceptable to United Way of Pierce County as well as many local health and human service partners that are fighting hunger. Together, they are helping to provide kids with nutritious food... Read More

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

(TACOMA, WA) Recently, Bill Berry, who serves as a strategic financial leader for Tacoma Public Utilities, was appointed as Chair of the United Way of Pierce County Board of Directors.

Bill has extensive executive experience in public power and water utilities, in addition to utility-focused investment banking and strategic financial... Read More

Friday, June 22, 2018

Watch Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO United Way of Pierce County in her interview with Amanda Westbrook of CityLine as she shared the current ALICE poverty report as well as insights about the interconnect challenges families face in our community. Despite seemingly positive economic signs, the ALICE data shows that financial hardship is... Read More

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Staggering new United Way reports reveal more Washingtonians struggling to make ends meet.  
BY MATT DRISCOLL  mdriscoll@thenewstribune.com  

More people know the name than ever before, it seems. ALICE is referenced often, especially by well-meaning politicians trying to make a point about the need to do more to help those living on the... Read More

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
South Sound Business  - May 2018 Issue                                                                                                                                             

A LOOK BACK AT 128 YEARS OF TACOMA’S UNITED WAY BUILDING

From Hardware to a Historic Home for Many A look back at 128 years of Tacoma’s United Way building.... Read More

Thursday, May 24, 2018

United Way of Pierce County and FamilyWize Help Local Community Save $1.3 million on Prescription Medications--Health Impact Report reveals partnership has helped 11,000 Pierce County community members in both physical and mental health

TACOMA, WA—United Way of Pierce County and FamilyWize announced today that local 11,000 community... Read More

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Updated Pierce County Poverty Report Reveals Continual Struggle for Low-income Working Families as Cost of Living Increases 
Despite lower unemployment, lagging wages working families are hit hard

(TACOMA) Two years ago, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest first introduced ALICE in our state. ALICE is a United Way acronym for Asset... Read More

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

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