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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Keynote Speaker Maurice A. Jones Shares Proven Housing Solutions

United Way of Pierce County presented the third annual From Poverty to Possibilities poverty summit, which has become a signature event focused on communitywide solutions in removing barriers for struggling local families. Approximately 250 participants... Read More

Monday, November 4, 2019

Enjoy this special CityLine Halloween segment with United Way CEO Dona Ponepinto as she  provides an update of the November 12 event. Her perfectly themed farmer costume is a great tie to Pitch to Ditch Poverty Challenge, because we are ditching poverty in Pierce County!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

To reflect a diverse population and critical social issues facing Pierce County, United Way has doubled down by building a board that not only looks like the community but has a deep passion for addressing poverty in Pierce County.

According to United Way of Pierce County President and CEO, Dona Ponepinto, “We were very intentional... Read More

Thursday, September 19, 2019

United Way of Pierce County rallied community members to work together in a new way to spark dialogue on complex social issues, by hosting A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett, son of investor Warren Buffett, at the Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday.

United Way Worldwide is partnering with Peter... Read More

Thursday, August 29, 2019

United Way of Pierce County’s South Sound 211 operation will begin providing free Lyft rides to eligible clients in select cities in September

Recently, United Way Worldwide announced the launch of Ride United, a transportation access initiative that will help individuals in need overcome transportation barriers. Ride United launches... Read More

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Premier Corporate Partners, Local Philanthropists and Students are United for the Future to Bring Philanthropy and Social Activism Together

Who:   United Way of Pierce County and Peter Buffett, youngest son of investor, Warren Buffett. Through his music and media presentation, Peter Buffett will share fascinating stories, his views on... Read More

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

United Way of Pierce County’s Gifts in Kind program, is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse to launch its 12th annual Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that collects gently-used professional clothing for Americans transitioning back into the workforce. Throughout the month of July, donations collected at Men’s Wearhouse stores... Read More

Monday, June 17, 2019

Check out the latest CityLine featuring Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO, United Way of Pierce County as she shares the Pitch to Ditch Poverty Challenge.

United Way is looking for innovative ideas that address family financial instability. Winning groups will receive funding to kick start winning concepts.

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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

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