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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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TACOMA, WA—United Way of Pierce County’s application process for the 2020-2022 funding cycle will open Spring 2019. 

The Community Impact Investment Fund is made up of undesignated dollars raised through United Way of Pierce County. These funds are reinvested in local strategies and initiatives to meet the most challenging needs... Read More

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Sound Outreach, Tacoma Goodwill Selected for Centers Opening This Summer

TACOMA, Wash.—United Way of Pierce County is pleased to announce that Sound Outreach and Goodwill have been selected as partners to help low-income families through United Way’s first two Center for Strong Families, slated to open later this summer. The Centers will help... Read More

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

As April 15th draws near, more people are thinking about their taxes. United Way of Pierce County wants families to keep the money they have worked so hard for. One of the ways we are doing this is by connecting them to free tax preparation and making sure they get tax credits that they are eligible for. 

United Way offers a variety of... Read More

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Innovation Brief: Partnering with Strive Together

Posted by Betsy Rubiner on November 9, 2015 at 10:00am

This is the fourth in an occasional series of Innovation Briefs produced and written by the Campaign to share how GLR communities are pursuing work in an innovative way.

Partnering with like-minded efforts is a key to... Read More

Monday, March 7, 2016

United Way of Pierce County is pleased to announce the addition of Corey Mosesly to our staff. Mosesly joined United Way as the Manager of Family Stability Initiatives. He comes to the organization with a wealth of experience in both the non-profit and government sector and has worked with organizations on a broad range of issues, including... Read More

Monday, February 8, 2016

The ALICE report is making headlines in our county. With 22% of Pierce County households struggling right above the line of poverty- action needs to take place. And by adding the 22% to the 12% already in poverty- we have 1 in 3 people struggling to put food on the table.

"United Way hopes new report can influence public policy and... Read More

Monday, February 8, 2016

Jeannie Yandel talks to Dona Ponepinto, president and CEO of United Way of Pierce County about a new study commissioned by United Way that found one in three Northwest households are living just above or below the poverty line. Listen to the show "Employment Is High, But So Is Poverty" here.

Learn more about ALICE and how to do your part... Read More

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