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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

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, 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

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