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
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
Our CEO, Dona Ponepinto, was featured last week on CityLine, a one-hour Tacoma talk-show that puts you in touch with events, activites and news available in the city. Dona discusses what ALICE is, how this new found research will impact our community, and what we can do about it. Check out the clip here: Watch VideoRead More
One of the several ways the Hunger-Free Pierce County Collaborative is taking initiative to end hunger in our region is through The Crock Pot Project.
In total, United Way of Pierce County has distributed 802 slow cookers and 3,500 soup kits to families in need...Read More
A key strategy in United Way of Pierce County's work to break the cycle of poverty is building more strong families. In Pierce County, 12 percent of families live in poverty. Another 22 percent are...Read More