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What CNCS Cuts Would Mean for United Way of Thurston County

On March 16, President Trump released his proposed federal budget that recommends the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. United Way of Thurston County currently...

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017

National Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service

Corporation for National and Community Service brings elected officials together with AmeriCorps VISTAs to serve community

March 21, 2017 – Olympia, Wash. – The nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective...

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Proposed Federal Budget Has Major Local Ramifications

Support of South Sound Volunteerism on the Chopping Block

 

PHOTOS AVALIABLE

March 17, 2017 – Olympia, Wash. On March 16, President Trump released his proposed federal budget that recommends the elimination of the Corporation for...

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017

Women United

Here is something you may not know...
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Leveraging the caring power of community for women and girls in Thurston County

February 16, 2017 – Olympia, Wash. – Women United (formerly Women’s Leadership Council) of United Way of Thurston County is seeking proposals for funding of programs and projects from 501c3 organizations that specifically address the needs of women and/or girls who are underserved or disengaged from typical community...

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Straight from the Heart Sets New Record
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017

September 28, 2016 - Olympia, WA – On September 30 and October 1 over 700 volunteers will join together for United Way of Thurston County’s 2016 Day(s) of Caring. Working on over 41 projects for 27 nonprofit agencies, volunteers will be working a variety of projects involving shovels, paintbrushes, gloves, and lots and lots of smiles regardless of the weather forecast.

“From school sports teams, workplace groups and...

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Strong Communities Need Strong Leaders

United Way of Thurston County presents The Olympia Board Academy

September 21, 2016– Olympia, Wash. Engaging community members in service is a critical aspect of the work of United Way of Thurston County and this year’s class of attendees for the Olympia Board...

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When students are not reading at grade level by third grade they are 4 times more likely not to graduate on time or at all.  As part of a nationwide United Way initiative to support our schools assist students with reading, United Way of Thurston County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program launched the United Way Reading Buddy program in 2011.

Community volunteers are recruited and placed in elementary schools to help students...

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016

United Way of Thurston County Celebrates 24th Annual Day of Caring by Expanding Opportunities to Two Days

August 22, 2016– Olympia, Wash. It’s true what they say, strength comes in numbers. That’s why United Way of Thurston County has expanded its annual single-day volunteering bonanza to two days, September 30 and October 1, this year.

“Day of Caring is an unforgettable,...

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016

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