United Way of King County kicks off its annual fundraising campaign with largest volunteer mobilization in Washington State.
SEATTLE- More than 11,000 volunteers from 122 companies tackled 416 service projects today across King County as part of United Way of King County's annual Day of Caring.
United Way's Day of Caring is Washington State's largest single day mobilization of volunteers and also serves as the official kick-off of United Way of King County's fundraising campaign.
“I can’t think of a better way to kick-off United Way’s fundraising campaign than to have so many people giving their time to make our community stronger,” said Jon Fine, CEO of United Way of King County. “With our economy strained, social needs on the rise, and public resources dwindling, United Way is where caring people can come together to respond, and be confident of making a significant impact.”
293 agencies will benefit from 52,000 hours of volunteer labor with a total estimated value of $1.1 million
Sponsors for the Day of Caring include Microsoft, AT&T, Washington Federal ,Bank of America, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Farmers.
United Way of King County envisions a an economically robust, safe, healthy and proactively caring community in which every individual thrives during each stage of life: healthy babies, successful students, engaged adults and active older adults. For more information go to the Web site, unitedwayofkingcounty.org