*+-Leanne Sangster, United Way staffer and Emerging Leader, recounts one satisfying volunteer experience with fellow young professionals. Check out the insights and passion and how you can be part of this group.
*+-Blair Taylor, Starbucks chief community officer, reflects on meeting Blue H., a man experiencing homelessness who came to the United Way Community Resource Exchange on April 23 at CenturyLink Field. The Exchange brings together scores of resources and services all in one place, on one day, to help people who are homeless regroup. Hundreds of volunteers powered the day, with the biggest group from Starbucks, the title sponsor.
*+-Volunteer Program Coordinator for Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets, Will Ross, is tasked with helping improve access to housing, education, and employment for homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. Read on for impressions from his first day on the job.. Walking to work my first morning on Capitol Hill to…
*+-United Way’s Director of Ending Homelessness shares about his friend Rex, an inspirational guy who decided he cared too much to keep walking by.
*+-Feeling invisible is persistent for people experiencing homelessness. We need to remember the importance of really SEEING people who are homeless. And we can.
*+-Ten years ago a group of individuals representing nonprofits, philanthropy, local government, the faith community, and the business community came together to discuss our community’s response to the growing homeless issue in King County. Early on that group agreed that it wasn’t good enough to simply continue to manage the needs of people in our…
*+-Well it turns out that ending homelessness is as simple as getting people into homes.
*+-Steve had been in and out of shelters for years. “In” meaning figuring out how to get his name shelter lists early to get bed. “Out” meaning a cold, wet night outside.