The Best Anti-Poverty Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Rachel Aronson is an Emerson Hunger Fellow spending six months with United Way of King County. Her work is focused on increasing access to school breakfast as well as contributing to the Free Tax Campaign. Picture the word taxes. What are the first things that pop into your head? Most people associate taxes with frustration…

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Tired of ‘one and done’ volunteering? Getting the most out of giving back.

Many people, like you, want to volunteer at the end of the year, yet are disappointed to learn that nonprofits are maxed out. While our community’s nonprofits would love to use more volunteers, often they can’t because they don’t have sufficient capacity to manage those volunteers. United Way’s Volunteer Impact Partnership is working to fix…

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What Would it Take For You To Give Up Your Saturday Morning?

Guest blogger Constance McBarron is a volunteer on the Emerging Leader Marketing Committee and a PR professional at Barokas Public Relations. She recently led a Second Saturday volunteer project for Emerging Leaders and recaps why this was four hours well spent. Saturday was one of those crisp, clear autumn mornings when you know you’re going…

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Sweeping, scrubbing and shopping for a great cause

Guest blogger Jordan McKerney is the Senior Communications Specialist at MulvannyG2 Architecture, where she focuses on internal and external communications and brand initiatives. Jordan also volunteers at United Way on the Emerging Leader marketing committee. I’ll admit it: I am a die-hard thrift shopper. There’s nothing I love more than the thrill of the hunt…

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Why I Live United

Guest blogger Amanda Danforth is our summer intern. She was kind enough to let us in on why she has been kind enough to intern with us two years in a row. Hey, it’s the intern here. I just got asked to write a blog post about what I’m doing here. This is my second…

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