Help United Way of Central Washington earn Fred Meyer Community Rewards!

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 2:29pm -- mtodd

You can help United Way of Central Washington earn donations just by shopping with your FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

New Leaders Yakima County: The Year Ahead

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:43pm -- mtodd

United Way of Central Washington’s New Leaders Yakima County (NLYC) program promotes the Yakima Valley, provides network and socializing opportunities, while developing our member’s leadership skills.

New Leaders Yakima County offers recognition and opportunities for learning, development, and access to civic engagement. Current President of the Executive Committee, Cal Blethen, says “New Leaders this year is making a serious effort to focus all future events on topics that interest the community at large.”

In Mabton, Children Come To School On Monday Ready To Learn

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:51pm -- mgarvin

Here at United Way, we are proud to partner with the Mabton Backpack (FFA Leadership program). In Mabton, we learned about two years ago, that many children were going home hungry over the weekend. With a backpack full of food to take home for the weekend, those kids can come to school Monday morning ready to learn. The Mabton FFA Leadership program director reported on the success of the Weekend Backpack program:

International Volunteer Day

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:44pm -- bvonseggern

In honor of International Volunteer Day we would like to recognize and thank all volunteers in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. Without the commitment and passion of community members we would not be able to meet the needs of hundreds of fellow residents. You may not realize but everyday volunteers are helping local nonprofits achieve their mission and goals to advance the common good. These individuals organize items at food banks, assist with a community event, provide organizational support to build capacity or work with an agencies clientele.


New Kid in Town

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:10pm -- bvonseggern

Newly retired after forty-five plus years of industry work in the United States and Canada, residing in many cities moving as career opportunities arose, I now find myself in Yakima, Washington as a native son, if you will, retruning ready to keep a pledge to myself.

Give back through volunteerism to my new community.

Making a Lasting Impression

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:47am -- bvonseggern

Like any job sometimes you can go days, even weeks thinking that you aren’t achieving your goals or you aren’t making the difference you set out to make. As requests come in for volunteer projects from nonprofits and companies that would like to help out its simple to get lost in the logistics; where, when, how many people, time frame, t-shirt sizes the list could go on. Sometimes it takes a letter from a volunteer to make you realize that you’re right on track.


The 2013 Campaign has Officially Started!

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:32pm -- smartinez

We would first like to thank all of you who were able to make it out to our Campaign Kick-Off this morning. Yes it was early, but it seemed like the coffee and pastries were a big enough bribe to get well over 65 community members out of bed! This year's Kick-Off took a more formalized approach to bringing together like-minded people around the idea of advancing the common good.


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