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Join Us For Breakfast

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:01am -- mgarvin

Our new United Way Community Partners Breakfast features Sunny Kobe Cook, founder of Sleep Country USA, a Northwest legend. She received Inc. Magazine's Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and her company was reacognized as the "Best Company to Work For," the first retailer to win this distiction. Sunny Kobe Cook began her career as a secretary. She worked her way to founding her business in 1991 with only $5,000. Sleep Country USA grew to over $50 million in annual sales with 28 locations.

Profiles of Community Impact: Voices for Children

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:15am -- mgarvin

Voices for Children creates a happy healthy environment of support for foster children and families as they face difficult periods of transition. Because of early traumas and lack of stability in their lives, children in foster care are more likely than other children to have emotional and behavioral problems and are at higher risk to drop out of high school. No matter how or where a child enters the foster care system, generosty and commitment on the part of others will provide a more stable future for foster children.

Thank you to all who attended United Way's Annual Meeting

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:05pm -- mgarvin

On May 20, we held our Annual Meeting at the Yakima Valley Hotel and Conference Center.

After several years of wonderful service, Jan Luring, McDonald's of Yakima and Kittitas Counties and Tony Farina, Capital Advisors, completed their terms of service. Cal Blethen of RBC Wealth Management was elected by the membership to his first three year term as Board Member.

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:

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.

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