Points of Light operates globally through a network of more than 250 affiliates that inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that create meaningful change in their local community. Seattle is unique because it is a market where Points of Light has two affiliates — Seattle Works and the United Way of King County — putting people at the center of change and connecting volunteers to meaningful opportunities to make a difference.
Seattle Works connects volunteers, develops leaders and builds community through a variety of programs and trainings. Recently recognized by Advancement NW and the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the Puget Sound region’s “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization,” Seattle Works leverages its deep and long-standing relationships with the nonprofit sector — and a top-notch project management team — to make volunteering easy, fun and rewarding for individuals, companies, and teams looking to make a lasting impact in the community.
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From individual projects to company-wide days of service, United Way makes it easy — and fun — for volunteers to get connected and to make a difference. Each year, we bring more than 30,000 volunteers together to build and shape their communities in King County.
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Join Points of Light and our two local affiliates on Saturday, June 17, to kick off the Conference on Volunteering and Service by supporting the Seattle community! United Way's Fuel Your Future connects kids to nutritious food year-round, and Seattle Works Day is an annual day of service that supports 50 local nonprofits and engages thousands of volunteers. This is the perfect mashup between our Seattle affiliates, and enables Conference attendees to have a direct impact on the local community.
In King County, 1 in 5 kids regularly go hungry. Many of these children eat free lunch at school; however, many families do not know free lunches are available throughout the summer in many city parks. To raise awareness of these summer programs before school lets out, Conference volunteers will join the United Way and Seattle Works to host a free-lunch give-away and party in a city park.
Add Seattle Works Day to your Conference registration agenda and help us prepare nutritious "snack packs" for kids, lead fun educational activities, promote access to healthy food and share where families can find all this great support once school is out the following week.