of Whatcom County

Advancing Education,
Income, and Health

Advocate Volunteer

Join us for a powerful start to this year's campaign! Hear from our leaders, have a tasty lunch, and be inspired to make great things happen.

Come and be part of a positive movement uniting our community.  Seating is limited so RSVP soon - You won't want to miss this!

Wednesday September 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven
Tickets - $15
Sponsor a table of 8 - $300

RSVP by August 25, tickets will go fast, don't miss out!
contact Dianne to get your tickets
or call our office at 360-733-8670 ext. 1102


Some of our amazing Campaign Coordinators at Samson Rope

Are you helping to run your United Way Campaign at your workplace? Then we need you to register as a Campaign Coordinator and join us for one of our upcoming meetings.
You will get:
  • An exclusive blue t-shirt
  • New updated thumb drive full of info and tools
  • Information on online pledge form opportunities
  • New brochures and posters
  • Opportunity to share and gain ideas from your peers
  • Plus snacks!
Campaign Coordinator Meetings:  
Tuesday August 29 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM 
Wednesday August 30 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Register as a Campaign Coordinator and sign up for a meeting

Email Patty Boyce with any questions


Our Fund Distribution Volunteers recently completed hours of work reviewing grants and visiting community organizations to select the recipients for 2017-2018 grants. United Way's rigorous vetting process ensures that donated dollars are spent efficiently where needed the most to impact our goals in Education, Income and Health.

T his year over 35 amazing programs will receive funding, resulting in 100,000+ individuals right here in Whatcom County that will be directly touched by contributions to United Way. Kids who will be better prepared for school, at-risk teens who will graduate, families that will have a roof overhead and food on the table, and individuals living healthy lives free from violence and abuse. Our community thrives, thanks to support of United Way!     

Full list of funded programs and partners


The working poor (or ALICE, Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) make up 22% of Whatcom County another 16% are below the poverty line. This means that 38% of our community does not earn enough to reach a basic survival budget to pay the average costs of housing, childcare/early learning, food, and healthcare.


That's why United Way supports all of these, not just one! We partner with programs and projects that provide:

  • Childcare/early Learning
  • After school programs
  • Job skills/prep
  • Safe/stable housing
  • Access to food
  • Mental health and recovery support

Big challenges aren't solved one non-profit at a time. Your gift to United Way of Whatcom County changes lives through a network of programs dedicated to lift up ALICE and strengthen our entire community.



Find out more about ALICE in our community



Make your Donation to United Way today


Guess what? Your gift to United Way is changing lives right now, right here in our community. Check out these United Way results from over the last year: 
Community Builders
(Sponsors of our 2017 Campaign)
Cascade Level

Mt Baker Level


Shuksan Level

Chuckanut Level

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