of Whatcom County

Advancing Education,
Income, and Health

Advocate Volunteer

Hear from our leaders, have a tasty lunch, and be inspired to make great things happen.

Special guest speaker Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County and head of our regional ALICE Research Committee, will make a special trip up to our county to share some amazing stories and information with us. You won't want to miss this!

Wednesday September 7, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven
Tickets - $15
Sponsor a table of 8 - $300

RSVP by August 24, 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 gray t-shirt
  • New updated thumb drive full of info and tools
  • Information on new online pledge form opportunities
  • New brochures and posters
  • Opportunity to share and gain ideas from your peers
  • Plus snacks!
Campaign Coordinator Meetings:  
Tuesday August 30 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM 
Wednesday August 31 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Register as a Campaign Coordinator and sign up for a meeting

Email Tamara with any questions

Are you interested in learning how to cook delicious healthy meals on just $4 a day?

For the first time United Way of Whatcom County is partnering with the Community Food Co-op to bring an educational and tasty class to our community.  Registration will open in 2-3 weeks through the Whatcom Community College, but if you are interested please email Tamara and you will be one of the first notified when registration opens. 

Good and Cheap
with Karina Da vidson
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-9 pm
Karina demonstrates recipes from New York Times bestseller Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 /Day by Leanne Brown. Enjoy lightly curried butternut squash soup; kale Caesar salad; and chorizo and white bean ragu served on a bed of polenta. Karina will also surprise the class with a couple of yummy snacks from the book. All students will receive their own copy of Good and Cheap.
Downtown Co-op * register at WCC *$10


The working poor (or ALICE, Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) make up 24% of Whatcom County another 18% are below the poverty line. This means that 42% 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.


Make your donation to our 2016 Campaign today 


Find out more about ALICE in our community 


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 2016 Campaign)
Mt Baker Level


Shuksan Level

Chuckanut Level

FOR 2016!

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