Spokane County United Way 
Vision, Your March 28, 2019 E-newsletter 


Volunteer as an individual, family, or corporate team. Spokane Gives has opportunities waiting for you. Click here to learn more and sign up.

If you are a nonprofit, Spokane Gives Mini Grants are available to assist in covering the cost of project supplies. Click here to learn more.

Volunteers will transform the former Cassano's Grocery on April 2nd. Click here to learn what is in store for this iconic building.
Volunteer and Give Back to Our Community with Spokane Gives

Spokane Gives is back for its sixth year. Raise your hand and help us beat last year's impressive numbers. In 2018, over 20,000 people volunteered 123,073 hours. That is a volunteer impact value worth over THREE MILLION DOLLARS!

Click on the image above to be directed to all volunteer opportunities listed on Volunteer Spokane.
Kicking off on April 1st, volunteer opportunities are available throughout the entire month. Take this time to connect and get involved with local nonprofits.

Spokane is the most compassionate community and we look forward to accomplishing great things together. 

MinigrantSpokane Gives Mini Grants Available for Nonprofits

The Spokane Gives Mayor's steering committee has received generous donations from corporate and community partners to create a mini grant fund.  

If you are a nonprofit and are unable to cover the variety of costs that accompany volunteer projects, please apply to receive a mini grant. The mini grant can cover project expenses, up to $500, for projects hosted during Spokane Gives 2019.

Thank you to this year's Spokane Gives Mini Grant sponsors: STCU, U-Haul Inland Northwest, Innovia, and Fairmount Memorial Association. If your organization would like to support the mini grant fund, please e-mail SpokaneGives@spokanecity.org or click here to be directed to the City of Spokane's Spokane Gives page.

On March 20, 2019 STCU presented Spokane County United Way with a check for $5,000 to be used for mini grants during Spokane Gives 2019. From left to right: Kristen Piscopo, STCU; Kevin Mead, Spokane County United Way; Mayor David Condon, City of Spokane 

National Service Recognition Day Volunteers Will Transform the Former Cassano's Grocery Building

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 marks the sixth National Service Recognition Day. To honor this event Mayor David Condon, City Councilwoman Kate Burke, United Way's AmeriCorps VISTA team and staff will be volunteering alongside the Family Promise of Spokane team, the YouthBuild team, and other community volunteers. The goal is to transform the former Cassano's Grocery building into a place of hope for homeless families.

Family Promise of Spokane will host the National Service Recognition Day volunteers to complete projects such as power washing, cleaning windows, and scrubbing and painting the upstairs apartments. These efforts all work towards the goal to increase the shelter's capacity from 50 people to 80 people per night. 

Starting in 1997, Family Promise of Spokane has empowered and trained thousands of volunteers to keep families together and create a community where no family is homeless. Since 2016, they have grown from serving 64 people to serving over 900 homeless children and their parents in 2018.
Most of this rapid growth is due to the addition of the Open Doors 24/7 Emergency Family Shelter, which provides shelter and resources to children and parents experiencing homelessness. 3108 Kindergarten through 12th grade students experienced homelessness in Spokane County in 2018.  Family Promise helps these families in need and now they are expanding to better serve more families. 

We are proud to partner with Family Promise of Spokane for the National Service Recognition Day. Please join us on April 2nd, 2019 at 2002 E. Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 and be a part of the transformation.

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