Spokane County United Way
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January 25, 2018

Join us at the Fox Theater for fun networking and celebration at  OVATION! Learn how you can save an average of $159 with our  free tax preparation services. We work to bring our community together around local issues. This is  Mentor Month! Be a part of it!  Read how volunteer projects at  Guardian Life Insurance and Ecova support Shiloh Hills Elementary and the City's Everybody Counts Campaign.  Finally, was our most popular article in 2017 your favorite too?
OVATIONBe Our Guest and Bring a Guest
Click on the invitation above to RSVP for an evening of celebration, fun and networking.

Join us at the Fox Theater on March 1, 2018 for OVATION! This fun evening event from 4:30-7:00 pm, offers networking before and after the celebratory program starting at 5:30pm. OVATION brings together our community to honor companies and individuals who dedicate their time, creativity, and financial resources with United Way.

Bring your business cards for networking and to enter to win our fabulous door prize.
For year-round networking and volunteer events check out the Emerging Leaders Society.
BooksGuardian's Efforts Support Reading Opportunities 
Spokane County United Way worked with Guardian Life Insurance, to provide area youth support through caring adults and literacy kits.

Guardian Life Insurance packaged over 800 books into literacy bags and handed them out to 283 students at Shiloh Hills Elementary School. Each student in K-3rd received 3 books, a book bag and a literacy game; each child chose their own books. This is a best practice because children who select their reading materials are more likely to read.

EcovaEcova's Blessing Bags Brings Our Community Together Around Homelessness 

The Everybody Counts Campaign is an effort in the Spokane community to get a head count of the homeless population in our area in order to better assess their needs and address the crisis of homelessness.

To support this county-wide effort, Spokane County United Way coordinated a volunteer project with Ecova to assemble 240 Blessing Bags. Each bag contains warm socks, gloves, hand warmers, water, baby wipes and more. These supplies are handed out during the Everybody Counts Campaign on January 25th. 

With a total of 42 volunteer hours, the value of the volunteers' hard work amounts to $1,262.

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Be an Inspiration, Be a Mentor! Participate

January is National Mentor Month! Since 2002 it has been the time of year in which mentoring is promoted around the country. 

We've partnered with local mentoring agencies and businesses to spread the word. Visit Pizza Rita, Thomas Hammer, Indaba, or Cool Beans Coffee to get your favorite drink with a "Be A Mentor" sticker. 

Click on each image below for complete details of the listed opportunity.
Interested in additional volunteer opportunities? Click here to find one that's right for you.
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