2015 Online Auction Procurement

This year's online auction is scheduled for the week of October 26th. We would love to see a donated auction basket from each City Department. The Procurement Form is available here. We'll be procuring now through October 19th.

2015 Open House

Thank you to Susan Coskey for a lovely keynote speech this year. As a young child, Susan’s family home and most of her neighborhood was completely washed away in a terrible reservoir dam flood. Though her parents and siblings all made it out alive, there was nothing but a small pile of bricks left of the family home. Susan recalls her grandfather pulling $500 out of a file cabinet for the family to use to get back on their feet. Not everyone has a grandfather with a cabinet of emergency cash. EASE fills that gap. EASE is the cabinet with emergency cash for those city employees who don’t have other resources. As part of the city family, helping each other goes beyond simple cash assistance. The gift of financial support during someone’s time of need is also an act of love.

Also at the event, the entire Seattle’s Bravest Charity board (Local 27 Firefighters Union) came to present $1000 check. Sponsorship funds ensure each and every dollar donated by an employee goes directly to an employee in need. We count on those sponsorship funds to pay for our mailbox and office supplies.

Check out pictures of EASE events on our Facebook page - and please like us while you're there!

EASE Needs You

Need outstripped donations in 2014. We saw a near doubling in applications this past year. More employees donating through payroll deduction is our ongoing goal. Donations through the City's Employee Giving Program, Seattle Shares, ensure a steady flow of funds for employees in need. And thanks to our corporate sponsors, every dollar donated by an employee goes to an employee in need.

  1. DONATE through payroll deduction. Here's a link to a brief PowerPoint that will walk you through donating via Employee Self Service. Our goal is for every employee able, to donate just $3 per paycheck!
  2. FUNDRAISE for EASE within your Department or work group. Rally your work group to donate a basket to our annual online auction. Contact us at ease@seattle.gov to give.
  3. VOLUNTEER - Email us at ease@seattle.gov if you're interested in volunteering.
  4. SMILE.AMAZON.COM - Set up EASE as your charity of choice, then shop online at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a % of eligible sales to EASE!