EASE Online Auction

Thank you so much to our generous donors and bidders in support of co-workers in need. Thanks to YOU, we raised over $14,000 for employees during this year's annual online auction!

How EASE is Helping

We are a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to City of Seattle employees following a catastrophe or emergency situation. Since EASE began accepting applications for assitance in 2008, we have helped hundreds of City of Seattle employees with food, shelter, medical, and other basic needs following a catastrophe or emergency situation. 

"You cast a rope to save a drowning person. You have blessed me beyond what I could have ever imagined."

How You Can Help

Need is currently outstripping donations. We saw a near doubling in applications for assistance last 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.

  • 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!
  • FUNDRAISE 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.
  • VOLUNTEER - Email us at ease@seattle.gov if you're interested in volunteering. We are looking for people who enjoy fundraising, ambassadors to staff information tables, bakers for our annual bake sale.
  • 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!

"Being on light duty doesn't allow me to work another job. I only need help for 2 months until pay and hours will increase. Using local food banks now that are stretched thin...Please help me if possible. Thanks"