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2009 Combined Charities Campaign, The City of Seattle has the
"Power to Make a Difference"

Download or print Pledge Form (MS Word, PDF) | 2009 Combined Charities List (PDF)

You're invited to join us as we begin the 2009 Combined Charities Campaign. Our theme this year is "The Power to Make a Difference." In eight short weeks, from September 28 to November 20, employees throughout the city will join together to support our community members in need.

We know that these are difficult times. Our families, communities and local governments have experienced firsthand the effects of the economic downturn. It is precisely at this time that our local, regional and national nonprofit organizations need help more than ever to deliver important services to many of the most vulnerable in our community.

We know that City employees will rise to the occasion and demonstrate once again our collective generosity and compassion. Together, we can meet this year's campaign targets and in the weeks ahead, we hope to set an all-time high for employee giving at the City of Seattle. We need your help to achieve our goals this year:

  • Raise $1.1 million in pledged donations
  • Increase employee participation to 35 percent
  • And donate more than 20,000 hours in volunteer time.

City employees last year answered the call to service, exceeding our goal of $1 million by raising more than $1,076,000 in contributions. In addition, a record 28 percent of employees participated in the campaign. Your contributions helped the United Way of King County and more than 1,300 charitable organizations make a significant difference in the lives of people throughout our region and beyond.

We know that many in our community still face daily challenges, especially for basic needs. That's why we're asking each one of you to consider deepening your commitment this year to the City's Combined Charities campaign. With more than 10,000 employees at the City of Seattle, our combined giving power is incredible.

United, we have the "Power to Make a Difference" in our community. Please consider making a contribution, volunteering your time and making a difference in the lives of others and our community.

GREG NICKELS
Mayor of Seattle

JORGE CARRASCO
Combined Charities Campaign Co-Chair

For more information please call 684-8363 or e-mail Combined.Charities@Seattle.Gov