United Way
of Whatcom County


Holiday Maker's Market

Saturday, December 9th
4:00 - 8:00 PM
K2 1538 Kentucky St. Bellingham

We are SUPER EXCITED to partner with our friends at Kulshan Brewing for the third annual Holiday Maker's Market at K2! 

Shop over 30 local artists and vendors! Cheers to doing good in Whatcom County!

You can feel merry and bright, knowing that a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit United Way of Whatcom County, bringing help and hope to those who need it most.

Of course, we will be there with bells on... and some LIVE UNITED swag. Come say hello and raise a glass to Living United. $1 from every pint will support local individuals and families who are struggling financially in our community.

21-Day Equity Challenge

June 1 - June 21, 2023

This year, we're excited to announce our first-ever 21-Day Equity Challenge!

In presenting this challenge, we follow in the footsteps of other United Ways and organizations in creating space to learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with the hope of gaining a deeper understanding of how past and present injustices impact people's ability to find stability and flourish. With financial stability at the core of what we do, we believe this information is critical to helping those who are struggling in our community thrive. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to join us as we explore these issues and look to a more equitable future.

How it works:

Beginning June 1, 2023, we'll be sending out one email daily for 21 days. These emails will cover a variety of issues and will include a small library of resources to dive deeper into each topic. This challenge is completely self-paced; you choose which days to engage with and at what level you want to learn.

We aren't the experts, but we know that all these issues directly and indirectly affect a person's ability to build a healthy and stable life. By presenting this information, we acknowledge that struggle isn’t evenly distributed and that certain communities, groups, and individuals are more prone to adversity for reasons far outside their control.


21-Day Equity Challenge Schedule

Our 21-Day Equity Challenge has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated! Below you can find links to every day of the equity challenge, including the kickoff and wrap up days. Emails include links to articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources to learn more about that day's topic. 

Day 0: 21-Day Equity Challenge Kickoff


Day 1: Defining DEI

Day 2: Levels of Racism

Day 3: What is Privilege?

Day 4: How Bias Affects Us and Others

Day 5: Racial Wealth Gap

Day 6: Gender Pay Gap

Day 7: Women

Day 8: Disability


Day 10: How Race Affects Your Health

Day 11: Housing Discrimination 

Day 12: Anti-AAPI Hate

Day 13: Education and Literacy

Day 14: Latine/Latinx/Latina/Latino/Hispanic

Day 15: Local History

Day: 16: Honoring Whatcom County's Indiginous People

Day 17: Who is ALICE?

Day 18: Talking to Children about Discrimination & Racism

Day 19: Celebrating Juneteeth

Day 20: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Day 21: Intersectionality


Close and Equity Tools (+ Survey)