United Way
of Whatcom County

News & Updates

United Way Agency Spotlight: Whatcom Family YMCA

October 1, 2020

Your United Way donation supports a collaborative network of local nonprofits doing critical work in our community. We thought you might like to hear more about how your dollars are hard at work. Toda…

United Way Agency Spotlight: Interfaith Coalition

July 31, 2020

United Way is proud to fund 22 local nonprofit agencies doing amazing work in our community. We thought you might like to hear more about how your dollars are hard at work helping individuals and fami…

United Against Racism

June 5, 2020

To LIVE UNITED is to bring people together. To recognize that we are more alike than different. To acknowledge that we all share the same hopes, desires, and dreams. And to make a difference. We all w…

Living United During Challenging Times

April 24, 2020

We recently met with our partner agencies to talk about how they are adapting and adjusting to make their critical services available in our community during this extremely challenging time. And we we…

Not Your Average Spring

April 22, 2020

Spring is nature's way of reminding us that new life is everywhere. Flowers begin to bloom, birds break into song, and the sun shows up to warm our days. Unfortunately, this is no ordinary spring.…

How United Way is Helping During COVID-19

April 7, 2020

You know us as the fundraisers. The corporate philanthropy partners. The group that comes to your workplace, tells you about critical issues in our community and lets you know how you can help. We kno…

Sparking Joy: Can the KonMari Method change the world?

February 20, 2019

If you aren’t yet familiar with best-selling author and Netflix sensation Marie Kondo, you owe it to yourself to make “Tidying Up” your next Netflix binge. KonMari is more than a met…

Five Powerful Ways to Pay it Forward

November 15, 2018

We’ve all heard the age-old adage that we should “pay it forward." You know, the thing where you do something nice for someone because someone else was kind to you. If enough people m…

The Business Case for Volunteering

October 9, 2018

The most successful companies out there are made up of employees who are highly productive and generally happy people. How do they do that? How can you do that? It’s not hard to find research th…