COVID-19 Response Volunteers & Donations Needed!
United Way of Pierce County is coordinating with health & human service providers who are on the front lines continuing to serve those in need during this health emergency.
VOLUNTEERING Thank you for lifting up our community during this unprecedented time! United Way of Pierce County serves as a connector to provide a listing of volunteer opportunities from local nonprofits to support the most urgent needs in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The opportunities are divided into two groups: In-person and Virtual Volunteer Opportunities. (We have asked organizations with in-person opportunities to include information about their provisions to keep volunteers safe and healthy.)
Visit https://uwpc.galaxydigital.com/covid-19-response/ for ways volunteers can help.
DONATING Community service providers are in need of the following items:
- hand sanitizer
- disinfecting wipes
- latex gloves - all sizes
- hygiene supplies - CLICK HERE for list of most needed items
- food packs/food drives
- snack packs/snack drives - CLICK HERE for list of most needed items
- grocery/paper bags for food banks to fill with food for client pickup
- quart and gallon-size ziploc bags
- diapers - all sizes
- toilet paper
- paper towels
- baby wipes
- small and medium-size boxes for food banks to pack food boxes for client pickup
Visit https://uwpc.galaxydigital.com/covid-19-response/ for donation registration and a printable list of needs.
About Volunteer Center
United Way of Pierce County, 1501 Pacific Ave., #400, Tacoma, WA 98402, US
We work from the heart to unite caring people to tackle our community's toughest challenges. We envision a compassionate, vital community where people have the education, resources and opportunities to achieve their potential.
United Way of Pierce County believes by making an early investment in our children and their families, we can help them remove the barriers preventing them from breaking the cycle of poverty. Through Strong Families and Successful Kids, we can create a thriving, connected community. And when our community thrives, we all win.
United Way brings people together to make a real difference in the issues the community cares about. That's why we works in partnership with many individuals and organizations around the county to impact the community. We are members of many collaboratives serving young children, families and our military population. We provide staffing, volunteers, funding and advocacy support to local initiatives and programs aligned with our goal to break the cycle of poverty. We hold annual Community Conversations, listening to the people who live here and together addressing the most pressing issues that our communities care about. We also give out Neighborhood Grants to resident- or community-led groups for projects in their neighborhood or community that help improve the quality of life for its residents in addition to our traditional funding. Why do we do all of this? We believe that change happens when communities work together and we know that together, we can accomplish more than any of us can do alone. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.