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December 1, 2022

Integrate volunteerism and social impact into your daily life

The immense uncertainty and global tension of the past two-plus years has more fully exposed the glaring issues of inequality and wealth disparity in America and around the world. Perhaps you want to do something about it.  Meanwhile, ambiguity about the economy and political landscape has intensified an already profound divide on issues that negatively…


November 17, 2022

Keep warm and carry on

The winter months in the Pacific Northwest can make physical activities challenging, so we offer some activities to keep you active during the cold and dark months. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active…


November 10, 2022

The arts and you

The arts have so many benefits, some of which are obvious, while others are perhaps a little more hidden. For the end-user, benefits like beauty, design, profundity of expression and experience, joy and inspiration are clear and wonderful outcomes. The arts have certainly made a huge difference in my life and I know I’d not…


Meet new UWCFD intern Aafreen Tejani

The UWCFD is delighted to welcome Aafreen to the team as our 2022-2023 student intern. Aafreen is a first-year international student from Pakistan, pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW. She has previous experience working as an analyst at The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit…


November 7, 2022

Listener powered: Public radio in the Pacific Northwest

In 1967, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act, he said that the airwaves “belong to all the people,” and called for “a partnership to share knowledge and to thus enrich all mankind.” Public radio was founded with the idea that everyone should have free access to honest, fact-checked information in order to…


November 8, 2022

Shave lives this Movember

If you’ve seen more body and face hair than usual lately, there just might be a very good reason. “No-shave November” and “Movember” are global, month-long fundraising events to support men’s health issues. No-Shave November, a non-profit organization focused on cancer awareness, was founded in 2009 by the family of Matthew Hill who passed away…


November 1, 2022

Increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy

November is national epilepsy awareness month. Some of my earliest memories are related to epilepsy. My older brother, now in his 50s, has had epilepsy since birth, along with some other physical and intellectual disabilities. He typically has seizures about once a week, so seeing him experience them and my parents help him was just…


October 24, 2022

October is Blindness Awareness Month

October is National Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population.  According to recent CDC data, approximately six million Americans have vision loss and one million have blindness Navigating the world as a blind person or someone with limited sight…


October 31, 2022

Celebrate Bunka No Hi (Japanese Culture Day)

Many of us, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, enjoy Japanese culture in some way or form. Among the favorites of imported Japanese culture, anime and manga rank high. You might remember watching Pokémon or Sailor Moon, or reading Death Note and One Piece. The first anime existed as far back as Mickey Mouse himself in…


October 7, 2022

Our annual holiday evergreens sale is back

The UWCFD is delighted to once again offer our holiday evergreens sale benefitting our 2022 featured nonprofit, Doctors Without Borders.  Show your support this season with the purchase of a beautiful evergreen wreath or door swag! Choose one – or more – of these beauties and your order will help make the world a little…



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