UW Combined Fund Drive

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April 11, 2024

Combined Fund Drive volunteers make comfort blankets for furry friends at PAWS

Thanks to the wonderful participation of volunteers from across the UW, the UW Combined Fund Drive was able to donate 180 handmade comfort blankets and toys to our furry friends at PAWS animal shelter in Lynnwood.  In addition to providing shelter for homeless dogs and cats, PAWS also provides relief for animals from disaster zones…


April 5, 2024

Volunteering is good for the world—and good for you

Volunteering is a fun way to support your favorite nonprofit organization – plus, research demonstrates that it’s good for you. Whether you are able to volunteer on a regular basis, or just have the occasional hour or two to spare, you can support a cause you are passionate about. Why volunteer? Volunteering is good for you. In study…


April 1, 2024

Get inspired to make every day Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, as it has been since 1970, when it was established just a few months after congress created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA, whose mission is to protect human health and the environment, laid the path to the several important pieces of environmental legislation, among them the Clean Air Act, Clean…


April 2, 2024

Celebrating Service: the 2024 Sno-King Combined Fund Drive Volunteer Recognition Event

The Sno-King CFD recognition was a night of celebration, storytelling and shared memories, showcasing the many ways that people and communities come together for a good cause. The Sno-King CFD Committee and the University of Washington Combined Fund Drive (UWCFD) were proud to honor and celebrate the efforts of all the nominees.  “The positive spirit…


February 29, 2024

This Women’s History Month, celebrate champions of equity and inclusion

The roots of Women’s* History Month as a national commemoration run all the way back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in NYC. In 1911, March 8 was designated…


January 15, 2024

Be a guiding light: get inspired and get involved in mentoring

January may be most celebrated—or cursed (depending on your perspective)—as the season of new resolutions and fresh starts. But did you know it’s also National Mentoring Month? Since its establishment in 2002, January has been designated as a time to help others make fruitful starts and guide their success in school, work and life. Mentoring…


February 5, 2024

Black History Month: engage, explore and support Black arts, culture and community

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, influences and legacies of Black Americans. Also called African American History month—and, more recently, Celebration of the African Diaspora—Black History Month began as Negro History Week in February 1926, thanks to the efforts of scholar Carter G. Woodson. Black History Month was officially recognized…


July 26, 2023

Celebrate your canine friends this National Dog Month

Dogs enrich our lives in so many ways. This August, recognize the awesomeness of dogs for National Dog Month.  Founded by Milk-Bone brand in 2020, National Dog Month is an opportunity to celebrate all the ways dogs make our lives better. And although October is National Adopt a Dog month, anytime is a good time to adopt if…


Family-friendly summer volunteering opportunities

Give back to your community by volunteering to help neighbors, animals and the outdoors. There are countless benefits to volunteering, for yourself and the community: volunteering builds trust between communities and nonprofits, can teach new skills and broaden your interests, and help you connect with and expand your network. In Washington State, each hour you…


July 17, 2023

Volunteers needed at the U District Food Bank

Are you interested in working toward greater food security in Northeast Seattle? Do you have a passion for equity, nutrition, food access? Come volunteer with the University District Food Bank! We need you to help ensure that food is available to those who need it most. Summer is our lowest season for volunteers, and if…



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