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  • Getting your Vitamin N (for Nature) Responsibly

    April 5, 2021

    It has, indeed, been a year. The pandemic, job losses, natural disasters, a tumultuous election and transition of power, and racial and economic injustice have challenged all of us. Thankfully, spring is here, and with nicer weather on the horizon and vaccines being administered it seems nearly everyone - from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to habitual…

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  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    March 29, 2021

    Contributed by Noam Soker, UWCFD Graduate Intern We all want to protect children’s well-being. Though states may have different definitions and agencies to address child welfare, they generally work to ensure children are not neglected nor abused, have basic needs met, and are being cared for. This year, the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Office…

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  • Practicing Social Advocacy: Interview with Sarah Hart of New Beginnings

    March 15, 2021

    As part of The Whole U’s First 90 wellness challenge, UWCFD staff are facilitating a 90-day habit formation program focused on helping participants to identify, connect with, and engage on behalf of causes about which they are passionate. We are guided by our theme “Identify, Assess, Act – Social Advocacy for Everyone”.  The Mini-Series is…

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  • Food Pantries Need More Than Just Food

    March 15, 2021

    Of the many consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most urgent is that more than 50 million people may experience food insecurity this year in the U.S., including a potential 17 million children. Another 21% are vulnerable seniors. In Washington state, those who cannot consistently put food on their tables has more than…

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  • Choose to Challenge this International Women’s Day

    March 1, 2021

    Contributed by Noam Soker, UWCFD Intern International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8, marks a time to celebrate the achievements made by girls and women. We highlight the progress made and reflect on how women’s rights have changed. International Women’s Day reminds us that women’s right are human rights and gender parity uplifts all. This day…

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