2015 Combined Fund Drive

Events

Make Wishes Come True: Donate Your Airline Miles Today

In partnership with Make-A-Wish Washington and Alaska, the UW Combined Fund Drive is sponsoring an airline miles drive during March to help make wishes come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. More than 80 percent of wishes involve travel, and you can make a difference by donating your unused airline miles. As an added bonus, Alaska Airlines is matching the first 250,000 miles donated!

When you donate your air miles, you can help kids like Delilah get to their wish destination. Delilah, who lives with a chronic liver disorder, still talks about splashing in the pool, playing in the sand, swimming with dolphins, and meeting her favorite cartoon characters. “It was so fun to see her relaxing, to be able to not worry about a thing,” said her mom, Tabitha. “We were able to take a break, unwind, and enjoy each other as a family without worrying about the next doctor appointment.”

Please share the donation link with your colleagues, family, and friends. Everyone is invited to make a difference!

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Coin & Sock Drive for Facing Homelessness

Facing Homelessness builds a new awareness about our relationship to homelessness. The UW community donated $3,840 in spare change and 2,791 pairs of new men’s, women’s, and children’s socks. What a difference your generosity will make for those living on the street. Thank you so much for your support.

UW Climb to $10K for Facing Homelessness exceeds goal!

We have been overwhelmed by the love and support shown by the UW employees at this event and look forward to a continued partnership as together we address the issues of those living on the streets in our shared neighborhood.  ~ Rex Hohlbein, executive director, Facing Homelessness

The stair climb raised an impressive $12,265 for Facing Homelessness with a total of 307,279 steps climbed. Thank you to all who climbed, pledged, and promoted this event to help those living on the street. What a fantastic community effort! And there is still time to make a pledge!

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