Health Sciences Services

October 7, 2021

UWCFD Charity October Lunch & Learn Schedule

As part of the 2021 UW Combined Fund Drive campaign, there will be weekly one-hour virtual Lunch and Learn sessions held via Zoom with various charities. Each event will provide the opportunity to hear from several different UWCFD member nonprofit speakers conducting work that aligns with the session’s theme. Sessions are are open to anyone interested, including coworkers, friends, and family. Click here to register for Lunch and Learn sessions and view the full schedule. Questions? Email the UWCFD staff at

October Lunch and Learn Schedule:

Adult and Family Homelessness: October 7, 12pm-1pm

  • Mary’s Place offers proven, effective solutions for addressing family homelessness. At five locations across King County, we provide 500 shelter beds to keep families safe and together.
  • Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State.
  • Elizabeth Gregory Home serves single homeless women in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing, a Day Center and case management services in a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care.
  • Plymouth Housing‘s mission is to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing, and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing adults experiencing homelessness with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives.

Animal Welfare: October 13, 12pm-1pm

  • Wolf Haven International rescues and provides sanctuary for displaced, captive-born wolves, offer educational programs about wolves and the value of all wildlife, promote wolf restoration in historical ranges and work to protect our remaining wild wolves and their habitat.
  • Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography.
  • Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.
    Seattle Aquarium is our region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean.

Environment: October 20, 12pm-1pm

  • Spark Northwest accelerates the shift to clean energy one community at a time. Our programs make affordable, locally-controlled clean energy more accessible for all.
  • Earthshare Washington brings together individuals, workplaces, and communities to protect our planet’s health. We are a network of local and national nonprofits working to improve and preserve the environment here at home and around the world.
  • Conservation Northwest protects, connects and restores wildlands and wildlife from the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies.
  • Washington’s National Park Fund is the official philanthropic partner of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.

Youth Homelessness: October 21, 12pm-1pm

  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter builds community and fosters dignity through access to essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults (ages 18 – 25) experiencing homelessness.
  • New Horizons: Since 1978, New Horizons has partnered with youth experiencing homelessness in Seattle on their journey toward housing and sustainability.
  • YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.
  • Hopelink works to end poverty in our community. Each year we help more than 64,000 people through programs that provide stability and the skills and knowledge needed to exit poverty.

Family Services: October 27, 12pm-1pm

  • Treehouse: Giving foster kids a childhood and a future. We envision–and strive to create–a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood.
  • Neighborcare Health: For more than 50 years, Neighborcare Health has provided a health care home for our most vulnerable neighbors.
  • Parkview Services creates inclusive housing solutions that promote stability, opportunity and community for low-income people with disabilities and struggling homeowners.
    Sound Generations serves older adults and adults with disabilities in King County through the provision of food security, transportation, health & wellness, and assistance services to underserved and marginalized populations.