Giving Matters

Giving Matters Contest

Giving matters to the UW community because…

Every person deserves a meal. Every child deserves a bed. ~ Candy, EHS

Everyone is better off when all people have a minimum standard of living and access to healthcare, unemployment, and education. Those with more resources to share with those who have less. ~ Karen Crow, EH & S

We are each other’s most valuable resource. ~ Kim Lockhart, UW PD

 Others generally need more help than I do…But helping also makes me feel good. ~ Jennifer Patterson, UWPD

It helps make Seattle and the Northwest better for everyone who lives here. ~ Anonymous

There are people in need and, when their needs are met, they know people care. ~ Angela Roberts, UW Police

It’s important to pay it forward and afford others things they may not have. ~ Anonymous

Life is easier when we all take a minute to help. ~ Chris Ripley, Slavics

Pay it forward and do unto others. If I don’t need help, others will. ~ Anonymous

To help people in need. ~ Anonymous

Helping one another is the best gift anyone can have. LOVE each other. ~ Anonymous

Giving means opportunities for those who aren’t as blessed. ~ Anonymous

Important work needs our support. ~ Anonymous

We are all a part of this! ~ Barbara Kavanaugh, Pharmaceutics

I love to help random strangers, like a secret superhero. ~ Lisa Nordlund, SEFS

People should not have to go without basic needs met – food and more! ~ Anonymous

It lifts me up and makes me a part of the community. ~ Anonymous

I’ve been so blessed – I have been helped by a variety of charities and people, and want to give back and pass it on. ~ Anonymous

I can help people. When more and more people are out of their distressed state, the world will become a better place. ~ Anonymous

I love helping others. ~ Karen

What goes around, comes around! The more you give, the more lives your enrich and make the world a better place! ~ Anonymous

It makes the world a better place. When we help each other, we all benefit! ~ Alyson (Ally) Wang, DEOHS

Everyone should give back for all we have been given. ~ Anonymous

Supporting people/animals is vital to our existence. ~ Anonymous

We are all in this together. ~ Greg Frick

It is up to each of us to contribute in order to build a better community. ~ William

I can support organizations that do great work…and they have income they can count one so they don’t have to spend as much on fundraising. ~ Sheryl Schwartz, Environmental Health & Safety

Building a compassionate community starts with reaching out with our time and resources and sharing our experiences creates a better future. ~ Anonymous

Now it the time! We all need to take care of each other. ~ Anonymous

Everyone deserves the same opportunities to succeed. We give because we want everyone to thrive. ~ Anonymous

Helping others brings me joy. When I give, I love the reaction that I get whenever I give something to someone. It makes me happy. ~ Anonymous

There are always others that are less fortunate and every little bit helps. ~ Ralph S., PFS

Everyone smiles and needs to feel special. ~ Lindsy S.

Life is easier when we all take a minute to help. ~ Chris Ripley, Slavics

Everyone deserves a chance. ~ Anonymous

We have

so much, and others don’t. We are here to help each other. Greed sucks! ~ Anonymous

Funding is critical. ~ Anonymous

It’s how we can give back to the community to help lift everyone up. ~ Anonymous

We can help others. ~ Anonymous

We are all in this together! ~ Anonymous

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. ~ Anonymous

Nonprofit organizations do wonderful things for our communities and they need our support. ~ David Miles, Retiree

Giving reminds you how large the world is – that by taking a step away from your own personal struggles and shifting your focus to another person, you can help an individual and broaden your own horizons. ~ A.K.S.

Giving matters because lives matter. ~ Suzanne Baker, Internal Audit

Resources and time are what we have to make the world better. It’s the one thing we have in common, so it’s vitally important for all of us to help. It’s our responsibility. ~ Shelby, Pediatrics

Giving matters because it does help real people whose lives can be changed, even saved, with your donations. ~ Kristina Morgan, UW IT B&F

I can make a LARGE impact with a small amount of effort. I don’t always have time to volunteer, so I donate to my favorite charities to fill in the gaps for when I can’t donate time. ~ Jessica C. Ness, Astronomy

It gives me pleasure to do my part in making a difference in people’s livers. ~ Hassan Guyo, Building Services

I support amazing organizations doing amazing things. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters to me because I know I am making a difference when I support Meow Cat Rescue. I know my gift will be used to save a cat’s life, and when combined with the gifts of other Washington state employees, we are saving many lives. ~ Anonymous

It connects me to my community and beyond! ~ Anonymous

It makes a difference to people, change for the good, and gives hope. It makes you feel good. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because it highlights that one person can make an impact, even with a small donation. Problems in our world seem so large sometimes. Giving is a way to help organizations continue to do their work in solving them. ~ Anonymous

It is the least I can do to support my community and effect sustainability. ~ Pam, Mathematics

Together, we can make a greater difference than individually. ~ Casey Colvin, Spanish & Portuguese

Everyone can feel good making a difference giving to a nonprofit that they connect with! It’s crucial for s and the nonprofits to connect as a community. ~ Anonymous

It is a terrific way to support your community and address problems and issues that are important to you. ~ Anonymous

Giving through the UW Combined Fund Drive matters to me because it is easy and secure. ~ Anonymous

It’s important and valuable to provide a voice to those without a voice. ~ Anonymous

I believe we are only as strong as our weakest. Donating time and money are just two ways I am able to make sure everyone in my community has what they need to succeed. ~ Anonymous

It is one of the most effective ways to make an impact and make positive changes in the world. ~ Anonymous

My family has been in difficult times and needed the blessing of help. We are not truly human unless we are aware and engaged in the lives of others. ~ M.A.G.

Giving matters to me because I know that I am changing lives. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because of the positive impact on the nonprofit organizations, people, animals, etc. – an important contribution to society. ~ Annette Bernier, Philosophy

You build awareness of things bigger than you! ~ Anonymous

It gives back to a community that gave to me while growing up. ~ Anonymous

A small gift or act can make a huge difference to someone. ~ Anonymous

Others rely on you! ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because it is necessary to help others less fortunate. ~ Anonymous

So many people do good work to make our communities and world better – giving is one more way to help support them if you can’t join them! ~ Ellie Wade, EH & S

You share – help others – even in a small way matters. It’s positive, fun, and fulfilling. ! Marilyne Cunnington, Physiology & Biophysics

It helps make good things happen. ~ Anonymous

I am fortunate enough to be in a position in which I’m able to give! ~ Anonymous

It is beneficial and rewarding for both the giver and the receiver. ~ Anonymous

Small gestures can have a profound and lasting impact on everyone that gift touches. ~ Anonymous

The community resources have helped support me when I’ve needed it. It’s important to pass it forward! ~ Anonymous

It’s each of our duty to help those in need to make a better for world for all. You never know when you might be the one who’s in need. ~ Beth Clevenger, Procurement

Improving the wellbeing of the community cannot help but improve the wellbeing of ourselves. ~ Anonymous

Giving matters because you remember life’s little lessons – always remember “it is better to give than to receive.” ~ Troy Swanson, UW Tower