Over the past week or so, I’ve been checking in with passionate United Way donors amid the many concerns facing us in the coming weeks/months. What I’ve taken away from these conversations is that Skagit folks are forward thinking especially during the most challenging of times, we care about our neighbors, and we are resilient.
“Are programs going to continue?” is a common question.
Yes, programs continue, but we’ll be doing things a little differently to make sure families are safe, parents are getting the support and tools they need, and young kids are thriving.
“What about the economy and the impact that may have on local non-profits? Will government stimulus packages help non-profits?”
The answer is that we need local donors and funders now more than ever. While we have some great advocacy efforts going on in Olympia and Washington D.C., it is unlikely government stimulus packages will include non-profits.
“How can we help?” is the most frequent question. Skagit people are truly kind, big-hearted people.
Three ways to help right now:
1) Consider an additional gift to United Way of Skagit County.
2) Advocate for government assistance to non-profits – Call your Federal Representatives and Senators,
3) Spread this message.
Thank you for all you do to keep Skagit families safe, healthy and thriving now and into the future!