Gaining Daily Inspiration Through Volunteering

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019

I've been in Portland, Oregon almost 20 years now, half of my lifetime, so to say the least, I consider Portland my second home. And I want to make sure that I leave this place better than when I first got here, so I began volunteering.

I've come to the understanding now that life is not about me, it's about we.

United Way Statement Against Violence

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

At United Way, we are working hard to build a region that lives up to the ideals of inclusion, opportunity and racial equity. We believe hate has no place in our communities. Now, more than ever, is the time to stand united. That’s why we’ve joined a coalition of our community partners, local businesses and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, in publicly denouncing the groups planning to spread hateful rhetoric and violence in Portland on August 17.

Honoring World Refugee Day 2019

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, an international day commemorating the resilience, courage, perseverance and impact of millions of refugees globally. 

Sharing Culture One Story at a Time

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
With help from United Way, Washington County Cooperative Library Services has launched a new series of multilingual storytimes in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

"I Open Up a lot of Eyes:" Donor Spotlight on Andy Le

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
Andy Le has been giving back to his community for nearly two decades. Each year Andy shares his story of receiving United Way's support in the hope that it inspires his colleagues at Comcast to give back too. We sat down with Andy to hear his incredible journey and how it all comes back to waffles. 

#UnitedToEndRacism Challenge Winner!

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019

In honor of March 21 being International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we asked our supporters to share a selfie with their role model, someone who inspires them to be #UnitedToEndRacism in their community. From a family member to a neighbor to an activist they admire, the possibilities of highlighting an important person who has left a lasting impact on eliminating racism are endless. 

Once all photos were submitted, it was up to you to vote on your favorite photo, and the results are in!