Why GiveBIG matters

May 3, 2021

Individual donations fuel our work and make it possible. They are the single-largest source of contributions to Companis. That’s why community-wide philanthropy events, such as GiveBIG, are so important to meeting the demand for our services. Because of our donors’ support last year, Companis Workers directly served more of our neighbors than ever before in their placement roles: 28,329 clients at 39 King and Snohomish County nonprofit partners. These vital agencies turn to Companis when they face staffing gaps or need to grow their programs because of rapidly increasing demand. That’s the hallmark of the pandemic for so many of our human service nonprofit partners. To encourage your timely gift, the Companis Board of Directors will match the first $5k in donations.

How to GiveBIG: You can donate during GiveBIG on this page, by clicking this link, or you can click the blue Donate button in the upper right. Or, you can donate on the Companis page at the GiveBIG (Washington Gives) site, operated by 501 Commons. This option makes it easy to donate to a number of area nonprofits that make our community strong. Thank you for your generosity! You are also welcome to send a check to Companis, at 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, and mark ‘GiveBIG’ in the memo line. It will absolutely count toward our GiveBIG campaign!

Food security agencies, emergency assistance programs and case management programs for our neighbors facing unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic (and even before the pandemic), rely on us for low-and-no-cost skilled professional assistance, whether it be for calendar year or the length of a project. And, what makes Companis different is our approach to supporting our placed Workers, with professional development events, 1×1 and group support meetings, BIPOC-focused offerings, and cultural opportunities that create community among our placements. If you’d like to serve your neighbors, we’d love to talk with you!

The pandemic continues to challenge our region’s social safety nets: food and nutrition programs, access to housing and affordable healthcare (including behavioral health programs), immigrant and refugee services, LGBTQ advocacy, and more. We’re there to meet their needs, and to serve people who serve their community. With the opportunity to expand our work in Snohomish County, your gift during GiveBIG speaks volumes, no matter the amount of your gift. Help us meet our challenge match of $5k, offered by the Companis Board of Directors, by donating now. Thank you for standing with Companis!