Spokane Gives Has Another Record Breaking Year

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:52 p.m.

Nearly 20,000 volunteers participated in the sixth annual Spokane Gives Month. The City’s community-wide initiative designed to encourage year-round volunteerism takes place every year during the month of April.

This year 19,493 Spokane Gives volunteers gave 125,329 hours of service. Using the federal volunteer equivalency rate, this equated to a volunteer community impact of $3,187,116.47. The 2019 Spokane Gives Month marks our biggest impact ever!

“What began as a week of service projects in 2014, has grown to a month long, incredible showing of just how compassionate our community is,” said Mayor Condon. “I urge all citizens to continue the show of compassion and volunteer year-round.”

As part of the joint Administration-Council strategic plan, One Spokane, the City has prioritized increasing our social capital, investing in programs which build connections throughout neighborhoods and among organizations to make Spokane safer and healthier.

The Spokane Gives initiative is a partnership between United Way and the City of Spokane; it serves to expand on the strong philanthropic efforts already taking place in our region. Year-round volunteer opportunities can be found at VolunteerSpokane.org.

A video story on Spokane Gives Month can be viewed and downloaded on Vimeo.