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Auditor's Office Gives Back
 

Auditor’s Office employees have supported many charitable organizations in past years, including Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Thurston County, the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Thurston County Food Bank, the South Sound Reading Foundation, Toys for Tots, and the Little Red Schoolhouse. In addition, in 2009, we sponsored a fundraiser to raise money for laid off office county employees. We raised $1,200 and sent $25.00 gift cards to 48 former employees.

In 2010, we supported the United Way with almost $1,400 in cash donations; The Thurston County Food Bank, with over $1,200 in cash, hundreds of books, and 4,200 pounds of food; and the Little Red Schoolhouse received over $2,300 in cash and hundreds of school supplies, backpacks and calculators; Toys for Tots received dozens of Christmas gifts and toys from the office for the benefit of underprivileged youth in the community.

We feel we have a responsibility to give back to our community in as many ways as possible. Over the past 10 years we have donated tens of thousands of dollars in cash, supplies and equipment, food, and books to various organizations for the benefit of those less fortunate, plus many hours of volunteer time to groups for the benefit of the community as a whole.

 
Toys For Tots
Auditor's Office joins forces with the Marines for Toys for Tots

US Marine Corps Logo

Toys For Tots Logo

 

 

 

The Auditor’s Office joined forces with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. This program, founded in 1947, collects and distributes toys to less fortunate children in the community.

Children are one of our nation’s most valued resources. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. Studies reveal that growing up in poverty can have an adverse psychological impact on a child.

 

Auditor staff Keith, Stephanie, Terry, & Tom with
Auditor Kim Wyman &
Marine Dan Brennan Pedigree Devil Dog
 

The foundation’s goal is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens. 

To help with this goal the Auditor’s Office hosted a convenient donation box in the lobby and employees personally contributed a variety of gifts.

Toys collected for Toys for Tots
   
Toys donated to the Toys for Tots
 
Little Red School House Project
School supplies collected for the Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red School House Logo

The Little Red Schoolhouse Project Committee was formed in 1991 by local social service agencies, churches, businesses and individuals to help children have the basics to return to school with pride.

Each year, Thurston County employees, their families, and friends band together to raise school supplies and funds for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project.  Thanks to our staff and supporters, Thurston County collected over 2,900 school supply items ranging from binders, rulers, markers, crayons, paper to backpacks. In addition, we collected over $2,933.35 in cash and checks.

Auditor's Office staff members Tillie & Cheryl with the school
supplies collected for the Little Red School House.

 

One of our most popular Little Red School House events was the Pie in the Face contest. In this event, elected officials are once again on a ballot, but this time the winner receives a pie in the face! This year’s winner was County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Holm who helped us raise $1902.00 on this contest alone! Thanks Ed.

Ed Holm receives a pie in the face for the kids
   
Prosecuting Attorney Ed Holm
takes one for the kids.
United Way of Thurston County
Day of Caring Team

United Way Logo

United Way of Thurston County is passionate about improving lives in Thurston County. That’s why they look at the big picture, not just one issue. They work in two ways for a greater impact. They fund more than 65 local programs that meet immediate needs and also work on long-term solutions by focusing on the building blocks for a better life: successful kids, financially stable families and healthy communities.

In 2009 Kim co-chaired and several employees coordinated and conducted the 2009-10 United Way workplace campaign. Thurston County employees raised a total of $32,918.00 through payroll deductions, cash donations and fundraisers.

Day of Caring Team including Kim, Ken, Ginger, Carrie, Shanin and Jack working on a home for Habitat for Humanity.

United Way kicks off each year's campaign with the Day of Caring (DOC). This September event mobilizes hundreds of volunteers countywide. The DOC pairs various volunteer teams with local nonprofit agencies to help with much-needed projects.

For many years, the Auditor's office has organized and led a team of Thurston County employees from various offices and departments. This rewarding, hands-on experience allows Thurston County Employees the chance to give back to the community.

 
Day of Caring Picture
Kim and staff clearing invasive weeds at the nature trail behind McLane Elementary School.
 

 

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