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.