Monday, February 22, 2016

150,000 days of driving less = $25,000. Are you in?

If King, Pierce and Snohomish County smart travelers collectively reach the goal 150,000 less drive-alone days during the month of February, $25,000 will be donated to local charities.

The extra generous commuters who log 12 or more days during the month of February could win the chance to have a $200 donation made in their name to the charity of their choice.

Days for Donations is still going strong, have you used a smart commute option yet?

You still have time to have your smart commute trips count toward our regional goal of 150,000 days of driving less and $25,000 donated to local charities in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Go to and record your commutes.

To participate and qualify for one of many prize drawings you need to:
  • Bicycle, share a ride, ride the bus or train, or walk to work as many days as you can in February. You can also participate by compressing your work schedule or teleworking.
  • Log your commutes at
One of our partners for Days for Donations, United Way of Snohomish County, is dedicated to helping community members of all ages. 

Youth United has given Beth a way to fit into
and give back to her community.
Beth emigrated from Ethiopia with her family several years ago, and wanted so badly to fit in and give back to her new community.

‘I felt so out of place, but I didn’t know where to start,’ Beth recalls.

When Beth learned about Youth United, she knew she was headed in the right direction.

‘Once I started volunteering with Youth United, I met friends and learned that every time I serve, I light up. Volunteering with Youth United gave me a place to belong. It gave me direction,’ says Beth.

United Way developed the Youth United program to give teens the opportunity to strengthen the community and become engaged in issues that matter to them.

Today, Beth continues to be active in her community and her high school, and dreams of attending Stanford Law in the future. As a lawyer, Beth wants to serve low-income clients and immigrants. Youth United connected Beth to her new community; a community she will continue to strengthen in the future.

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