Success Stories

success story

When Sharon and Andrew Ryder welcomed their son James into the world, they were shocked when they learned he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. “It’s a diagnosis you’re never prepared to hear,” says Sharon. As James grew they began searching for support, and the Arc of Snohomish County was a perfect fit. The Arc supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families at all stages of life.

Read more about James.»

Working together matters

United Way of Snohomish County: Agilent Technologies working together at Days of CaringOne of the most important resources we have is our partners. United Way is engaging people from business, government and nonprofits, as well as ordinary citizens. A long-term commitment is essential when tackling the issues that matter most. Working together, we can get results that no one can accomplish alone.

Whether it’s through a grant to a nonprofit for direct services, a collaborative effort on a community-wide initiative, or a corporate sponsorship of United Way’s work, each partnership and project addresses one of our target areas.

  • More children enter school ready to learn and succeed.
  • More youth develop life skills and reach their full potential.
  • More families have access to the basic needs of food, shelter,
    and health care.
  • Families are strengthened and become self-sufficient.
  • People are better able to get community support and get involved.
  • Neighborhoods are vital, safe and connected.

Mission: Leading positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County

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