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.

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Changing lives, advancing the common good


Our Mission
United Way leads positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County.

Our Vision
Everyone deserves the opportunity for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and a healthy community. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  1. Successful Kids
  2. Financially Stable Families
  3. Healthy Communities

Kids Families Community


Beyond simply making a contribution, United Way understands that you really want to see your gift making the most impact, advancing the common good.  Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.

We are all connected and interdependent.  We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when our communities are connected and engaged.  Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED

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

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