Social Responsibility 

PSRC: Making an Impact in the Community!

Giving back to our community has been one of PSRC's guiding principles since its inception. We believe strongly that although social challenges may seem insurmountable, together we CAN make a difference. We are proud and honored to support the following charities through various fund raising events throughout the year.

In 2021, our charity efforts will be placed with

iUrban Teen, Seattle Humane Society & Northwest Harvest.

 

We welcome you to learn more about these charities we are supporting through the the information and videos below:

A BIG THANK YOU to our amazing members & sponsors! With your support, we were able to donate $15,000 in 2020 to these wonderful organizations!

Seattle Humane is the Puget Sound’s leader in animal adoption, education and welfare. Our top priority is to connect animals in need of rescue with the people who will love them.  Through our outreach, advocacy, and services we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. 

Seattle Humane is an open-door shelter with no time limits. That means we accept every animal in need of our help — regardless of age, breed, or health. When pets are brought to us requiring medical attention, our veterinary team works hard to save their lives. If an adopted pet requires training to thrive in his or her new home, we provide it. We strive to give animals the care they deserve for as long as it takes us to find them a loving home.

iUrban Teen's Mission – To expose and inspire underrepresented youth to become tomorrow’s business and technology leaders. iUrban Teen is a nationally recognized program focused on bringing career-focused education to underrepresented teens ages 13 to 18. Youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of careers and civic engagement that step them outside of their current boundaries. Our target demographics are African American, Latino, and Native American males, however, the program is inclusive of all youth.  We have almost equal parity of girls that participate in our programs and also youth with special needs.  iUrban Teen programs are now in Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas.

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger.

Northwest Harvest receives no city, county, state, or federal funding for operating expenses and relies solely on contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, and other organizations. Much of their work is made possible by volunteers of all ages, who give 66,000 hours of their time each year to feed the hungry.

 

Did you know?

  • One million Washington residents visited a food bank in the past year.

  • 1 in 10 Washingtonians consistently struggle with hunger.

  • 1 in 6 Washington kids live in a household that faces challenges in putting enough food on the table.

  • 1 in 8 Washingtonians live below the poverty line.