Get Involved

Cares invites you to work together to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as those experiencing hardships due to low income, and support their efforts toward self-sufficiency and community involvement.

Here are a couple of ways you can make a difference:

  • Employers – create a position that fills a need in your business. Cares staff will work with you to ensure the talents of the individual you hire meets your needs. Contact one of the Cares representatives in your county to find out more.
  • If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, please contact Lars Nowack, Cares CEO, at

Annual Fund

The Connections for Tomorrow Annual Fund acts as the pulse of the organization and is the vehicle by which Cares of Washington raises unrestricted funds each year to support and enhance the day-to-day work of the organization.

With strong support, Cares can advance its mission and break the cycle of poverty for the 890,000 Washington residents living with disabilities and/or below the poverty level. To succeed, we must call upon the support and generosity of our loyal sponsors, partners, and friends.

Meeting the annual fund’s goals, both in participation and total giving, is vital every year. Unrestricted annual fund gifts not only provide a major resource for the organization and the services we provide, they also allow Cares to meet its primary goal of enabling those in need of our services to become self-sufficient.

Because needs and opportunities differ over time, it is important to have a strong participation each year to replenish this vital resource.

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Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your local HR or community action liaison.


Wanda & Paul Vincent Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Wanda & Paul Vincent Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations and businesses to provide college scholarships and mentoring opportunities to low-income students who will be attending an eligible four-year university in Washington State. The scholarship is open to all areas of study and will cover books, tuition and fees for all four years of the student’s matriculation.

Click here to donate to the Wanda & Paul Vincent Scholarship today!

Program Sponsorship

Make civic stewardship part of your organization’s message. Join Cares as a program partner and impact the lives of the 890,000 individuals living below the poverty level in the state of Washington. There are various programs for you and your team to take part in as well as opportunities to blaze new trails. Either way you will be an irreplaceable part of changing someone’s life.

For additional program details please contact us at