Foundation for Working Families

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The Foundation for Working Families is a non-profit organization established by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliates to assist union families in Washington state in times of hardship or disaster. It has given cash assistance to hundreds of families who have suffered during flooding, wildfires, and other extraordinary circumstances.

Many union families are already suffering economic hardship amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which had its U.S. epicenter in Washington state. So the WSLC is urging all organizations and individuals to make generous tax-deductible contributions to the FFWF in anticipation of great need here. This cash assistance can provide temporary help to keep food on the table and a roof over the heads of Washington families.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE! — You can make your contribution online or mail a check to the Foundation for Working Families, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, WA, 98144. The FFWF is a 501(c)(3) organization — federal tax ID 91-1702271 — and all donations are tax-deductible charitable contributions.


Families can apply for FFWF assistance by downloading the FFWF Hardship Assistance Form. Assistance is not restricted to union members and their families, though they are given priority. For more information about the FFWF, email Karen White or call her at 360-570-5169.

There is also a special WFSE Local 1671 Interpreter Hardship Fund. This fund is reserved for current Interpreters United (WFSE) Local 1671 members. Priority is given to members who have experienced a financial hardship and need assistance (for example: eviction notice, gas/power shut off). Apply for this Interpreter Hardship assistance.

The FFWF and WSLC thank all of the first responders, healthcare workers, and state and local agency staffs who are working so hard to protect all of us amid the COVID-19 outbreak.