Good Work Fund

At the Covington Chamber, there are two things we love more than anything – supporting our community and having fun doing it! That’s why we created the Good Work Fund as part of our membership program last year. Members who give at the $1,000 sponsorship level or above have a portion of their membership investment allocated to the Good Work Fund.

Here is how the membership levels contribute to the Good Work Fund:

  • $10,000 Community Superhero level: $2,000 to Good Work Fund
  • $7,500 Community Gold Partner level: $1,250 to Good Work Fund
  • $5,000 Community Partner level: $1,000 to the Good Work Fund
  • $3,000 Community Investor level: $500 to the Good Work Fund
  • $1,000 Community Leader level: $250 to the Good Work Fund
  • $750 Business Leader Level: $125 to Good Work Fund

We use this money to do Good Work in the greater Covington community, whether it is supporting our members, helping out a nonprofit or giving to a good cause.

January 2021

  • $25 for soup to help kick off The Soup-er Bowl Food Drive at The Storehouse (Feb. 8)
  • $75 in gift cards from Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s and Legendary Doughnuts to be given to three families as a special treat when they pick up groceries from The Storehouse food bank.
  • $150 in gift cards from The Rock and Applebee’s to be used as prizes for people who participate in the #lovethecov Heart Hunt.

February 2021

A $125 gift card from Legendary Doughnuts went to Real Kids Learning, a Covington child care and early learning center which has stayed open throughout COVID so parents had child care, so they could work. In the last year, none of the center’s 70 children or 17 staff have contracted COVID. WAY TO GO! Thanks to Rod Meyers and his staff for keeping our kids safe. Enjoy some SWEET treats on us!

We also delivered $125 in boxed lunches from Chick-fil-A to UW-Valley’s Lifestyle Medicine Center, powered by Pinnacle, to thank them for supporting their patients through the pandemic.

March 2021

This year has been a particularly difficult year for our businesses. We couldn’t visit them all, but we visited 26 local businesses to tell them we appreciate them and we are here for them.

May 2021

St. John the Baptist offers a Safe Car Parking program for homeless individuals and families living in their vehicles. The program offers a safe place to park and overnight security. The Good Work Fund provided $250 in gas and grocery gift cards to help these support the homeless.

June 2021

Bicycle Rescue for Youth, a nonprofit that restores bicycles for kids and teens, is always in need of bike helmets. In June, we donated 22 youth helmets to help keep them safe.

August 2021

We donated $200 to Red Canoe Credit Union’s Fill the Canoe school supply drive, which they’ll match with $200. We also donated $200 to Communities in Schools-Kent’s Fill the Bus school supply drive. All donations will benefit students in the Kent School District.











September 2021

We donated $300 in gas and grocery gift cards to Vine Maple Place for use by their clients to help them get to job interviews or to buy a few extra groceries when needed. We presented the gift cards to Vine Maple Place staff at our September luncheon.







October 2021

In October, we made a $250 donation to Birthday Dreams, a local nonprofit that brings hope, joy and a sense of self-worth to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party. With our donation, Birthday Dreams was able to give two homeless children complete birthday boxes.

Photo courtesy of Gary Palmer

November 2021

Our latest project was donating full-size toiletries and cleaning supplies (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dish soap and sponges, laundry soap) to clients of the Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services, a Chamber member and valued resources for the greater Covington community. We delivered the supplies to executive director Lindsey Habenicht on November 16, 2021!


A big thank you to our 2021 high-level sponsors for making the Good Work Fund possible. This year’s contributors include:

Community Partner Sponsor Level: $5,000

City of Covington

Sponsor Level: $4,000

Schram & Associates

Community Investor Sponsor Level: $3,000

Edward Jones

MultiCare Covington Medical Center

Tanya Neilsen, RE/MAX Northwest

Red Canoe Credit Union

UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center – Covington Clinic

Community Leader Sponsor Level: $1,000

Covington Place

Covington Water District

OakPointe Communities

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Real Life Church

Republic Services

The Tamara Paul Group, RE/MAX Northwest

Team Marti, John L. Scott

Weatherly Inn Kent

Cathy Wahlin, Windermere Real Estate/PSK, Inc.

Watch the Covington Chamber’s Facebook page for updates on how we are using the Good Work Fund next! Have ideas on how to use the Good Work Fund, or want to learn how you can be a part of the program? Email us at – we’d love to tell you more!