United Way of Pierce County has surpassed its fundraising goal of $50,000 for the UWPC4ALICE campaign.

The campaign seeks to assist people in Pierce County struggling with poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly Asset Limited Income-Constrained Employed (ALICE) families. ALICE households typically have an income above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but below the basic cost of living.

U.S. Bank contributed an additional $10,000 match, bringing the total amount raised to $60,000. Gifts made during the UWPC4ALICE campaign were matched by U.S. Bank, $1 for $1.

This match allowed United Way to exceed its initial goal, according to United Way of Pierce County.

“United Way of Pierce County recognizes and is so thankful for our U.S. Bank friends and the partnership which has made this possible,” stated Dona Ponepinto, United Way of Pierce County CEO, in a press release. “Thanks to their generosity, we have been able to provide additional assistance during COVID-19 to individuals struggling with poverty in our community.”