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United Way of South Texas
113 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501-9584
Phone 956-686-6331
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United Way of South Texas supports over 100 programs thru 22 partner agencies in Hidalgo and Starr counties. These programs provided assistance to more than 250,000 residents here at home; they provide a helping hand during challenging times.
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In August, United Way held its annual Back to School "In Style" Shopping Spree at Target in Mission for one hundred and twenty Junior High students selected by counselors from various districts. Each student received $150 worth of school clothing and personal hygiene items. Additionally, Target donated backpacks filled with school supplies.
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The United Way of South Texas Loaned Executive (LE) Program engages local professionals in its annual campaign to help raise funds for 21 non-profit agencies and hundreds of health and human service programs.
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On June 21, more than 100 employees from local businesses, school districts and government entities volunteered to package school supplies for 900 freshmen enrolled in Rio Grande City CISD and Roma ISD.
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Every year, volunteers from various businesses and organizations in our local community serve on our Fund Distribution Panels to thoroughly review agency applications, financial audits and to make on-site visits. In addition, volunteers review the agencies' goals and outcomes.
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With the help of outstanding volunteers and supporters, United Way of South Texas impacts approximately 286,000 residents in Hidalgo and Starr counties every year.
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In 2006 Robert Calderon became a victim of identity theft. With the help of a program administered by United Way of Laredo, Calderon was able to get his identity back.
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The 2016-2017 VITA Committee and partners look forward to another successful year of helping eligible South Texas families and individuals with free income tax preparation services.
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GE Aviation, McAllen, TX kicked-off their 2016 United Way Campaign with a pancake breakfast for 42 of their Pillar Club Members.
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United Way of South Texas wants to reach over 250,000 low to moderate income workers with information about tax benefits, refunds, and free tax services in 2016. Join the team doing meaningful work for our residents, join VITA.
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Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED! See how you can get involved.
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Through the work of our 26 partner agencies United Way impacts the lives of over 245,000 RGV residents every year. Every year, United Way staff, board members, loaned executives and volunteers collaborate in efforts to raise funds through the annual campaign.
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We want to thank all of our friends and volunteers who have impacted 3000 families by completing tax returns at no cost. The amount of money returned to these families in our two county area, Starr and Hidalgo, totaled, $6,074,000.00.
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Families and individuals with household incomes of $54,000 or less in 2015, are eligible to benefit from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Approximately 175 United Way volunteers have been working diligently to serve families in Hidalgo & Starr Counties.
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Take advantage of the United Way of South Texas VITA program.
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United Way of South Texas has announced that the week of April 10-16, 2016, (Sunday through Saturday) will be Volunteer South Texas Week 2016, a week to showcase to the world the many ways South Texans passionately serve in their communities!
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The 2015 United Way Campaign Season is in full swing. By donating you can help 23 non-profit agencies. If your company is interested in getting involved in the 2015 Campaign, please call 956-686-6331.
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About United Way:
United Way of South Texas invests in programs that address critical services in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability and Safety Net. We support over 21 non-profit agencies in Hidalgo & Starr counties that serve a minimum of 265,000 local residents. Services provided to the community include shelter for victims of domestic violence and the homeless, disaster relief, end-of-life care, information and referral services, consumer education, job training to people with disabilities, counseling to those affected by alcohol or drug abuse, basic necessities for the elderly or disabled, character building programs for children, child victim advocacy and infant stimulation classes.

Please call 686-6331 or visit us at Our Website, or volunteersotx.org, if you are interested in getting your company involved with the 2017 Campaign or in volunteering today.

If you would like to support our programs with a monetary donation, you may mail a check to
United Way of South Texas
P.O. Box 187
McAllen, TX 78505-0187