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United Way of South Texas 2015 Season
by Thelma Garza (President)
published September 2015
Did you know?
The 2015 United Way Campaign Season is in full swing. Our local campaign runs from August - November of each year. We present information to employees of businesses such as, banks, retail stores, school districts, maquiladoras and municipalities. What do we present exactly? We focus on programs funded through United Way which benefit our residents in Hidalgo and Starr counties. These benefits include after school programs, shelters for the homeless, to first aid classes and free income tax assistance for families earning $54,000 or less. During the presentations, we let individuals know how they can donate through their company by payroll deduction and how their donations to United Way of South Texas stay within Hidalgo and Starr Counties. By donating you can help 23 non-profit agencies.

We are a 6 person staff, so we count on volunteers to donate their time throughout the year. At this time a special group called "Loaned Executives" which come from various companies, banks, non-profit agencies, retail and municipalities such as; Boys and Girls Club of Edinburg, Boys and Girls Club of Pharr, City of McAllen, City of Rio Grande City, Conn's Inc, H-E-B, International Bank of Commerce (IBC,) Inter National Bank (INB,) Lone Starr National Bank, Navy Army Community Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Starr County Victims of Domestic Violence, and Security Service Federal Credit Union. They donate 4 to 6 hours a week and help us with over 1,800 presentations.

If you want to learn more about United Way of South Texas and our agencies, please visit us at www.unitedwayofsotx.org
And, if your company is interested in getting involved in the 2015 Campaign, please call 956-686-6331.