Historic. Catastrophic. Unprecedented. Massive. Devastating. Life-changing. I cringe as I write these words. While they certainly describe Hurricane Harvey, these words also tell the story of the real, human lives of millions of people. People that lost their home and everything they own when the winds flattened everything in its path and the flood waters rose. People who will have to spend days and weeks in an evacuation shelter. People who will have to find a new place to call home. People who will are facing months or even years of rebuilding their lives.
Many of my family...
More than $10 million in tax refunds for local residents have been processed through United Way of Williamson County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program since the program’s inception in 2010.
IRS-certified VITA volunteers have filed 6,700 returns for low-to-moderate income wage-earners since United Way of Williamson County expanded the program more than seven years ago.
The most recent tax season saw a record of 1,515 returns filed at the four United Way of Williamson County run VITA sites, a 16% increase over last year. More than 2,400 volunteer hours were...
Volunteers from United Way of Williamson County were on hand to collect donations from baseball fans at the Round Rock Express game on Thursday, May 28 to support flood recovery efforts in Central Texas.
Volunteers from Atmos, Dell, City of Austin, Department of State Health Services, Leander ISD and TDIndustries were among those who accepted donations for flood recovery efforts in Caldwell, Hays and Williamson Counties.
The following items were collected:
342 cases of water
40 cases of diapers
21 boxes of wipes
28 boxes of cleaning supplies
24 boxes of miscellaneous items such as food...
After a weekend of devastating floods, our friends and neighbors in Central Texas need your help. The massive damage sustained in our area, especially in Hays and Caldwell counties is life-altering for thousands of families and individuals.
Here are some ways you can help
Direct your donation to United Way of Hays County in San Marcos, Texas
Support disaster relief efforts by making an online donation here
Give using your mobile device by texting FLOODS to 41444
You may also donate to United Way of Williamson County or United Way for Greater Austin and your donation will be distributed...
United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) announced campaign contributions increased by 6% this year, topping more than $1 million in pledges and donations.
The announcement was made at UWWC’s annual campaign celebration in Georgetown on May 5, 2015. This event recognizes the efforts of more than 150 local employers, community partners and funded agencies for their common commitment to improving life for tens of thousands of Williamson County residents each year.
The increase in donations and pledges to United Way of Williamson County’s annual campaign will allow the volunteer board of...
Building a stronger community through helping those who help others is a belief both Padgett Stratemann & Co. and United Way of Williamson County share. In order to be successful, United Way of Williamson County relies on all kinds of donations. While workplace campaign donations are the largest part of United Way’s success, in-kind donations from our partners and supporters in the community are equally as valuable. Last year, we received over $80,000 in support through in-kind donations.
As part of Padgett Stratemann & Co.’s bi-annual computer donation program, United Way...
Once again, United Way of Williamson County is offering free, accurate and confidential tax preparation help from IRS-Certified preparers to those who qualify. No gimmicks. No hidden costs. No appointment necessary.
The Williamson County Financial Stability Coalition, a community-wide effort led by United Way of Williamson County, has announced the days and times where free tax preparation services will be available to households earning less than $53,000 in 2014 and the elderly across Williamson County. IRS certified volunteers will be available at the sites to help individuals and...
2015-2016 Community Investment Grant Applications Now Available
The application process for the 2015-2016 Community Investment Grants is now open.
Click here to download details and the application.
Nonprofits interested in applying for funding through United Way of Williamson County will first need to submit a Letter of Intent Outline for each program or project seeking funding.
Required components and submission guidelines for the Letter of Intent Outline are detailed in the application documents. The Letter of Intent Outline deadline is Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Financial literacy is a critical, yet often overlooked life-skill.
The long-term benefits from financial education classes are good for individuals, good for families and good for the community. Research shows that people who attend money management classes are more likely to reduce personal debt, grow personal savings, invest for the future and make better financial decisions over a life-time. For United Way of Williamson County and the Cedar Park Library it just makes sense. are working together to help families become more financially stable and independent.
Helping in your Hometown. This simple statement sums up the mission of the United Way movement in Williamson County since 1939.
On October 10, 2014 United Way of Williamson County will mark 75 years since the Taylor Community Chest was established to help their neighbors and strengthen their community.
Seventy-five years – and multiple name changes later – United Way of Williamson County carries on that strong tradition of bringing the community together to change lives, provide hope and impact our community for the better.
Today, United Way of Williamson County is focused on lasting...