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We are pleased to announce the application for the 2015 Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence Award is now available.    This annual award of $10,000 is intended to offer the opportunity for the winning nonprofit to advance excellence within their organization. The nomination process is a simple two-page proposal stating the need for the funds and how the funds will be used to take the nonprofit to the next level of excellence in serving the residents of Williamson County. Examples of award use could include strategic planning, board development, staff training, technology infrastructure...
United Way of Williamson County hosts two great volunteer events each year.  The Day of Caring and the MLK Day of Service involve hundreds of people who volunteer time to make a difference where we live and work.    We are actively looking for sponsors to help us ensure the success of these volunteer projects.     Sponsorships apply for the Day of Caring (Friday, September 26, 2014) and the MLK Day of Service (Monday, January 19, 2015). We average 185-225 individuals who volunteer at work sites across Williamson County.  All donations go towards the coordination of events and supplies for...

On February 1, 2014, United Way of Williamson County awarded Samaritan Health Ministries with the 2014 Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence in Nonprofits Award.

This $10,000 award is given annually to a nonprofit serving Williamson County to strengthen its business infrastructure and advance excellence within the organization. Samaritan Health Ministries will use this award to assist in the development of their governing board. 

“We are incredibly grateful to United Way of Williamson County for this award,” said Erika Pratt, Executive Director of Samaritan Health...

Since Florence Butts opened the first H-E-B in 1905, people and giving back to the community has been an integral part of the company.

Whether it is sponsoring a community event, investing in education, or responding with volunteers and supplies during times of disaster, H-E-B is synonymous with giving back to the community. 

In Williamson County, we (and you!) have 1,826 very special reasons to be grateful to H-E-B partners.

Why? Because 1,826 H-E-B partners have made the commitment to invest almost $309,000 in education, income, health and basic needs programs in...

We know that many individuals and families struggle to make ends meet every month. Increased cost of living, stagnant wages and heavy debt loads can make it difficult for many Williamson County residents quit the cycle of economic insecurity and work to achieve long-term financial stability. And we want to offer help to those that are ready to make a change for the better.

We are excited to announce that our financial stability coalition is now offering workshops to help hard-working families take the next step towards financial stability and independence.

Starting on October...

The deadline to apply for the 2014 Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence in Nonprofits Award is quickly approaching!

The deadline to apply for 2014 award is October 24, 2013.

All applications MUST be delivered or postmarked by 4:30 p.m.  Download or email your request for an application.

This annual award of $10,000 will be given to a nonprofit organization in order to strengthen its business infrastructure – to advance excellence within their organization. Examples of award use: strategic planning, board development, staff training, audit support, technology...

Wear your raincoat and bring your umbrella. We aren’t going to let a little rain stop us from volunteering in Williamson County!

We will gather at the Dell Diamond at 8:00 am tomorrow morning as planned and celebrate with the hundreds of people that have volunteered at projects across the county.  We will have coffee and breakfast tacos ready, along with a Day of Caring t-shirt.

(Make sure to look for us in the area between the Express offices and the United Heritage Center… or simply look for the United Way of Williamson County sign. You can’t miss us!)

All projects...

In recent days, we have seen the devastation of life and property brought about by unprecedented flooding in Colorado and witnessed the tragic loss of life at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.

Along with all members of the United Way family, we want to join the outpouring of condolences to all those impacted by these life altering events, especially the victims, families, friends, colleagues and neighbors of these tragedies.  We send our thoughts and prayers to all those directly - or indirectly involved.

During times of crisis, United Way’s tradition has been to assist...

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social interaction.

The levels of preparedness with which a child enters kindergarten are academic and emotional, and they rely most heavily on being prepared at home. It is vital to nurture related skills in...

As health and nutrition are becoming more important factors in determining the foods cafeterias offer, communities can integrate with United Way campaigns that are aimed to provide more accessible options for healthy eating in schools and educate children on the importance of proper nutrition.

In the United States, more than two-thirds of adults and children are overweight or obese. Not only is this a physical health concern, but it can be crucial to the development of healthy mindsets. United Way recognizes the significance of educating parents on healthy options available to them...

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