Posted in September 2012

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Helping Yourself While Helping Others With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also … Continue reading

Weekly Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Weekly Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

This has been another exciting week at the Volunteer Action Center. We had an amazing group of volunteers from Western Refining visit The Salvation Army and the Opportunity Center for the Homeless. They toured the agencies and had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience they will not soon forget. There are many opportunities to … Continue reading

What’s for Lunch Today?

What’s for Lunch Today?

What if you did not know the answer? The leading cause of food insecurity is poverty.  Those living in impoverished conditions are constantly trying to make ends meet with a limited income and continuous expenses.  For many, finding a stable food source is difficult.  When children go hungry, they’re unable to focus completely on their … Continue reading

United Way Young Leaders Help Determine Funding Recommendations for Community Organizations

United Way Young Leaders Help Determine Funding Recommendations for Community Organizations

Several members of the United Way Young Leaders Society (UWYLS) volunteered their time to evaluate applications for the United Way’s Kids’ Way Fund. Four UWYLS members worked with the Education Community Impact Committee to make funding recommendations for fifteen community organizations that submitted proposals for projects that will benefit children and youth throughout El Paso … Continue reading

What does it mean to LIVE UNITED?

What does it mean to LIVE UNITED?

LIVE UNITED is more than just a clever catch phrase. Yes, we know it makes a great looking shirt, but let’s take a deeper look at what the phrase actually means. For us, LIVE UNITED is a movement. It is about mobilizing the community to come together to tackle the toughest issues facing El Paso … Continue reading

What are your kids doing after school?

What are your kids doing after school?

Thousands of our El Paso children are in safe and productive after school programs throughout the community. At United Way, we believe that every child deserves to live in a world full of possibilities. That’s why United Way after-school programs are so important. In our community, one in three children is left alone after school … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of Your Donation

A Day in the Life of Your Donation

6:30 am – A child is eating breakfast at a residential shelter for abused and neglected children. United Way of El Paso County is focus on providing a safe and secure environment for children and families in our community. 8:03 am – A mother is dropping her children off at an early childhood development center. … Continue reading