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Except by the Grace of God

As part of their annual workplace giving campaign, WestStar Bank employees recently toured United Way- funded programs that serve our community’s basic needs.  After seeing firsthand the impact that donor dollars truly make at these shelters, one employee felt compelled to share her personal account of the tour.   Most of us live pretty secure … Continue reading

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

As residents of the Sun City, it is easy to forget how adverse weather conditions can truly cripple the lives of others. While we enjoy another day of sunshine, those affected by Hurricane Sandy are struggling as life returns to normalcy. The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund has been established by the United Way … Continue reading

My First Day at the United Way

My First Day at the United Way

By: Lorena L. Gomez My name is Lorena L. Gomez, and I have recently accepted the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the United Way of El Paso County. After only one week in my new position, I have learned a tremendous amount about not only the needs in our community, but also of … 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

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