Due to inclement weather, our Oak Point Elementary School VITA site will be closed on Monday, March 3rd.
Thank you for your support, and please
join us December 3rd for Giving Tuesday!
Happy Thanksgiving! Or is it called Black Thursday now? Followed by Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
Well, not everything needs to be about the latest, greatest sale. On December 3rd, as we recover from the whirlwind of advertisements, we can give back to our community as part of Giving Tuesday!
With only 9 additional volunteers last year, our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helped 587 Denton County households prepare and file their IRS Tax Returns successfully. These outstanding 43 volunteers were the reason that $1,036,405 returned to Denton County to be used by low- to moderately-low income households, helping others claim valuable Earned Income Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits on their returns. If you think that our VITA volunteers came to United Way of Denton County as trained tax preparers, you would be wrong. While some of our VITA volunteers do have accou
September is LIVE UNITED Month in Denton County and one of the things I like best about our community is that it provides so many meaningful ways to serve others. LIVE UNITED Month is a great time to take the plunge and carve out an hour or two each week to plug in somewhere as a volunteer.
While our mission of "improving lives in Denton County" is clear and direct, sometimes we all need a reminder of the importance each one of us can play as donors and volunteers. Through the generous donation (again this year) of Sally Beauty Company's Chad Jones and DATCU's Susan Passariello, the message in the video below hits home in a real and powerful way. Please take a moment to view it and then share it with a friend.
From all of us here at United Way of Denton County, we say THANK YOU for a wonderful 23rd Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament! We appreciate the generosity and support our community gives United Way of Denton County. Thank you Randy Robinson and Carl Anderson, our tournament committee co-chairs for your leadership, you gave us a highly successful event. Once more to Emeritus chairmen, Paul Chandler and Denny Aldridge, thank you for your legacy of compassion and service, we appreciate you more than you will ever know.
Now that we've secured support from the FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), we will kick-off Bank On Denton on June 6th at 4pm at Denton ISD's Professional Development Center (1212 Bolivar St, Denton) with a Community Partners Forum. This forum is open to any faith-based organization, community-based organization, school, university, business or civic group that share our commitment to improving lives in Denton County. RSVP to attend the Bank On Denton Community Partners Forum by email at
On May 11th I'll be donating to the nation's biggest one-day food drive. Join me @FeedingAmerica and @StampOutHunger. Fill the brown bag you received in your mailbox this week with food and put it out at your mailbox tomorrow morning for your Letter Carrier to pick up. What could be easier!
You can also come help us by volunteering in Denton County at the Denton Community Food Center at 109 W. Sycamore in Denton. We need the most volunteers from Noon to 6pm. @LIVEUNITED
President & CEO, United Way of Denton County