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One of our Greatest Needs in Denton County

In 2013 United Way of Denton County published on Community Needs Assessment on Mental Health in Denton County.  Arguably, one of our most challenging efforts, this report pointed out the gap in our community that rivals anything we've seen to date.  So dramatic the need, we received an unsolicited private donation of $50,000 to lauch a two year effort to dig deeper into this issue and to increase community awareness about what we must achieve to serve our neighbors more effectively.

Being Part of Something BIG

For 22 years now our letter carriers across the country have generously served as the backbone for the nation's largest one day food drive, the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Today here in Denton County we thank and recognize our letter carriers.  To learn more about this award winning community effort to help those around us that are food insecure, read this - http://about.usps.com/corporate-social-responsibility/nalc-food-drive.htm.

Thanks for giving today!

Making History - Power of Partnership

Together, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Denton County and United Way of Tarrant County are partnering with students from The University of North Texas in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service to launch north Texas' first United Way Student Leaders student organization.  Check out this outstanding group of future leaders on their facebook page.  The collaborative impact of this historic partnership has the potential to be tremendous.  Already,

Spanish Speaking Volunteers Needed for Bank On program

As United Way of Denton County expands our financial education and second chance banking program, Bank On Denton County, we are in need of more Spanish speaking volunteers to train as workshop instructors.  Bank On Denton County workshop volunteers help hard working individuals and families in our community benefit for gaining access to mainstream financial products at local banks and credit unions.  For some, participating in the program offers a second chance to have a checking account.  Volunteers are the key and volunteers that speak Spanish are in great need at this time.  

RIbbon Cutting & Open House

Join us on March 19th at 4pm for our Ribbon Cutting and Open House at our new location at 1314 Teasley Lane in Denton.  We're excited about the work our staff, interns and volunteers will accomplish at our new home.  Come by and let's talk about how you can get connected and begin to LIVE UNITED!

Gary Henderson
President & CEO
United Way of Denton County

Happy Thanksgiving from Our United Way!

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!

We Need More VITA Volunteers!

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

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