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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENTON, TX (August 19, 2016) – Senator Jane Nelson, along with representatives from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, joined local community leaders to launch the Texas Veterans and Families Alliance pilot program, one of four pilot programs across the state. The program is targeted to help Denton County Veterans and family members in crisis and was developed by the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership...
United Way of Denton County invites you to join us in making it #OkayToSay. A community-based movement begun by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Okay to Say empowers people to talk openly about mental and behavioral health. As part of this movement, United Way of Denton County and the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team strive to change and eliminate the discrimination, stigma and stereotypes around conversations about mental health. Many people who struggle with mental...
On Dr. Seuss's birthday this past March, 200 volunteers visited Denton County schools to share their love of reading with students! In 1st-5th grade classrooms, local community members read books and led classroom activities to promote the importance of childhood literacy. Volunteering in our local school districts goes beyond a one-day event! Many of our Mentor Denton volunteers show up to mentor and tutor Denton County students on a regular basis through several of our partner agencies like...
To one Denton County family, tax season means a daughter's perfect smile. Last year, Rosa asked us to prepare her taxes for free. With the help of an IRS-certified volunteer tax preparer, she left our free tax preparation site with a sizable refund at no cost. This year, she returned and told us with tears of joy that she had used her refund to help her twelve-year-old daughter with a long-awaited dental necessity: braces. For a child whose teeth were a source of ridicule and bullying, a set...
Feeding America estimates that 115,480 people in Denton County are food insecure, uncertain how they’ll get their next meal. More than 41,000 of these people are children. With the help of United Way of Denton County volunteers, local letter carriers picked up more than 20,000 pounds of food left by the mailboxes of generous donors. For a 24th straight year, the National Association of Letter Carriers organized the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive to help local food banks feed families in times...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: United Way of Denton County Board of directors approve grants and collective impact initiatives aimed at critical county needs. DENTON, TX (April 7, 2016) – More than 10,000 donors helped those in need in Denton County by supporting critical issues ranging from abused women, neglected children, at-risk youth, homelessness, people in crisis, veterans in need, early childhood intervention, and people struggling to access mental health services. Their donations underwrite a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENTON, TX (April 4, 2016) – The board of directors for United Way of Denton County approved 6 new board members at their March 31, 2016 meeting: Josh Ashford, Commercial Insurance Broker, Consolidated Insurance Sarah Barber, Design Engineer, Peterbilt Motors Company Jaime Carlin, Marketing Communications Consultant Micah Pazoureck, President, Low Voltage Solutions Patricia Sherman, Vice President of Business Development, DATCU Debbie Smatresk, Community Volunteer “We...
As published in The Leader, March 30, 2016 United Way of Denton County is receiving applications for the 2016 Leader on Loan program. Businesses and organizations across Denton County are encouraged to loan one of their talented staff members to United Way of Denton County two days a month from April to October to help raise much needed financial support in 2016. In addition to helping raise funds, Leader on Loan participants develop a deeper understanding of the needs across our community,...
As published in the North Texas Daily on March 3, 2016 Article by Jynn Schubert, @JynnWasHere The City of Denton and the United Way of Denton County joined forces to hire a new community impact coordinator last month to organize community groups aimed at helping the homeless population. Denton County resident Courtney Cross joined the United Way of Denton County in February to increase community participation against homelessness in Denton. Both the United Way and Denton jointly fund the new...
UNT student expresses approval after United Way of Denton County volunteer completes his tax return. Efforts of United Way of Denton County volunteers help over 500 households so far this tax season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENTON, TX (Feb. 25, 2016) – One third of the way through the 2016 tax season, United Way of Denton County volunteers have prepared more than 500 tax returns, resulting in more than $1 million in federal income tax refunds for low and moderately-low income taxpayers in Denton...

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