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As featured in Denton Record-Chronicle on 6/29/2018 by Lucinda Breeding ... There’s a saying that many hands make light work. For agencies preparing for the first-ever Denton Back to School Fair, many hands mean serving more children and teens than they would if they tried to meet needs from their silos.“This is a collaborative effort to make this a citywide drive instead of a piecemeal effort,” said Darhyl Ramsey, a volunteer with Interfaith Ministries of Denton’s Apple Tree Project. “...
Leadership participants enjoy working lunch with Mayor Chris Watts at Leadership Symposium for Mayor's Summer Youth Jobs interns. (Photo credit: Christy Hill, chillphotography.net) DENTON, TX (July 26, 2018) – Ten Denton ISD students participating in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program continued to develop their real-world job skills at the Leadership Symposium hosted by NCTC, United Way of Denton County, and Denton Mayor Chris Watts.The Symposium included five 45-minute informational...
Denton, TX (July 5, 2018) – Denton area organizations and nonprofits are collaborating to consolidate three previous back to school events into the Denton Back to School Fair. The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at UNT Gateway Center (801 North Texas Blvd) to support approximately 3,500 students and their families with school supplies, backpacks, health education resources, and so much more. In previous years, Interfaith Ministries, Denton Police...
ARGYLE, TX (June 18, 2018) – The course at the Denton Country Club buzzed with activity for the 28th Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament, Denton County’s longest-running charity golf event, which generated more than $50,000 for United Way of Denton County (UWDC).One of only two outside events held at the exclusive, members-only Denton Country Club in Argyle, People Helping People enticed 119 golfers representing various Denton County companies and organizations to hit the course for a...
  DENTON, TX (May 29, 2018) – At their May meeting, the Board of Directors of United Way of Denton County (UWDC) approved funding from the newly-established Denton Housing Authority (DHA) Supportive Services Community Impact Fund to three local agencies providing housing services and programs that benefit low-income families: Giving HOPE, Inc., Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF), and Christian Community Action (CCA).  DHA and UWDC created this fund to promote economic stability and...
As featured in Lake Cities Sun on 5/27/2018 by Heather Goodwin ... Tackling homelessness is not something one agency or city can do on its own, and that’s why one local Denton County nonprofit created an outreach program and is connecting with cities around the county. The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team is a collective impact initiative supported by Lewisville, Denton and United Way of Denton County. As homelessness grows and needs arise, team officials are in the process of...
United Way of Denton County President & CEO Gary Henderson with Board Members Micah Pazoureck and Jo Ann Ballantine (L-R) accept $25,000 gift from Rooms To Go store manager Jeremiah Gonzalez and assistant manager Ryan Hobbs in new showroom.DENTON, TX (May 21, 2018) – Rooms To Go demonstrated its commitment to the Denton County community with a $25,000 donation to United Way of Denton County following its grand opening. The furniture retail giant opened the doors to its 40,000 square foot...
DENTON, TX (April 12, 2018) – United Way of Denton County, the North Texas Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (NTLITC), and other collaborative partners, hosted an open house at the Denton County Veterans Center to commemorate one year of service to Veterans and their families in Denton County. Local dignitaries and contributors, as well as Veterans and their families, toured the collaborative space which houses a variety of services under one roof assuring effective and integrative care for the...
DENTON, TX (April 5, 2018) – The United Way of Denton County (UWDC) Board of Directors approved the organization’s 2018-2019 operating budget at their March meeting, continuing the dual strategy of supporting Partner Agencies and leading Collective Impact Initiatives to serve vulnerable populations in a growing Denton County.  “The goal of United Way of Denton County is to work together with businesses, governments and nonprofits to implement solutions to the growing needs in our county and...
DENTON, TX (March 1, 2018) – United Way of Denton County seeks community-minded individuals and emerging corporate leaders from throughout Denton County for the 2018-2019 Leader on Loan program. Leader on Loan is a robust leadership development program focused on building business skills in areas of presentation, networking, and project management, while assisting United Way of Denton County in making a positive impact in our community.  The Leaders on Loan will lend valuable support to...

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