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  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...
Previous Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program students proudly display their completion certificates after the Mayor’s Proclamation at Denton City Hall. DENTON, TX (Feb. 14, 2018) – United Way of Denton County hosted an information session today for local employers interested in learning more about hiring, supporting, or sponsoring students for employment during Summer 2018 as part of the annual Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program.Created in 2015, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Jobs Program matches Denton...
2018 Project Blueprint graduates (From Left) Jennifer Peace, Gina Blackwell, Willie Bass, Bill Anderson, Steering Committee Chairman Guy T. Phillips, Nate Dears, Katherine Lindsay, Judy Giese, Jill Rogers and UWDC Director of Community Impact Leah Jordan DENTON, TX (Feb. 6, 2018) – The United Way of Denton County (UWDC) Board of Directors recently recognized the dedication of fourteen community members as graduates of Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training. Created in 2009, Project...
As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle on 1/26/2018 by Julian Gill, Staff Writer... The results of the annual homeless Point-in-Time count won't be released for a few months, but officials expect a heavier focus on the homeless communities in Lewisville to reflect more accurate data.     The Point-in-Time count, required by federal law, aims to identify the number of homeless people in the Denton County. On Thursday, more than 80 volunteers visited shelters, libraries, wooded encampments...
United TRIBUTE emcees Marty Rivers and Jill Jester present Mirrorball Trophies to Jordan McDowell and Keith Pierce   DENTON, TX (Jan 22, 2018) – More than 620 people filled the ballroom at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center on Saturday night to celebrate United Way of Denton County and its 2017 successes. In addition to recognizing several organizations and individuals for their dedication to United Way’s mission to improve lives in Denton County, a $2.3 million campaign...

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