City of Corpus Christi Employees donate $106,474 to Change the Coastal Bend for Good!
United Way of the Coastal Bend appreciates the city employees who participated in this year's campaign!
Their support means so much to the community of Corpus Christi.
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United Way of the Coastal Bend staffers and other area nonprofit employees showed up in force at the Corpus Christi City Council meeting on August 11, 2015 to show support for passing of a new ordinance that will regulate pay day and auto loan companies. The City Council did pass the ordinance which will help protect residents from predatory lendors and lending practices.
For the longest time, Charlotte wanted to quit her $8 per hour job and start a real career. Since she was a little girl, Charlotte loved to play with makeup and hair-dos and dreamt of making people look their best. But she wasn't able to get the training she needed because she didn't have her high school diploma. For a time, Charlotte thought her dream was out of reach. But it was closer than she thought.
For some families, the start of a new school year is a difficult one. Not everyone can afford to buy their child the necessary school supplies needed for the first day of class. That is why United Way of the Coastal Bend teamed up with KRIS Communications, HEB and Port Corpus Christi, so that thousands of children in our community would have the tools they need to succeed in school.
Success isn't measured only by wages earned, but a life well lived. A person needs good health to have a good life. At United Way of the Coastal Bend, we believe everyone should have access to healthcare, so we invest in programs that do just that. Kids in our community get access to doctors and participate in safe, structured, physical activities for kids.