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Wednesday, July 07, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – As the new school year approaches, many Coastal Bend children may find they lack the school supplies they need to be successful in the classroom. To meet the needs of area students, United Way of the Coastal Bend is partnering with H-E-B and KRIS Communications for its 31st annual Operation Supply Our Students (SOS).  ...
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Eligible families will begin to receive Advance Child Tax Credit payments starting July 15, but some may need to take additional steps in order to qualify. For those who did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020, the Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition will be providing free assistance on Saturday...
Thursday, May 27, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The death of a loved one. Losing a job. Unprecedented changes to a way of life. Most of us have experienced grief in some way over the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That's why United Way of the Coastal Bend is hosting a free, virtual Real Talk panel discussion on surviving grief. "Even those who haven’t lost...
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) and area non-profits will be able to provide cleaner, safer conditions to those they serve thanks to the efforts of United Way of the Coastal Bend. United Way of the Coastal Bend distributed more than 24,000 bottles of free hand sanitizer to the groups on May 25. The...
Friday, May 21, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend is continuing to help those affected by February’s winter storms thanks to a generous donation from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation. The AEP Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Winter Storm Disaster Relief Fund. The funds will support local...
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend is excited to announce a one-time award of $165,021.90 in additional funds to be shared among numerous non-profit organizations in the Coastal Bend. United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in favor of using surplus funds to provide this gift to partner agencies...
Friday, April 23, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend is hosting a free, virtual Real Talk workshop to engage the public in positive and meaningful discussion on equity. The two-part virtual workshop series, "Equity in Early Childhood: Developing a Shared Vision and Community Purpose," emphasizes individual and collective healing from the trauma...
Thursday, April 15, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition wants to remind Texas residents that the deadline to file their federal tax returns has been extended to June 15, 2021.   The IRS announced the extended deadline after FEMA issued a disaster declaration following February’s winter storms that affected much of...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – To promote early childhood literacy, the Success By 6 Early Childhood Coalition is hosting a Week of the Young Child Spring into Reading drive-thru event.    The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This year marks the 50th...
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend has established a Winter Storm Disaster Relief Fund to help Coastal Bend residents affected by the recent winter storm. The fund will be used to support local non-profit agencies providing direct services to those needing assistance. Almost $36,000 in aid has already been distributed thanks to...