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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
United Way of the Coastal Bend is hosting a free "Real Talk" workshop to engage the community in positive and meaningful discussion on the issue of homelessness. The workshop, "Homelessness in Corpus Christi: A snapshot of the issue," observes data collected by the city’s Homelessness and Workforce Housing division and challenges participants'...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – A collaborative partnership with United Way of the Coastal Bend can save residents money and help support the local economy.   The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is providing free tax preparation services to individuals and families who earned $56,000 or less in 2019. Those who qualify can receive free basic...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition seeks volunteers to provide tax preparation assistance during the 2020 tax filing season. VITA provides free income tax filing services for qualifying individuals and families, allowing them to retain more of their income by avoiding fees and utilizing tax credits. There are no...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
United Way of the Coastal Bend, together with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, Walgreens, and the Department of Health and Human Services hosted a free flu vaccination clinic at Mission of Mercy in Corpus Christi on Oct. 14. The clinic provided flu vaccines at no-cost to 100 people without health insurance or who otherwise would be unable...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
To build awareness and spur constructive dialogue about poverty and its effects, United Way of the Coastal Bend, in partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Department of Family Protective Services, hosted the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) on Oct. 12. COPE is a 2.5-hour immersive role-play simulation that gives...
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Published August 22, 2019 CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Corpus Christi is one of eleven coalitions of local civic leaders and funders joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR), a nationwide movement to ensure early school success for children from low-income families.    The newest communities to join this collaborative effort are: Adams...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
As students in the Coastal Bend prepare for the upcoming school year, many are doing so with the supplies they need to succeed thanks to a joint initiative between United Way of the Coastal Bend, H-E-B, and KRIS Communications. Thirty-nine Coastal Bend school districts recently received free school supplies as part of the 29th annual Operation...
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
On and around June 21, thousands across the globe participated in United Way’s Day of Action, which provides volunteers, donors and advocates an opportunity to make a difference in their local communities.   “There are a variety of ways people can give back to their local community, and one of those ways is with time,” said Donna Hurley, Vice...
Friday, May 17, 2019
VITA Helped More Than 3,000 People in the 2019 Tax Season The VITA volunteers spent 4,118 hours assisting 3,930 people in the 2019 tax season. This marks a 5.7% increase in the number of filed tax returns compared to the 2018 season, when the volunteers filed 3,716 tax returns. This essential, free service helped these taxpayers get $4,107,505...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Funds support local organizations and specific programs that change lives long-term United Way of the Coastal Bend celebrated today with 46 organizations that will receive a total of $2,554,653 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year – a 10% increase from the previous year. These organizations span 60 Coastal Bend communities and serve people in the areas...