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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...
Saturday, January 30, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - To increase awareness about the importance of prenatal care, the Success By 6 Early Childhood Coalition sponsored a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby! community drive-through event on Jan. 30 for expectant mothers and those preparing for pregnancy. “Data shows that roughly one-third of all pregnant women in Nueces County do not...
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A collaborative partnership of United Way of the Coastal Bend is helping eligible taxpayers prepare and electronically file their tax returns free of charge. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is providing free drop-off tax preparation to those whose 2020 household income was $66,000 or less. Those who qualify can drop-off their...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend hosted a holiday-themed drive-through distribution event on Dec. 14 for first-time mothers and their families enrolled in the organization’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program. Staff dressed in holiday attire greeted guests as they drove through and provided clients with food, activities,...
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh consecutive time that United Way of the Coastal Bend has earned this top distinction. Since...
Monday, November 23, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Coastal Bend Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition is seeking volunteers to help provide tax preparation assistance during the 2021 tax filing season. The VITA program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for underserved populations. This service helps low- to moderate-income...
Friday, October 23, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Working to meet the needs of the community, United Way of the Coastal Bend hosted its 27th Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 23 to raise charitable contributions for its Community Investment Fund. The fund helps to support non-profit programs serving the educational, health, and/or financial needs of Coastal Bend residents. "A...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Families with young children may expect to receive items to fuel both their bodies and a love for reading when visiting local food pantries in Nueces County. United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 Early Childhood Initiative (Success By 6) is providing 689 children’s books to be distributed at food pantries led by...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
FamilyWize, the prescription discount service that’s helping communities in need, has announced it is teaming up with Walgreens and United Way to offer free flu vaccinations in communities across the country, including the Coastal Bend. This partnership reinforces FamilyWize’s ongoing commitment to helping people in need access critical...
Thursday, September 10, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – By mobilizing the caring power of community, United Way of the Coastal Bend has provided more than $720,000 to help local residents affected by COVID-19. When the pandemic initially began to affect the Coastal Bend back in March, United Way of the Coastal Bend established a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to help local...