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Friday, March 01, 2019
United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 initiative and 52 local volunteer readers celebrated the 4th annual Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 1st by reading to more than 900 children in local schools and childcare development centers.    Celebrated every year around his birthday, March 2nd, Dr. Seuss Day is a fun way to promote early childhood...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is in operation at ten locations for those who earned up to $66,000 in 2018.  VITA provides free income tax filing services with the goal of helping people keep more of their income by both avoiding fees and utilizing all applicable tax credits, essentially pumping more money into the local...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Catrina Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Coastal Bend, has announced her retirement, effective April 26, 2019.  Wilson, a life-long Corpus Christi resident, has held the position since 2006 and previously served as executive director of The Women’s Shelter of South Texas, now the Purple Door. She joined the...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 11, 2018 – Valero’s three refineries in South Texas and its terminal and distribution group pledged more than $1.2 million to the United Way of the Coastal Bend, from their recently completed 2019 giving campaign. Of that amount, more than $830,000 is projected to come directly from Valero employees who voluntarily make...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Non-profit’s gift used to repair 90 Refugio County homes damaged by Harvey  December 10, 2018 – The effects of Hurricane Harvey are still front and center with many families in the Coastal Bend. Those without insurance or the means to fix their homes have had to live with the damage without the ability to move forward with their lives.  “The need...
Thursday, November 08, 2018
United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 Early Childhood Initiative brings Ready4K to Nueces County. Ready4K is a text message-based program that sends three texts a week to those who sign up: one fun fact, one easy educational activity and ways to continue the lesson during the everyday routine of the family. Each week focuses on a different...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Funds to Change Local Lives Long-Term  The 25th Annual United Way of the Coastal Bend Golf Classic teed off on Friday, Oct. 26th at the Corpus Christi Country Club. A total of 216 players registered for the par-is-your-friend scramble in the name of charity. “The Golf Classic is always a fun event and we’re grateful to the sponsors, volunteers and...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
We operate with a diverse and dedicated Board of Directors who facilitate funding decisions and help ensure good stewardship with donations. We're fortunate to work with every one of them and want to give you the opportunity to get to know some of the decision-makers of United Way of the Coastal Bend.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 Early Childhood Initiative encourages parents, educators and caregivers in Nueces County to sign up for the Ready4K text message program. Simply text “SB6kids” to 70138, choose a preferred language and the child’s age and you’re set. It’s free to sign up – though data rates may apply for the weekly...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Limited Spots Available for This In-Person Simulation  Registration link for students and faculty at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi: http://bit.ly/2xUnVb2 Registration link for the community-at-large: http://bit.ly/2Q7vcvC The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a three-hour, role-play simulation of the everyday life hurdles experienced...