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Our Work

United Way fights for the HEALTH, EDUCATION AND FINANCIAL STABILITY of every person in every community.   We are the hand-raisers.  The game changers.

That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Advancing the Common Good: Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

Education – Standing up for Children & Families

  • Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Benito
  • Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas
  • Harlingen Area Educational Foundation
  • POP STAR Reading Program
  • Rio Grande Council Boy Scouts of America
  • The Literacy Center of Harlingen
  • Income – Overcoming Obstacles
  • Greenpath

Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

  • GreenPath

Health – Empowering People

  • Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. Maggie’s House
  • Family Crisis Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Westbrook Clinic, VAC

Basic Needs – Providing food, shelter and clothing in times of crisis

  • American Red Cross
  • Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry
  • Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley
  • The Salvation Army of Cameron County

Projects / Initiatives of United Way of Northern Cameron County

  • Familywise, Community Service Partnership
  • POP STAR Readers
  • Stuff the Bus, School Supply Drive
  • VITA-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, FREE Tax Assistance