Volunteer your time & talent in YOUR community!
Ongoing volunteer opportunities…
POP Star Reading Program, Sept-May
Volunteer in Harlingen and San Benito one hour a month at our POP Star Reading Program. The POP STAR programs is held during the school year, September through May. POP Star is a favorite volunteer opportunity of many business offices and community leaders in our community. Call Kathy Preddy at the United Way office to volunteer or receive additional information, (956) 423-5954.
Stuff the Bus, August
United Way is committed to helping children and youth achieve their potential! You can help by collecting school supplies at your place of business or donatin at one of our drop off sites. After donations are collected we need volunteers to sort the supples for our local school districts. Supplies are distributed to Harlingen, San Benito, La Feria, Santa Rosa, Rio Hondo and Willacy County School Districts.
Campaign is in Full Swing!
Call the United Way office to schedule a 5 to 10 minute presentation for employees. Give them the opportunity to GIVE BACK to their community through payroll deduction.
Training for the VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Training will be held in November, call the United Way office for details.
Volunteer your time and talent at a United Way Agency…
Agencies that help children, youth, and adults, acheive their potential;
Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen, Gerald Gathright, (956) 428-4183
Boys & Girls Club of San Benito, Hugo Zurita, (956) 399-6442
Rio Grande Council of Boy Scouts, Rudy Gonzalez, (956) 423-0250
Harlingen Area Educational Foundation, Eric Kennedy, (956) 467-4113
Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, Lea Peacock, (956) 425-2484
The Literacy Center of Harlingen, Linda Klowetter, (956) 428-8883
Pop Star Reading Program, United Way Initiative, Kathy Preddy, (956) 423-5954
INCOME ~ Promoting financial stability and independence
Green Path to Financial Stability, Cynthia Villarreal, (800) 333-4357
HEALTH ~ Promoting healthy living that leads to better quality of life
CC Children’s Advocacy Centers, Inc., Maggie’s House, Anna dela Cruz
Family Crisis Center, Laura Martinez, (956) 423-9304
Westbrook Clinic VAC, Wally Cantu, (956) 428-2653, Ext. 327
BASIC NEEDS ~ Providing food, shelter and clothing in times of crisis
American Red Cross, Danella Hughes (956) 423-0523
Salvation Army of Harlingen, Majors Ernest and Denise Lozano, (956) 432-2454
Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley, Pastor Bill Reagan, (956) 423-1014
Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry, Jim Coffman, (956) 454-9325