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United Way

United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. United Way has a long tradition of helping people with basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and safety – and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs. United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems. The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council has a strong partnership; and a long working and successful history with the United Way agencies in the area. These include the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, United Way of Comal County, Guadalupe County United Way, Kendall County United Way, and the Kerr County United Way.  

For more information, visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/CommunityService, contact your local United Way, or email the Council's United Way Advisor at united@alamoareabsa.org.

In 2013, Days of Caring was extended from the three days to a year-long series of events called the “Seasons of Caring” During the year volunteers across our community spread out far and wide to support many nonprofit agencies.

Corporate social involvement is now a standard business practice. A United Way Day of Caring project provides team-building opportunities, expansion of community/stakeholder relationships, and elevation of local company profiles! Participating companies will be featured on our website and in our Days of Caring Final Report…and everyone gets the t-shirt!

In addition to our work at many nonprofit organizations, in 2013 the Volunteer Center extended our partnership to include working with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. This partnership led us to beautification projects at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, South Side Lions Park and Olmos Basin Park.

Over 20 years ago, Days of Caring was established to provide one day a year when hands-on volunteer projects took place all across our community. Today, the United Way Volunteer Center is pleased to report that Days of Caring is making a positive difference in many lives throughout the year.

In addition to already existing projects, the Volunteer Center is happy to develop a Day of Caring project for your company. We are also able to identify and match your volunteers’ interests and mission to guarantee a great and meaningful experience for all!

Mark your calendar now for the 2015 Days of Caring dates:

  • September 24 – 26


View the 2014 Days of Caring Photos
View the 2014 Days of Caring Final Report 

View the 2013 Days of Caring PhotosExternal Link
View the 2013 Days of Caring Final Report

View 2012 Days of Caring Photos
External Link
View the 2012 Days of Caring Final Report


For more information on Days of Caring, please contact  Esther Cantu,External Link Director, Volunteer Programs or Brandyn Rodriguez, Vice President, Community Relations.

In 2013, Days of Caring was extended from the three days to a year-long series of events called the “Seasons of Caring” During the year volunteers across our community spread out far and wide to support many nonprofit agencies.

Corporate social involvement is now a standard business practice. A United Way Day of Caring project provides team-building opportunities, expansion of community/stakeholder relationships, and elevation of local company profiles! Participating companies will be featured on our website and in our Days of Caring Final Report…and everyone gets the t-shirt!

In addition to our work at many nonprofit organizations, in 2013 the Volunteer Center extended our partnership to include working with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. This partnership led us to beautification projects at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, South Side Lions Park and Olmos Basin Park.

Over 20 years ago, Days of Caring was established to provide one day a year when hands-on volunteer projects took place all across our community. Today, the United Way Volunteer Center is pleased to report that Days of Caring is making a positive difference in many lives throughout the year.

In addition to already existing projects, the Volunteer Center is happy to develop a Day of Caring project for your company. We are also able to identify and match your volunteers’ interests and mission to guarantee a great and meaningful experience for all!

Mark your calendar now for the 2015 Days of Caring dates:

  • September 24 – 26


View the 2014 Days of Caring Photos
View the 2014 Days of Caring Final Report 

View the 2013 Days of Caring PhotosExternal Link
View the 2013 Days of Caring Final Report

View 2012 Days of Caring Photos
External Link
View the 2012 Days of Caring Final Report


For more information on Days of Caring, please contact  Esther Cantu,External Link Director, Volunteer Programs or Brandyn Rodriguez, Vice President, Community Relations.

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County 

In San Antonio, United Way focuses on improving early care and education for children, helping students succeed in school, and strengthening families. The United Way 2-1-1 Help Line is a critical link for over half a million callers a year seeking assistance and referrals to health and human services across the area. Through community initiatives like these and investment in 141 outcomes-based programs at 70 agencies, United Way is helping to change people’s lives.

To view information about Community Investments and Funds Distribution, click HERE.  United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County contact info:

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
The Briscoe Center
700 South Alamo
San Antonio, TX  78205
210.352.7000

www.unitedwaysatx.org

Two events in particular that the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council participates in with the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County are the annual "Volunteer of the Year Awards" and the "Days of Caring". 

Volunteer of the Year Awards

The 26th annual Night of a Thousand Stars will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7pm at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Through this event, Volunteer of the Year Awards (VOYA) are presented to 18 worthy individuals and groups who have done outstanding volunteer work in the San Antonio and Bexar County area during the previous year.  A panel of community judges select the winners.   VOYA as the event is generally called is considered the largest volunteer recognition event of its kind in San Antonio.

Nominations are now closed. For additional information, contact Esther Cantu at (210) 352-7099 or ecantu@unitedwaysatx.org.

Days of Caring

Over 20 years ago, Days of Caring was established to provide one day a year when hands-on volunteer projects took place all across our community. Today, the United Way Volunteer Center is pleased to report that Days of Caring is making a positive difference in many lives throughout the year.

Corporate social involvement is now a standard business practice. A United Way Day of Caring project provides team-building opportunities, expansion of community/stakeholder relationships, and elevation of local company profiles! Participating companies will be featured on our website and in our Days of Caring Final Report…and everyone gets the t-shirt!

For more information on Days of Caring, please contact Esther Cantu,External Link Director, Volunteer Programs or Brandyn Rodriguez, Vice President, Community Relations.

United Way of Comal County

UWCC's mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Comal County by generating resources to meet the needs of the community.  Weenvisions a united community where all human service needs are met.  Contact UWCC:

468 S. Seguin Avenue
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0614

Phone: (830) 620-7760

Email: unitedway@uwcomal.org

Guadalupe County United Way

Mission Statement: To unite and focus community resources to serve the health and human service needs of the citizens of Guadalupe County.

At United Way, we strive to make our hometown a better place to live, work and raise a family. We raise funds that are distributed to local programs that can feed and cloth a family, teach a child to read, or support after-school activities. We are committed to laying the foundation for a better tomorrow. United Way is the largest private funding source for health and human service organizations in Guadalupe County. We support a variety of agencies whose programs help the disabled and elderly, strengthen families and reduce family violence, improve mental and physical health, and invest in the future of our children.

Guadalupe County United Way provides information and referral services, as well as volunteer opportunities. We are familiar with the helping agencies in the community and can provide information - just call us at 830-372-9009, or toll-free at 855-849-4404.

PO Box 805 
Seguin, Texas 78156 
830.372.9009 | 855.849.4404 toll free 
info@guadalupeunitedway.org

www.guadalupeunitedway.org

Kendall County United Way

Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. 

The United Way of Kendall County envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. 

United Way of Kendall County
PO Box 694
Boerne, TX  78006

Feel free to call Andrew Voiles, President at (210) 201-5965 or (830) 591-4405, with any questions. 

www.kcuw.org/

Kerr County United Way 

The Kerr County United Way based is Kerrville, Texas, serves the People of Kerr County by helping others reach out to those in need.  Kerrville is the county seat of Kerr County with a population of 22,826 in 2009.  Kerrville is named after James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution, and friend of settler-founder Joshua Brown, who settled in the area to start a shingle-making camp. 

Being nestled in the hills of Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is best known for its beautiful parks that line the Guadalupe River - which runs directly through the city, its nearby youth summer camps like the Alamo Area Council's Bear Creek Scout ReservationExternal Link, hunting ranches, and RV parks. It is also the home of Texas' Official State Arts & Crafts Fair, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Mooney Aviation Company, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville Bus Company, and Schreiner University. The Museum of Western Art (founded 1983) features the work of living artists specializing in the themes of the American West.

Kerr County United Way contact info:

P.O. Box 290561, Kerrville, Texas 78029

director@kerruw.org

830-895-1555

www.kerruw.org

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