Local mom shares how United Way of San Antonio, Bexar County scholarship impacted her family’s life
The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County supports parents pursuing higher education and job training. The organization’s childcare scholarship has impacted the lives of many families in our community, including one San Antonio mother.
United Way volunteers commemorate 9/11 anniversary in San Antonio by helping needy families
More than 300 volunteers with the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County honored the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday by building 1,200 Family Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits for local families in support of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day).
Utah family’s ‘Hamilton’ Christmas light display goes viral, lands donation from Lin-Manuel Miranda
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – Christmas lights are a tradition unlike any other, especially for one family in Utah. The United Way of Utah County is family’s chosen cause to support this year. The “Hamilton” social media pages even shared the video of the family’s Christmas display as well, and it landed over 1 million views and counting so far. Click here to be taken to follow the house on social media and click here to see their channel on Youtube. Related: Windcrest couple chosen to compete on ABC’s ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’
Amazon billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates millions to San Antonio organizations
SAN ANTONIO – MacKenzie Scott, a novelist and philanthropist, has broken records while making donations to several San Antonio organizations that address income inequity and povertyScott first announced news of a $4.2 billion donation to 384 organizations across the United States on social media. Other San Antonio organizations included in Scott’s list are YWCA San Antonio, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, the San Antonio Food Bank and Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Officials at Palo Alto College and United Way San Antonio and Bexar County both said her donation is the largest one ever made to their organizations. It is unparalleled for our United Way and for its ability to create transformational change,” said Kim Lubel, chair of the nonprofit’s Board of Trustees. Palo Alto College plans to use its donation to fund scholarships through AlamoPROMISE, increase resources at the college’s S.H.A.R.E.
Pearl announces socially distanced programs, events for holiday season
These are the holiday events, programs and other offerings from the Pearl this year:Holiday Gifting 4 Good: The Pearl and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County will partner for Holiday Gifting 4 Good. The program allows shoppers to buy gift packages from businesses at the Pearl, with a portion of the proceeds going to the United Way. The program allows shoppers to buy gift packages from businesses at the Pearl, with a portion of the proceeds going to the United Way. Pearl Farmers Market holiday gift boxes: From Nov. 27-Dec. 18, shoppers can buy curated gift boxes filled with goods from regional producers, farmers and business owners. Orders From Nov. 27-Dec. 18, shoppers can buy curated gift boxes filled with goods from regional producers, farmers and business owners.
KSAT Community feature: Community Champions Spirit of SA Awards
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County invites you to submit an application for its Community Champions Spirit of SA Awards. United Way Impact Areas:Ready Children ensures all children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments, are healthy in mind, body and spirit and are ready to enter kindergarten and succeed in school. Strong Individuals and Families ensures all individuals and families are stable, flourish economically, reach their full potential and maintain a quality of life free of discrimination. Safety Net supports short-term emergency and disaster assistance to help stabilize individuals and families, meeting their most immediate needs. KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.
Program employing hospitality workers impacted by COVID-19 will soon come to an end
San Antonio – United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s program “Get Shift Done for San Antonio” will end in just a few weeks, and some are worried about what’s next. Along with the San Antonio Food Bank, other non-profits like Haven for Hope and Catholic Charities participated as well. That changed when “Get Shift Done for San Antonio” connected her to the San Antonio Food Bank. The city of San Antonio also has the COVID-19 Workforce Recovery Program that aims to help city residents by connecting them with other job opportunities. RELATED: New workforce program will help Bexar County residents unemployed due to COVID-19
Share your appreciation for our community: Send a frontline worker a virtual message
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT Community is partnering with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County in the community-wide “Thank-A-Thon” virtual messaging campaign for individuals who wish to thank those performing vital services serving others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Help thank our healthcare professionals, first responders, teachers, education leaders, grocery and foodservice workers, researchers, scientists, small business employees and childcare staff members. To participate, go online and select a category and greeting card design (in English or Spanish), write a message and click submit. United Way Volunteer Center staff will distribute the pdf messages to the selected group’s public affairs and community engagement departments for sharing with their frontline workers. KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health System, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.