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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Helping a Couple Cope with Alzheimer’s

A man we’ll call “Max” had worked on road construction for 45 years before beingdiagnosed four years ago with dementia and about six months ago with Alzheimer’s. Now 68, he has a risk of falling, and he tends to wander looking for his childhood home. […]

Health

Imagination Library Program Passes 100,000 Book Milestone

The children’s book distribution program that United Way of Tarrant County brought to Tarrant County seven years ago has passed the 100,000 book milestone. Established by recording artist Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a national program that mails free books monthly to the […]

Education

2-1-1 Connects Military Families to Needed Services

A newly-discharged Marine of 10 years who served in both Iraq and Afghanistancontacted United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service seeking new career opportunities. 2-1-1’s Military Specialist connected him to CLC, Inc. where he enrolled in machinist training. The veteran successfully completed the 240-hour course […]

2-1-1, Military

All Aboard the United Way Express!

Members of United Way’s new Builder’s Society enjoyed fine dining while riding the rails Oct. 8 in sleek train cars provided by BNSF and dubbed the “United Way Express.” Members of the Builder’s Society support United Way’s focus on education, income and health by pledging $2,500 or […]

Corporate Giving, Events

United Way-Northeast Luncheon Reviews Year of Achievements

United Way looked back on the past year Oct. 7 at the 23rd annual Report to the Community Luncheon hosted by United Way-Northeast at the Hurst Conference Center.“Our Northeast Tarrant community is a strong presence, providing an incredible wealth of community leaders and volunteers to […]

Events, Northeast

United Way Tarrant County Does Not Fund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is not a partner of United Way of Tarrant County, and is not involved in any of our funding programs or initiatives to improve Education, Income and Health in our region. We do not have a budget line item to fund that organization. […]

General