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United Way Receives Top Rating 3rd Year in a Row

Four out of four stars. That’s the top rating that United Way of Tarrant County has received from the charity rating organization Charity Navigator for the third consecutive year. According to Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger, “Only 12 percent of the charities we […]

Events, General

Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers United Way of Tarrant County and the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County have teamed up with the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center and UT Health Science Center to provide a program for family caregivers of persons with […]

Health

Giving Tuesday – Dec 2, 2014

GivingTuesday—the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the new “Black Friday” of philanthropic giving—was established in 2012 to serve as a celebratory kickoff day to the giving season. This year, GivingTuesday will be on December 2, 2014. GivingTuesday doesn’t have to be about giving a lot […]

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A Special Offer to Brighten Your Holidays

As an added value to our faithful United Way supporters, we are bringing you a special benefit to use during the holidays. This card allows you to access multiple benefits at Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford: •  NO HASSLE FORD’S CORPORATE X-PLAN NEW VEHICLE PRICING […]

Events, General

Warming Up to a Good Book on a Cold Night

The air was frigid outside, but the Reading Oasis was warm and cozy inside at Lowery Road Elementary School in Fort Worth November 13 as families tried out the new reading center as part of the school’s TEKS through Tech Family Night. Parents also received […]

Education, General

Oasis Reading Centers Coming to Arlington Friday

Volunteers from Atmos Energy and Pier 1 will install two Reading Oasis reading centersin Arlington on November 21. The reading centers will be among nine Reading Oasesinstalled by United Way and its partners in the last five months. The new Oases will be at Adams […]

Arlington, Education

Navigators Help People to Play Active Role in Health

United Way’s Live Well healthy aging and independent living initiative uses“community health navigators” to train people with chronic health conditions to take an active role in improving or maintaining their health. Take “Mrs. B.” for example. With encouragement from her navigator, Mrs. B. started attending […]

Health

Campaign Photo Album: Caring Hearts in Action

At organizations across Tarrant County, generous people are opening their wallets to give and rolling up their sleeves to help as part of the 2014 United Way campaign.  Here’s a sampling from this year’s campaign photo album: BNSF Railway Campaign Kickoff   TD Ameritrade at […]

Campaign, Give