A Year at United Way for Greater Austin

The past 12 months have been full of fun events here at United Way ATX. As we are all social distancing through COVID-19, we can’t help but reflect on some of our favorite moments in the last year when we were together in person. And we can’t wait to be back together in person again soon! In the meantime, let’s relive some of those fun events. 


March 2020 – Live United Volunteer Day

This past Live United Volunteer Day, more than 25 volunteers helped support our community! Volunteers assembled 350 breastfeeding support kits, wrote 100 English and 30 Spanish cards of encouragement, and spread joy to 100s of new families.

Learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities here.

February 2020 – Butter Half Mural Pop-Up with Texas Mutual and Kendra Scott

This Valentine’s Day, we were feeling the love from two of our favorite partners, Texas Mutual Insurance Company and Kendra Scott. During a week-long celebration of Texas Mutual’s employee giving campaign, we brought our Butter Half mural to some of our “Butter Half”s. Texas Mutual employees purchased yummy baked goods from their Valentine’s Day bake sale and all the proceeds went to United Way to support our community. And Texas Mutual teamed up with Kendra Scott to have a pop-up show where employees could buy jewelry (just in time for Valentine’s Day) and 20% of the proceeds came back to United Way. 

Learn more about becoming a corporate partner here.

January 2020 – MLK Day of Service

This MLK Day of Service, we dodged the rain and jumped into action as we embodied Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of service. Together with KeepAustinBeautiful, we made a difference in our East Austin community by cleaning and collecting waste around our neighborhood, along East MLK Blvd. 

See upcoming volunteer opportunities here.

December 2019 – Census 2020 Press Conference

United Way for Greater Austin is collaborating all year long with Central Texas to ensure communities at risk of being undercounted complete the 2020 Census. Mariana Salazar, our Census 2020 Project Director, has done a fabulous job hosting several Census Ambassador Trainings.

Sign up for an upcoming virtual training here.

Learn more about what we’re doing this year to make sure people are counted here.

November 2019 – H-E-B Feast of Sharing

Feast of Sharing is the largest community Thanksgiving meal in Austin. Together with H-E-B, volunteers provide Thanksgiving dinners to more than 14,000 Central Texans each year. Thank you for helping us support families this past holiday season!

October 2019 – Emerging Leaders Launch

We had a blast celebrating the launch of Emerging Leaders! There were torrential storms in Austin that night, but more than 100 people showed up to learn how they can get involved and connected to unique volunteer and networking opportunities. Learn more about Emerging Leaders here

Women United Impact Breakfast

Women United’s passionate philanthropic support and volunteer leadership helps ensure all children have a strong foundation for learning and life by supporting United Way’s Success by 6 early childhood initiatives. Members gathered for a breakfast to learn more about our Pre-K Partnerships with Austin ISD.

Learn more about Women United here.

September 2019 – Fall Legislative Info Session

United Way for Greater Austin, Children At Risk, and TexProjects all came together for a briefing about the 86th Legislative Session’s impact on young children and their families. Together, we talked about children, healthy beginnings, supported families, and early childhood education in the 86th.

Your voice matters. Get involved in advocating for young children and their families here.

August 2019 – Live United Breakfast

We are so fortunate to have spent such a beautiful morning breakfast at South Congress Hotel as we came together to talk about our fight against poverty in Austin. We heard inspiring words from keynote speaker Andy Loughnane, President of Austin FC, and members of our Board of Directors. Thanks so much for being a part of our fight against poverty.

Learn more about our biggest wins and the impact you and other leaders made in our community last year here.

July 2019 – Office Olympics!

Our staff works tirelessly day in and day out to serve the Greater Austin community. And each year, we work hard to thank them for their hard work in a fun way! This year at our second annual Office Olympics, staff showcased their international pride and teams competed in relay races, mental gymnastics, and more to win points and Olympic gold. 

June 2019 – JE Dunn Volunteer Days

In June, we teamed up with our fantastic partners JE Dunn Construction to give back at Trinity Child Development Center. Volunteers from JE Dunn built a new sandbox area, added new mulch and sand to existing areas, and power washed the building and play sets – making it as good as brand new!

Meet more of our corporate partners here.

May 2019 – Electronic Arts Gives Back

On #EAGivesBackDay, more than 275 volunteers at 5 volunteer sites completed more than 10 projects that impacted thousands of people! With volunteers like these from Electronic Arts, we are making a greater impact in the Austin metro area. 

Want us to create volunteer opportunities for your employees to get involved? Learn more here.

April 2019 – Success by 6 Plan Launch


Thank you for the tremendous support at the SX6 Strategic Plan launch breakfast last April. It is our collective community efforts that make progress for young children possible, and is what will make the next 2,000 days of this strategic plan a success. The work is not done yet, so let’s keep the momentum up!

Want to learn more about Success by 6? Learn more here.

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