Dear Women United Member,
I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well as together we navigate this difficult time. We wanted to take this time to remind you that United Way’s local focus, in concert with community impact partners, is working to improve the lives of local children, students, families and those in emergency situations. Our
2-1-1 Help Line
is fielding thousands of calls locally and statewide, connecting those in need to vital resources.
Women United’s Role in COVID-19 Response Efforts:
I am proud that Women United was able to step in and partner with the SA Area Foundation and City of San Antonio’s Department of Human Services to establish the initial funding for the COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Assistance program (ECAP). Collectively, and with the help of the Holt Family Foundation, The Najim Charitable Foundation, Truist Charitable Fund, and Bank of America, the ECAP will fund 3 weeks of childcare for up to 375 children of parents who must leave home to work.
If you or someone you know could benefit from ECAP, please apply
Our Mission At Work. The Childcare Scholarship Program:
Through your generosity we continue to fund childcare for parents as they work their way through college or job training. Currently you are helping support 45 scholars and 61 children, and soon our new Fall scholars will be joining us. There are 30 new applicants being vetted for presentation to our Scholarship Review Committee. Stay tuned for an announcement of our new class of scholars.
In January, we had the opportunity to host our current scholars at The DoSeum for Scholar Family Day. Jeremy, a 2020 Childcare Scholarship recipient, shared his story and how the scholarship has impacted his life. See his story and meet him below.