Respond, Recover,
Reimagine & Rebuild
March 2022
In This Issue
  • 2021-22 Completed Campaigns - Change Doesn't Happen Alone!
  • 2021-22 Digital Donor Wall
  • Summer Fan Drive
  • VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Appointments Available
  • Volunteer Recap: Read Across America Day
  • 2-1-1: 2022 February Call Stats
  • United Way in the News
2021-22 Campaigns
Campaign season wrap-up!
2021-22 Campaign season is wrapping up, with many companies having used a mix of digital and paper campaign options. The 2020-2021 Impact Highlights is still available for new and returning donors to view.

Interested in running a campaign? Email Veshell Greene at or call the office at 254-778-8616.
2021-22 Completed Campaigns:
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Atmos Energy
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • Bell County
  • Bell County Expo Center
  • Belltec
  • Belton ISD
  • BNSF Foundation
  • Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin & Niemeier
  • C&D P Charitable Gift Trust
  • CASA of Bell & Coryell Counties
  • Caterpillar
  • Central National Bank
  • Central Texas 4C
  • Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Central Texas Housing Consortium
  • Central Texas Youth Services
  • City of Belton
  • Communities in Schools
  • Costco Warehouse
  • Don Ringler Chevrolet & Toyota
  • Environmental Fund for Texas
  • Extraco Banks
  • Families in Crisis
  • Family Promise of East Bell County
  • FedEx
  • Foster Love Bell County
  • HEB
  • Holt-Cat National
  • Joe & Louise Cook Foundation
  • Johnson Brothers Ford Lincoln
  • Kasberg, Patrick & Associates
  • Keller & Connie Matthews Charitable Fund
  • Lott, Vernon & Company
  • Materials Transportation Company
  • McLane Company
  • McLane Group
  • Oncor Electric
  • Our Lady of the Angels Maternity Shelter
  • Panel Specialists
  • Ralph Wilson Youth Club
  • The Salvation Army of Bell County
  • Simmons Empowerment Foundation
  • Target
  • Temple College
  • Temple Community Clinic
  • Temple Daily Telegram
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • UPS
  • Vistra Corporate Services
  • Walmart
  • Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces
  • Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
  • Wright Builders
Summer Fan Drive
Help our community stay cool during the hot days of summer!
United Way of Central Texas is collecting fans that will be distributed to partner agencies in our community. The fan drive is intended to assist the elderly, and low-income individuals and families without air conditioning or with medical conditions stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.

Want to donate financially? Text FANDRIVE2022 to 41444 OR click the link below to make a monetary donation to the summer fan drive. All funds will be used to purchase fans to distribute to UWCT partner agencies.
VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Free Tax Appointments: Open now through April 16th!
The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program is up and running this tax season with locations in Temple, Belton, Killeen, and Harker Heights.

Appointments are FREE (no hidden costs or fees) for individuals and families whose household income is $55,000 or less.
If the UWCT VITA program is unable to assist you, you may qualify for another FREE tax preparation online software, My Free Taxes (
Read Across America Day
Volunteer Recap
National Read Across America Day is an annual reading, motivation, and awareness effort that calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 4th.

UWCT partnered with local companies/organizations and individual volunteers who celebrated the joy and love of reading with elementary school students across the Central Texas area.
From Hello to Help, 2-1-1 is Here
The United Way of Central Texas 2-1-1 Helpline is free and confidential, and available 24 hours, 365 days a year. 2-1-1 is staffed by trained specialists who can find real answers for callers as they work the most comprehensive social services database in the state of Texas.
February 2022 Calls Taken: 5,190
February 2021 Calls Taken: 5,740
The top 5 needs of callers in February 2022 include:
  1. Electric Service Payment Assistance
  2. Rent Payment Assistance
  3. Housing Authorities
  4. Food Pantries
  5. Water Service Payment Assistance
The top 5 needs of callers in our 7 County Region* in February 2022 include:
  1. Electric Service Payment Assistance
  2. Rent Payment Assistance
  3. Housing Authorities
  4. Food Pantries
  5. Water Service Payment Assistance

*Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties
2022 Call Stats To-Date (January 1st - Present):
  • Active Duty Military & Veterans Connected to Resources: 327
  • Seniors aged 65+: 1,364
  • First Time 2-1-1 Callers: 416
  • Calls Related to COVID-19: 1,019
United Way in the News
Check out this recent news article:
Temple Daily Telegram: "Volunteers to read to students today" Click HERE.