Stories

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Neena Newberry: United Way Advocacy Committee Chair

Curious about how your voice can make a difference? Just ask one of our United Way Advocates.

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Connie’s story: breaking free from 25 years of abuse

For 25 years, Connie’s abusive husband made her life a nightmare. Fortunately, she found help and hope through counseling — and now helps other women who survive domestic violence.

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Xiao’s story: volunteer gives life raft to working poor

For the many working families who received every cent of what they’ve earned during tax season, Xiao is a hero.

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Cynthia’s story: United Way helps STEM whiz kid solve a big problem

Without a graphing calculator, Cynthia’s high-level math courses were made much harder. Good thing United Way has a few friends who could help.

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Meet UWMD volunteer Geoff Tucker

“It’s a whole bunch of people working together who make a big difference – everyone doing something small makes a huge impact.”
-Geoff Tucker, UWMD volunteer

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Purity’s story: the gift of hearing

Purity’s hearing impairment could have hindered her from being prepared for kindergarten, but with help from the Callier Center for Communications Disorders, her future is bright and coming in loud and clear.

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Emily’s story: making her school healthy

After her elementary school was selected to be a Healthy Zone School In-Training, 11-year-old Emily and her friends led a student movement to make being healthy fun which helped the school earn the promotion to Healthy Zone School after the first year in the program.

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Chelsie’s story: domestic violence survivor gives women hope at volunteer event

After a year of intense counseling and support services by Dallas nonprofits like Mosaic Family Services, Chelsie took the first step on her journey from abused woman to self-made entrepreneur.

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Vicente’s story: a college diploma before graduating high school

Vicente, who will graduate at 17 with his high school diploma and Associate’s Degree, thinks that United Way service provider Trinity River Mission helped develop his skills and abilities so that he could succeed.

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Eduardo’s story: Destination: Graduation brightens a student’s future

Through the United Way funded Destination: Graduation program, Eduardo was able to access college preparation courses that raised his SAT scores and helped him achieve his dream of pursuing a college education.

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