Advancing The Common Good
The Victoria County United Way works to advance the common good within the crossroads area (VIctoria, DeWitt, Goliad and Lavaca counties) by creating opportunities for a better life for all. This is accomplished through our funding of programs and initiatives provided by partner agencies, participation in collaborative efforts and involving our community in solutions that benefit all of us. In addition, after Hurricane Harvey hit our area, VCUW has been very active helping those recover who have been so hurt by the storm's damage. More details are under the Hurricane Harvey tab.
When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Our leadership understands that we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health. These results and changes have benefits that ripple out to the community as a whole.
The New United Way
This is VIctoria County United Way's 72th Anniversary! VCUW has the reputation as our community's major fundraiser, but United Way doesn't just raise money. Today we are a focused, results-driven system working year-round to change community conditions and create lasting solutions. Much like a "general contractor" manages all aspects of constructing a building, we manage people and resources to create lasting, positive solutions in lives that need it most. Through strong partnerships with volunteers, local business, government and nonprofit organizations, United Way accomplishes what no one can do alone.
These are basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. Together, we can Build a Better Community in Victoria, DeWitt, Lavaca and Goliad counties. See the list of agency partners on that tab.