BRYAN, TX (Oct. 27) – United Way of the Brazos Valley hosted the 1st Annual Boo! Book Bash, a free book giveaway, at the 2019 BooFest, presented by the Brazos Valley Bombers and H-E-B, on October 27 and gave away 613 free books to children and teens. The goal of United Way of the Brazos Valley’s seasonal Book Bash events is to encourage the love of reading and provide access to books.
BRYAN, TX (Sept. 20) – Burleson, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties have been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the State Set Aside process of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. These counties will be granted the following award amounts to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties:
Burleson - $6,000.00
Madison - $6,000.00
Robertson - $8,075.00
BRYAN, TX (Sept. 13) – The United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet kicked off its fundraising season by hosting the 21st Annual Youth Leadership Day on Friday at First Baptist Bryan. There were 177 student leaders from the eight high schools in Bryan and College Station gathered to learn about United Way of the Brazos Valley, explore social needs facing our community and discuss how students can make an impact in Bryan and College Station through fundraisers and volunteerism.
BRYAN, TX (Feb. 5) – Annual 2-1-1 Day takes place on Feb. 11 to raise awareness about 2-1-1 Texas, the free, statewide 24-hour hotline that connects Texans to community resources in their area. By dialing 2-1-1, callers can receive information about community and social services, such as food pantries, housing assistance, health clinics and senior services.
COLLEGE STATION, TX (Aug. 13) – The United Way of the Brazos Valley kicked off their 2019-2020 Community Campaign by raising $100,237 through their Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon last Tuesday. The event held at the new Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, drew nearly 500 community members, leaders and advocates together to learn more about the United Way of the Brazos Valley, and how they can support United Way’s local impact to build a stronger Brazos Valley.
BRYAN, TX (Sept. 4) – In March, Denise Fries and Fries Financial Services announced that they would be matching the funds raised by the United Way’s Youth Leadership Cabinet dollar for dollar through a $16,000 match.