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United Way Comal County

Business Campaigns

Designate #825 when pledging.
If you live in Comal County, but work in Bexar County, please consider designating your donations to the United Way of Comal County.

Other campaigns: City of San Antonio Local Charitable Campaign (#8016), San Antonio Public Sector Campaigns (#8016), Combined Federal Campaign (#88143), State Employee Charitable Campaign (#416000). If you are part of a national account, the designation code may be #46593.


HEB – Nustar Energy – Caterpillar Inc. – New Braunfels Utilities – Harland Clarke – Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union – Valero Energy Corp – USAA – CBE Group – Tri-City Distributors – City of New Braunfels – Zachry Corporation – Christus Santa Rosa – United Parcel Service –  Resolute Health – Broadway Bank – CenterPoint Energy – Wal-Mart – Martin Marrietta – JP Morgan Chase

We also receive generous annual donations from the Gruene Music & Wine Festival.

Want to set up a Workplace Campaign?

It’s fun and easy! United Way conducts training for campaign leaders. Call us at (830) 620-7760 to get started.

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Pillars Club

Established in 2003 to recognize the exceptional leadership in our community. Donors who give $500 or more to United Way of Comal County can be members of the PILLARS Club. Couples who give combined gifts of $500 through their workplaces also qualify.

For a copy of the PILLARS Club brochure or more information, contact the United Way office.

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Amazon Smile

Shop on Amazon? Make sure to select United Way of Comal County when you shop on AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to UWCC.

Legacy Giving

If you are interested in legacy giving, please donate here:

Nonprofit Company Needs

If you are interested in donating items directly to our nonprofit companies, please see needs here:


Call us at (830) 620-7760 to find out more about volunteering. Or send us an email here.

Volunteer of the Year

Bill and Marilyn Emmert have been volunteering at the New Braunfels Food Bank for more than 3 years. “We began immediately after COVID-19 pandemic struck. We thought to ourselves, how can we help, what could we do for our community?”

The Emmerts have been married for over 35 years. Bill and Marilyn both enjoy volunteering and have done so throughout their lives.

“When we called New Braunfels Food Bank to ask how we could help, they introduced us to the Home Delivery volunteer opportunity. Home Delivery Volunteers require a personal, reliable mode of transportation. This is critical because perishable and shelf-stable food is being delivered directly to the homes of clients. Program volunteers receive a list of addresses that are within the same zip code making it easier and efficient on not just the volunteers, but also for participants to receive food during an acceptable timeframe. Also, safety precautions are set to maintain social distancing, meaning volunteers simply drop off grocery items at the client’s door.” The precautions were important to the Emmerts. “As time went by, we became acquainted with regular program participants. We now know each family by name.”

Currently, Bill and Marilyn deliver food as well as volunteer in New Braunfels Food Bank’s warehouse, where food is sorted for delivery along with organizing sustenance in the Client Choice Pantry area. The Emmerts volunteerism is truly an asset to the New Braunfels Food Bank. They have collectively completed over 300 hours to fight hunger in our shared community.

Agency Hero

Steps for Life is a Partner Agency with United Way of Comal County. The achievements of their program are reflected in the story that follows:

My name is Charity Hathaway, and am a graduate of STEPS, a local nonprofit in New Braunfels, TX. When I was introduced to the STEPS program, I had trouble keeping a job, couldn’t save money, and had to move every year. I began STEPS in March 2020 and became homeless with my son at the same time, but that didn’t stop me from the program! It made me more determined.

My life coach, Crissy, and I found a program called Family Promise of New Braunfels. They took Cole and I in and gave us food and shelter. Working hard with my life coach and Family Promise got us out of the shelter within one and a half months. I saved enough money to get us into a small apartment. It was perfect because I could pay for it myself and it would not be taken away from us. Crissy helped me with a budget while I read books and watched life skills videos that helped with daily tasks like organization, procrastination, goal setting, and much more.

This program opened my eyes and made me realize I had all the tools I needed. I could not see the resources or the knowledge that God had already provided. Crissy taught me to believe in myself and rely on God; as well as not worrying about, or assuming what others were thinking of us. Everyone walks a different path, and my path just needed some dusting off and some organization.

I made a lifetime sister in Crissy. It means a lot that I can always text or call her anytime I need her. I also met with a case manager, Rolanda, who got to know my heart as well. Crying and praying together helped me heal. STEPS saved me from myself, and my children see the changes I’ve made. I have a savings account, my bills are paid ahead of time, and I have a stronger relationship with my Lord and Savior.

No matter how old you are, do not be ashamed to ask for help because the STEPS program will guide you with knowledge, resources, a life planner, goals, accountability, and love you every step of the way. STEPS saved me….they can save you too!