What You Can Do

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.

OUR TOP LOCAL WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN DONORS ARE:

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.

See the Business Donors

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.

See the Pillars Club Members

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.

Amazon Smile

Legacy Giving

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

Legacy Giving

Nonprofit Company Needs

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

Nonprofit Company Needs

Volunteer

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

Volunteer of the Year

Deborah Smith began volunteering with Connections Individual and Family Services in 2018 when she offered to help with birthday celebrations for the youth in the agency’s emergency shelter. Serving as the “birthday lady” allowed Deborah to learn more about the unique circumstances faced by the residents and to help advocate on their behalf. After discussing shelter needs with other individuals, Deborah decided to establish a chapter dedicated to Connections. Through her previous philanthropic work, Deborah had grown her volunteer group and felt confident that she had enough individuals to focus solely on Connections

Over the past few years, this dedicated group of volunteers have brought joy and a small amount of normalcy to the lives of children who have experienced intense trauma. Through monthly workshops, regular shelter visits, and birthday deliveries, Chicktime has offered consistency, reassurance, encouragement, and love to youth who needed it the most. Chicktime has also repeatedly recognized shelter staff and the contribution they make in the lives of youth residents providing much needed relief, peace and comfort during times of chaos. While the COVID-19 pandemic limited facility access for Deborah and the Chicktime group, they continued to provide support from afar. Youth and staff received regular deliveries of crafts, meals, treats and words of encouragement. These small acts of kindness were critical since so many of our youth felt isolated and anxious. We are so grateful for their support and look forward to their regular visits resuming very soon.

Agency Hero

Kids Club – Gavin
Startzville student Gavin first came to Kids Club as a second grader in school year 2019/2020. He was referred to Kids Club by his teacher. When Gavin came to Kids Club, he struggled academically, but Startzville Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson noticed that Gavin had a hunger to learn. She worked with him one-on-one during their Team Time homework hour.

Finishing his first year at Kids Club, Jennifer shared that Gavin did not enroll in Kids Club this school year due to a planned move out of the school zone. Plans changed and Gavin’s family did not end up moving. When his teacher learned that Gavin hadn’t enrolled in Kids Club, he told Jennifer “he desperately needs you.” On Gavin’s first day back at Kids Club, he was all smiles. Jennifer told him, “I am so glad you are back.” He replied, “me too.”

This February, Gavin’s attitude and behavior began to change, he was struggling. Jennifer stayed in communication with both his teacher and his dad. Following discussion with Gavin’s dad, Gavin once again started to show improvement. Gavin’s teacher shared with Jennifer that his grades were improving. On April 5, Jennifer noticed he was more engaged than usual during PowerHouse (chapel time). He made the decision to accept the Lord into his heart that day. The Kids Club team celebrated with him. Following his decision, Jennifer and Gavin started a 10-minute Bible Study on Mondays. Gavin comes to Kids Club with a smile, a good attitude, and listens carefully to his leaders. He spends Team Time homework hour reading a book and/or completing homework. Jennifer celebrates Gavin’s accomplishments. “Gavin is doing very well, I am so proud of him.”

Kids Club, a program of New Braunfels Christian Ministries, partners with local schools, volunteers and families to affirm God-given value and multiply possibilities together. Kids Club helps students grow academically, expand life skills, and develop Godly character through school year programming at Kids Club main campus, four school-based sites (Morningside, Goodwin Frazier, Startzville and Freiheit). Kids Club’s will launch a new summer day camp in June 2021. Kids Club is grateful for United Way’s continued support. United Way has financially supported Kids Club since 2010.