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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.

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.

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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.

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

“Volunteering energizes me. It reminds me why I went into medicine and keeps me going in my regular job.” Hans Bruntmyer, DO, shared these words as he spoke about his volunteer service at New Braunfels Christian Ministries. United Way of Comal County applauds the work of Dr. Hans Bruntmyer and awarded him with the organization’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Dr. Bruntmyer generously contributes time every week to provide medical care to uninsured patients at Volunteers in Medicine. He compassionately cares for patients, helps them understand their health condition, and equips each to improve their health. Volunteers in Medicine Director Ashley Woodward says, “Dr. Bruntmyer listens to patients, provides skilled compassionate care and helps patients heal in their mind, body, and spirit.”

As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Bruntmyer uses specialized skills in osteopathic manipulation treatment to help patients struggling with muscle pain and migraines. He says, “my patients are some of the hardest working people I know. I’m happy to be able to relieve a small amount of their suffering to help them do their jobs and provide for their families.”

Dr. Bruntmyer serves as Assistant Professor in Incarnate Word’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and brings medical students to serve at the clinic to expand their skills and extend the clinic’s capacity.

Dr. Bruntmyer encourages other medical providers to join the volunteer team. He says that his volunteer time re-energizes him mentally, physically, and spiritually. The clinic’s staff make it easy to come in and focus solely on patient care. He says, “Try it! You will spark your love of medicine again!”

When asked about the impact Volunteers in Medicine has on patients, he commented about patients being respected and valued as people created in the image of Christ. He recalled one patient who struggled with intense and frequent migraine headaches that set him on a downward spiral and made him want to end his life. Through weekly visits and coordinated treatment, this patient made significant improvement, drastically reduced the frequency of headaches, and returned to the clinic with hope for the future.

In addition to his volunteering with New Braunfels Christian Ministries, Dr. Bruntmyer and his wife Tichelle lead Imago Dei Ministries, where they coordinate six teams of volunteers providing street medicine to homeless in Bexar County.

United Way of Comal County celebrates the work of Dr. Hans Bruntmyer and honors him with the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award. New Braunfels Christian Ministries applauds Dr. Bruntmyer for five years of dedicated volunteer service affirming every patient’s God-given value and improving the health of our 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!