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The Lubbock Area United Way Newsletter, Community Matters, is published quarterly by the United Way office. You can subscribe to the eNewsletter by using the form in the left sidebar..

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  • 4th Quarter 2013

    Featuring: 2013 Annual Campaign Results, A Story of One from the Girl Scouts, Leadership Giver Spotlight, Free Tax Prep Services for 2014, Outstanding New Workplace Campaign, photos and more!

  • 3rd Quarter 2013

    Featuring: East Lubbock Promise Neigborhood Grant, 2013 Community Status Report, A Story of One from The Salvation Army, 6th Annual Golf to Give Tournament Update, Loyal Contributor Spotlight, lots of photos and more!

  • 2nd Quarter 2013

    Featuring: Story of One from Big Brothers Big Sisters, Target Volunteers at Earlt Learning Center, 2013 Campaign Cabinet, Program Review and Free Tax Prep Stats, Lubbock Lemonade Day Photos, and more!

  • 1st Quarter 2013

    Featuring: Talkington Student Designs New Logo for Rape Crisis Center, 2013 Volunteer Leadership, Volunteers Honored at Annual Meeting, 2013 Allocations and Designations, A Story of One: Early Learning Centers, photos and more!

  • 4th Quarter 2012

    Featuring: Victory Report Luncheon and campaign totals, Spotlight on Alderson Employee Campaign, A Story of One - Literacy Lubbock, Legislative Forum, 5th Annual Golf to Give Tournament, 2012 Community Status Report, and more!

  • 2nd Quarter 2012

    Sarah Jo Lambert, a former member of the Girl Scouts of Texas and Oklahoma Plains, was selected as one of 22 Americans to partake in the Olympic torch relay representing team USA for the 2012 Summer Games.

  • 1st Quarter 2012

    David Alderson, current Campaign Chairman, is off to a great start heading up the 2012 Annual Campaign. He began with the end in mind. When asked about this important volunteer responsibility, Alderson said, “We will get it done!”

  • 4th Quarter 2011
    Lubbock Area United Way and its supporters celebrated the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Campaign at a luncheon on November 29th. More than 600 volunteers and donors were on hand as Campaign Chairman Kevin McMahon announced that $5,450,175 had been pledged.
  • 2nd Quarter 2011
  • Creating hope for Lubbock's homeless, United Way volunteers prepare for this year's campaign kickoff, 2011 Campaign cabinet vice-chairs selected, Day of Caring, Texas Tech Student United Way.

  • 1st Quarter 2011
  • How your donations make a difference, Education Matters, Harold Jones and others honored at annual meeting, Success Stories, Community partner Agency allocations, 2011 Board of Directors.

  • 4th Quarter 2010
  • Campaign raises the second largest amount ever; Campaign Division Totals; Success By 6 Promotes Early Literacy; Lubbock Area United Way Engages in Advocacy; Target and United Way Partner to Deliver Holiday Cheer; United Way's Endowment Campaign Update; Outgoing Board Members; Annual Meeting- Save the Date!

  • 3rd Quarter 2010
  • Survey of Local Youth included in 2010 Community Status Report; Somewhere to Turn; Opening a Legislative Dialogue; From the Heart; Annual Campaign Update; A Recipe for...; Mid-Report Luncheon just days away!

  • 2nd Quarter 2010
  • Campaign Kick-Off just days away; LIVE UNITED- Pass it On and Day of Caring; Giving Back; Two recent forums focus on growing issues; Does it work?; Welcoming new team members; Golf to Give; Investing in the future

  • 1st Quarter 2010
  • Your Donations at Work; 2010 Community Partner Allocations; Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Recognizing three outstanding volunteers; A Father's Hands; For the Community, by the Community; More People to Qualify for a Tax Credit this Year; 2010 Board of Directors

  • 4th Quarter 2009
  • Drum roll, please... Supporters rally for a record-setting victory, United Way announces new partnership with Goodwill Industries of Lubbock, Welcoming new staff members, United Way's Endowment Campaign update, Outgoing Board Members, Happy Holidays!, Save the Date: Annual Meeting
  • 3rd Quarter 2009
  • United Way launches campaign to change lives, The Community Status Report highlights needs in the Lubbock area, An update from The Capitol, Golf Tournaments Raise Big Money, Keeping our supporters informed, Join Us!
  • 2nd Quarter 2009
  • The CH Foundation partners with United Way to match donors’ gifts, Volunteers in place for the 2009 Campaign Cabinet, Leadership Giving Circle Reception, Public Policy Update,
    H o w To L I V E U N I T E D, Volunteers Review Community Partner Agency Programs

  • 1st Quarter 2009
  • United Way invests millions in the community, Volunteers honored at Annual Meeting, Announcing new volunteer leadership, Early Education Matters, The ‘09 “Thank You Bus” hits the streets, 2nd Annual Golf To Give, Community Partner News Briefs

  • 4th Quarter 2008
  • Celebrating a Victory, Community Supporters, Share-A-Tree, Behind the Numbers, Early Learning, New United Way staff member, Outgoing Board Members, Annual Meeting Save the Date

  • 3rd Quarter 2008
  • 2008 Campaign kickoff, Community Status Report, What's happening with Community Impact, Golf to Give Tournament, Why We Give Spotlight, Community Partner News, 2008 Meal Sponsors recognition

  • 2nd Quarter 2008
  • Progress on the Education Matters Initiative, Now on-line, Go Centers at Lubbock Boys And Girls Clubs, Volunteers lead the way, The 6th Annual Chevron Golf Tournament, Celebrating giving, Volunteers gear up for 2008 Campaign - 2008 Loaned Executives, Community Partner News, Upcoming events

  • 1st Quarter 2008
  • 2008 Board Leadership, Recognizing service, Communities in Schools, Lubbock recognized for early childohhod education work, How to Live United In Lubbock, Golf to Give, Community Partner News

  • 4th Quarter 2007
  • Making History - $5,012,477, Beyond the dollar sign, Brenda's Story - from the Salvation Army, Community supporters, New IRS rules and charitable giving, Community Parnter News

  • 3rd Quarter 2007
  • 2007 Campaign Kickoff, Success for Life, Speaker's Bureau stars - Joe Landin, 2007 Jackie Pierce Charity Golf Tournament, Charity and taxes, New United Way staff member - Michelle Meeks, 2007 Meal Sponsors, Office space available

  • 2nd Quarter 2007
  • Leadership Givers recognized, Born Learning, 2007 Campaign Cabinet, 5th Annual Chevron Golf Tournament, Have you been giving to United Way for 20 years or more?, New staff members Lynn Owens and Amanda McSween, Community Status Report, Campaign Kickoff set for August 29

  • 1st Quarter 2007
  • Board Chair and Campaign Chair named, Success By Six hosts David Lawrence, New staff member Hillary Cadra, Award recipients honored, Nelda Thompson Memorial Fund, Community Impact Division, 2007 Executive Committee and 2007 Board

  • 4th Quarter 2006
    2006 Campaign goal surpassed, United Way building named In honor of Nelda Thompson, 211 Texas, Raffle winner drives home from Mid-Report meeting in new truck, Success By Six hosts 4th annual Child Watch, Planned gifts help with current and future community needs, 2006 Meal Sponsors

  • 3rd Quarter 2006
    Coach Curry to tip-off 2006 campaign, Community Impact . . . what matters, Volunteer Center of Lubbock, Day of Caring leaves lasting impact on volunteers, 2006 Loaned Executive Division, 2006 Community Status Report, 2006 Campaign Cabinet

  • 2nd Quarter 2006
  • Community Impact . . . what matters, Johnston and Shonrock lead United Way in 2006, Children's Advocacy Center, Endowment Fund, Parenting Cottage, 2005 Award recipients, 2006 Executive Committe and Board of Directors