We've made some exciting changes to our donation process!
In order to ensure our support has the most direct impact and meaningful impact on our communities, the Charity Foundation has shifted our donation process to focus on organizations and groups based on what is happening throughout the year to actively address current needs. This partnership approach allows us to work side-by-side with them and tell more of the story behind each organization's impact.
Our donation partner for the fourth quarter of 2023
Heroes Night Out
United Heritage Credit Union and its Charity Foundation are proud to share that we are partnering with Heroes Night Out to support local military service members and their families. Ahead of the holiday, the organization, the local community, and United Heritage came together to help fulfill 28 families' wish lists for their children as a surprise on Christmas. Additionally, we donated gift cards to each family to purchase essential items during this season. United Heritage’s contributions totaled $12,000 towards Heroes Night Out’s Christmas initiative. The organization is 100% donation-based and relies on volunteers to help support their initiatives and events that provide resources and service to military families.
Our donation initiative for the third quarter of 2023
Teacher Wishlist Giveaway
Educating youth is important for the growth of our community, and so are the teachers who help to foster this. United Heritage Charity Foundation believes in giving where you live, and that one of the best ways to make a change is to directly improve the lives of individuals. The focus for quarter three is Education. This year, the Charity Foundation hosted a giveaway for Texas teachers. Of those who submitted their Amazon wishlists, 80 were randomly selected to receive up to $250 worth of school supplies. In total, the Charity Foundation donated $20,000 to help reduce the cost of out-of-pocket- expenses for educators to use towards their classrooms!
Our donation partner for the second quarter of 2023
Breast Cancer Resource Center
The United Heritage Charity Foundation (UHCF) wrapped half the year with its quarter two donation partner, Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). UHCF donates to organizations and other community-serving groups that align with its four Areas of Focus. Breast cancer affects many people, it can be daunting to understand and prepare for the journey. We are proud to support this organization, which works to ensure that everyone, regardless of social status feels empowered to gain the knowledge and the support they need. As BCRC’s Mission Sponsor for Art Bra Austin, UHCF contributed $25,000 to the May 13 event, which resulted in over $500,000 raised for BCRC. For more information, visit https://bcrc.org/.
Our donation partner for the first quarter of 2023
From January to March, the United Heritage Charity Foundation is focusing on areas that contribute to family support services, and we have partnered with PATH. PATH is a Tyler, Texas-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering the citizens of East Texas by providing them with the resources and services they need to become self-sufficient and successful individuals. Through this partnership, we support PATH and its various initiatives, including its regional food bank, transitional housing program, renovations to its playground for clients' children, as well as their yearly donation drives. The Charity Foundation is proud to be PATH's April sponsor for its annual diaper drive which provides families in need with basic necessities to keep their babies clean and healthy.
Our donation partner for the fourth quarter of 2022
Honor Flight Austin
United Heritage Credit Union's area of focus from October to December is military and veteran assistance, and during this time we have partnered with Honor Flight Austin. This organization is dedicated to making sure that Austin-area veterans are able to visit the memorials that are dedicated to their service and sacrifice, at no cost. Their flights are a trip of a lifetime for many veterans and they have transported thousands of men and women to Washington D.C.
Our donation partner for the third quarter of 2022
This year, quarter 3 is focused on Education, Family & Children, with the belief that our children remain our greatest resource. The United Heritage Charity Foundation is partnering with The SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) Alliance. As a long-standing and respected human services agency in Austin, SAFE Alliance was formed in 2015 as a merger between Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace. The SAFE Alliance exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors and helping to create a safe community through advocacy, education and prevention resources. During the months of July through September, the Charity Foundation will help them as they continue to provide free services to combat violence and abuse in the community.
Our donation partner for the second quarter of 2022.
NAMI Central Texas
This year, quarter two is focused on healthcare and the tie that mental health has to this area of focus. The United Heritage Charity Foundation is partnering with NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) Central Texas because of its mission to improve the lives of all individuals in its local area through education, support, and advocacy programs. NAMI Central Texas's vision is to address mental illness as a health issue and provide systems and resources for those to achieve recovery. Founded in 1984, this organization supports communities in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties. During the months of April to June, the Charity Foundation will help them as they assist individuals and families who are impacted in Central Texas, and as they continue to make a difference in the way people see mental health.
Our donation partner for the first quarter of 2022.
In quarter one of 2022, the United Heritage Charity Foundation worked with Senior Access, a local organization that assists seniors over the age of 60 by providing transportation and essential services. Founded in 1993, Senior Access currently supports over 1,300 senior clients located in the Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, East Austin, and Manor areas of Central Texas. The organization connects volunteer drivers with seniors to take them to doctor appointments, go grocery shopping, and other helpful services. Throughout January to March of 2022, both groups came together to share a cohesive message that is tied to human services and promotes elderly assistance. The Charity Foundation believes it is crucial to take care of those from earlier generations who now need assistance in their daily lives as they are our connection to the past.
How We Provide Support
The United Heritage Charity Foundation places priority on contributing to deserving organizations that make a difference in our local communities. To maximize our efforts, we support organizations that focus on improving the lives of individuals within Central and East Texas. Preference is given to organizations that address one of more areas of focus.
Support for out-of-area requests is limited. Our operating area consists of the Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis, Williamson, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt or Wood counties.