Chairman’s Message



February 2017

February is a month that many of us enjoy showing our loved ones that we care, perhaps with a Valentine’s gift to make someone feel special.

heartsIt is also an opportunity to show those throughout the community that we care, regardless of the month or day of celebration. Every day it’s easy to connect a family member, friend or co-worker with much needed compassion, balance and assistance in their life.  What if each one of us would spend one hour per month of community service helping others?  Think about the many people whose lives we would be changing and transforming by showing them that we care.

If you or someone you know needs help, I strongly suggest calling the United Way 2-1-1 Help Line, which connects people to essential services — everything from domestic violence support, disaster assistance, food, employment resources, veteran services,  affordable housing and utilities assistance, free tax preparation,  and so much more.

When you call 2-1-1, you will speak with a live, highly trained service professional right here in San Antonio. Our call center is located in the United Way headquarters building at 700 S. Alamo Street. We’re from here, helping people from here.

All calls are confidential and call specialists are available 24/7/365. If you prefer to speak to our trained professionals in Spanish, bilingual operators are ready to help, too.

Listening is an act of love.  It is with much respect and appreciation that we wish all our callers in the community a Happy Valentine’s Day!



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Harvey Najim

2016-2017 Chairman, United Way Board of Trustees

President, The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation


Past Messages


January’s Message


July’s Message

August’s Message

October’s Message

November’s Message

December’s Message

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