Chairman’s Message



March 2018

March is a time of new beginnings and change. We move from winter to the first day of spring, experience daylight savings time; and, in Texas, we Remember the Alamo.

March is also the launch of the fourth annual United Way Shoebox Project, which couples kindness and creativity with new beginnings. This spring, shoeboxes filled with items like toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, soap, shampoo and Band Aids will be distributed to 31 nonprofit partners serving local children, veterans, elderly, homeless and vulnerable populations. They are small items that fill a shoebox, but they can mean so much.

March 22 is the 5th annual Big Give across San Antonio. It is an easy and flexible way to support United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County as we bring people together to address challenging community issues. The Big Give makes a big difference.

United Way is also bringing together groups of partners from different sectors to work on a common agenda for solving specific social problems using a structured form of collaboration. In March, Impact Council volunteers are in the process of “Strategy Mapping” leading to the selection of specific programs that will implement the agreed upon strategies. Ready Children will accelerate its 2017 groundwork and offer program RFPs in Spring 2018. Successful Students and Strong Individuals and Families will seek RFPs in Fall 2018.

March could mark a new beginning for someone in need. And for you, too, as you give, advocate and volunteer to improve San Antonio. Thank you for all that you do for United Way and for those who need assistance.

Rick Cavender
Chairman, United Way Board of Trustees
President, Cavender Audi


Past Messages:

February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017