By Cristy Martinez, Sex Trafficking Survivor Counselor for Family Counseling Services.
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Great moments from our 2019 Annual Campaign Kickoff on August 22, 2019.
By Dela Esqueda, Executive Director for Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers
In our industry, we have a plethora of opportunities to be the “hand up” to a community in need. These opportunities sometimes come without prior notice. Recently, the Centers had one of these opportunities to be the light in the tunnel to a family in need.
By Matt Ernst, 2019 Loaned Executive Chair
One of the most exciting days of United Way’s Annual Campaign each year, at least for me, is the Loaned Executive Day of Caring. Our group works with United Way’s Community Partners who serve children to plan literacy-focused events. But if you ask the young ones, they’ll probably tell you it’s all focused on fun!
By Reagan Doyle, KTTZ & PBS
Summer is a time for sunshine, outdoors, and enjoying a well-earned break from the busyness of the school year. Unfortunately, summer is also when children can lose the equivalent of two months of academic learning from the previous grade. These losses are most noticeable in the early grades where children are learning foundational reading skills that will influence their futures.
By Tony Lloyd, 2019 Campaign Chair
Volunteers are the heartbeat of the United Way’s Annual Campaign. Hundreds of individuals donate their time, talents, and passion to support the efforts of Lubbock Area United Way and its Community Partners. Together, they impact our neighbors, family, and friends of all ages, colors, and beliefs in every zip code of our community.
By Carla Olson, The Parenting Cottage
A child’s developmental journey begins before birth when moms receive early prenatal care and achieve a full 39-week pregnancy. The last weeks of which are all about brain development. That is every child’s best opportunity to start life healthy.
By Efrain Duarte, Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains
Girl Scouts are known to make the world a better place, and Troop 6073 from Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains is no exception.
By Lena Scaff, Director of Early Learning Centers of Lubbock and SPCCAP member
By Lauren Westerberg, Chief Program Officer for CASA of the South Plains and South Plains Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention member