The Giving • People • Hope Podcast

Be an Advocate for United Way and the South Plains through the

Giving • People • Hope Podcast

At Lubbock Area United Way Giving • People • Hope is much more than a catchphrase. It's our mission. On the podcast, we're bringing you conversations about how we're giving people hope across the South Plains and how you can help create lasting sustainable change. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, and don't forget to rate and review us to help people find the show.



Episode 1: Policy and Advocacy work with United Ways of Texas

We chatted with Adrianna Cuellar Rojas, Ashley Harris, and Molly Weiner with United Ways of Texas about the 88th Texas Legislative Session. United Ways of Texas works closely with Lubbock Area United Way and United Ways across Texas to ensure that local needs are being addressed on the state level.

The United Ways of Texas team shares what they are working on for the legislative session and how people can get involved in advocating for legislation that will address key priority areas in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. Our VP of Community Impact, Devin McCain, also joined in the conversation to share about what we're working on for West Texans and how to get involved.

Register for Texas United Virtual Advocacy Days on February 23-25.

Meet your local Representatives:

Senator Charles Perry

District Address:
11003 Quaker Avenue, #101
Lubbock, TX 79424

Representative Dustin Burrows

District Address:
10507 Quaker Avenue, Suite 103
Lubbock, Texas 79424

Representative John Frullo

District Address:
5717 66th Street, Suite 116-117
Lubbock, Texas 79424

Episode 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Chris Boutwell and Nedra Hotchkins

We sat down last week to record a video with board members Chris Boutwell and Nedra Hotchkins about United Way's new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Nedra is also the Executive Director for Lubbock Children's Health Clinic, and Chris is chairing the new committee.

We intended to release the conversation in video format only, but the full conversation was so good that we decided to share it on the podcast. The format is a little different than the first episode, but we hope you enjoy listening.

To learn more about what United Way is doing to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, click here.