Partner programs and initiatives

Creating lasting change in the community requires everyone's involvement. Fortunately, many companies and organization in the area want to change the Coastal Bend for good, and thus, many community partner programs have been created. 

Caller-Times Children's Christmas Appeal makes Christmas dreams come true for hundreds of South Texas children. Money contributed is spent to provide Christmas gifts for children served by various health and human service agencies throughout the Coastal Bend. United Way of the Coastal Bend serves as the accounting agency for the collection effort. 


Coastal Bend Community Health Needs Task Force is made up of community leaders from CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi Medical Center, Driscoll Children's Hospital, Driscoll Children's Health Plan and the United Way of the Coastal Bend. A primary mission of the task force is to conduct a community health needs assessment to gather information required to produce change beneficial to the population's overall health.




Operation Supply Our Students (SOS) is a community-wide initiative that provides basic school supplies to local children in need. 100% of donations to Operation SOS go toward the wholesale purchase of basic school supplies.



The Success By 6 Coalition is made up of educators and professionals whose work is focused on early childhood education and development. Together with United Way of the Coastal Bend, the coalition has formulated strategic goals and objectives that focus on strengthening and developing programs that prepare children, beginning at infancy, to be well prepared for school. 



VITA Coalition is a collaborative effort to provide free tax preparation and financial services to help the under-served build for the future and become economically stable.