MISSION & HISTORY.
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
The United Way of Navarro County strives to provide our community with the opportunity for change. With the help of our generous supporters, we are led to better the education, income and health of our citizens. Above all, we hope to inspire our community members to believe in a fulfilled life, knowing we are here to provide endless support.
Our mission would not be possible without the unending support from our Board of Directors, Partner Agencies, and volunteers. The ideas and projects developed with their guidance bring invaluable opportunities to our citizens and allow us the ability to provide relief, services and positive changes to Navarro County.
Prior to 1943, the Community Chest Committee of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce performed activities similar to the traditional United Way collaborative efforts to meet the social service needs of Navarro County. In 1943, the Community Chest was constituted as a separate organization for the following purposes:
To solicit and collect from individuals, corporations associations, partnerships and others, funds for benevolent, charitable, character building and patriotic purposes;
To protect the public against unnecessary and costly campaigns;
To distribute the collected moneys as the board of directors may deem wise; and
To combine all drives into three major drives – Corsicana Community Chest, Red Cross, and War Stamps and Bonds.
The Corsicana Community Chest funded 8 charities in 1943. Tax exempt status was established with the IRS in 1960, and remains in effect today. Ins September, 1972, the name was changed to Navarro County United Fund, Texas, Inc., and the group reorganized to meet the requirements of affiliation with United Ways of America and Texas. United Way of Navarro County currently supports 20 social service organizations. These charitable organizations provide a wide range of services to people of all ages in need of just about any conceivable assistance.
P.O. Box 567
Corsicana, TX 75110
108 S. Beaton St. Ste. D
Corsicana, TX 75110