Schlotzsky’s in Marshall hosted United Way Night on Tuesday, May 21, as a fundraiser.
Local nonprofit groups and charities that benefit from money raised through the United Way drive this 2018-19 season include: Because I Care, Boys & Girls Club of the Big Pines, East Texas Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Harrison County 4-H Club, Marshall-Harrison County Literacy Council, Marshall Public Library, Mission Marshall, Mission Marshall Food Pantry, Salvation Army Service Unit in Marshall, The Martin House Children Advocacy Center, Twelve Way Foundation, Waskom Public Library and Women’s Center of East Texas.
The Boys & Girls Club provides behavior, guidance and promotes the health, social, educational, artistic, vocational and character development of children ages 6-18 through after school and summer programs.
Harrison County 4-H Club provides youth opportunities to develop leadership and life skills with complete hands-on learning experience. Embers compete in areas of family and consumer sciences and agriculture.
Marshall-Harrison County Literacy Council teaches adult basic education to area adults who need to improve their reading and writing skills. Volunteer tutors work to help correct a wide range of adult literacy needs, including basic skills, English as a second language and literacy needs of the county jail inmates.
Marshall Public Library offers free library and information access to county citizens, with special emphasis on reading programs for children.
Salvation Army Service Unit of Marshall provides assistance with food, shelter and transportation to individuals of families in emergency situations or need.
Twelve Way Foundation is a continued recovery program that provides a sober living environment for men in recovery, equipping them to become productive members of society.
East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA) provides assistance for individuals seeking help with drug, alcohol and tobacco addictions. ETCADA also provides substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and support programs in schools, the community and lock-up facilities.
Waskom Public Library provides library services, including books and Internet access. The library sponsors a monthly children’s after school program and a weekly summer story time.
Because I Care educates the general public regarding the need for potential marrow and blood stem cell donors; recruits and tissue-types donors, focusing on minority groups.
Mission Marshall Food Pantry provides food for the less fortunate citizens of Harrison County.
Women’s Center of East Texas provides a safe haven crisis intervention and comprehensive support services for victims of domestic or sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking.
The Martin House offers child abuse victims an opportunity to be heard, feel protected and receive vital services for their continued safety and future well being.
Mission Marshall develops holistic ministries in areas that aid in moving people out of poverty.