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Small businesses scare up some change for United Way

Small businesses in San Marcos celebrated Halloween this year by “scaring up some change” for United Way of Hays County. The Small Business Blitz opens giving opportunities to small businesses that wish to give to United Way, but do not have a large staff to support an annual employee giving campaign, traditionally through which employees make a small donation to UWHC each month through their paychecks.

Several small businesses and individuals have stepped up to make a donation. Businesses and individuals that have made a pledge to UWHC so far include: Alligator Dental, Connie Ulmer Insurance, James K. Wise Real Estate, Little Guy Movers, Rail Yard Bar and Grill and Phuong Ho.

Businesses that do not wish to make a corporate contribution have the opportunity to open up giving to employees who wish to contribute a one-time gift or on an on-going basis. Businesses can also host small incentives and fundraisers, such as a jeans day or pancake breakfast, amongst staff to drive donations for United Way of Hays County. 

“The Small Business Blitz is about inviting and including all of our businesses in giving back to our community,” says Michelle Harper, Executive Director for United Way of Hays County. “There are numerous opportunities for businesses to be involved with United Way and our partners.”

United Way of Hays County together with its 30 partner programs assists more than 50,000 residents annually in critical education, income and health services. Each donation to UWHC goes towards supporting mentoring and reading programs for Hays County children, helps stabilize families and individuals transitioning through a crisis, supports rehabilitation and prevention programs, provides basic needs for those in need, and much more. United Way of Hays County is committed to creating lasting, visible changes in the community by working on core issues.

For more information about giving opportunities for small businesses visit or call 512.353.1420 to make a pledge.