Henderson County United Way

Our Mission

The mission of the Henderson County United Way is to aid local agencies’ health and human services agenda by engaging residents, corporate citizens, and other stakeholders in sustained collaborative efforts to strengthen and improve conditions in the Henderson County area. In support of this mission, Henderson County United Way seeks to help increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.

Get Involved

United together, we can improve the lives of the people in Henderson County. You can give to support our community programs, volunteer your time, or lend your voice to a cause that matters to you.

Live United

Join the Ride United Last Mile Delivery Drive

A Community That Takes Care of Others Will Thrive.

Ride United Last Mile Delivery (RULMD) is an innovative Henderson County United Way partnership with DoorDash and PetsMart Charities, that provides free deliveries of food, pet supplies, and essential items to those in need in our community.  Henderson County United Way works with community partners to identify those who need food and other essential items. We collaborate with food pantries, grocery stores, restaurants, and schools to meet those needs. Henderson County United Way submits pick-up and drop-off information to DoorDash via a secure online system to schedule deliveries. DoorDash Dashers then pick up multiple packages and make contact-free deliveries to neighbors along an efficient route. 

There are four ways to participate:

Give food - We are accepting donations of non-perishable food as well as food and treats for pets through October 31st at:

The Henderson County Help Center  807 N Palestine St., Athens, TX 75751

St. Matthias Episcopal Church  205 Willowbrook Dr., Athens, TX 75751

Athens Animal Rescue Shelter  1400 E Tyler St., Athens, TX  75751

Tractor Supply - Athens  1400 E Tyler St., Athens, TX 75751

Tractor Supply - Mabank  1701 S 3rd St., Mabank, TX  75147

Hometown Cinemas  215 Heritage Pkwy, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156


Sponsor a request - Team up with your family, friends or colleagues and sponsor a request from a client. You and your group will   purchase all the items for one person or family.

Donate dollars - When you donate $20 you’ll be providing 10 deliveries for local people

People who need help finding available local resources, including food, can call United Way Helpline: 211 or The Henderson County Help Center at 903-675-4357 for more information. 


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