The UnitedHealthcare Community Connection Pavilion
Please visit our Community Connection Pavilion and help UnitedHealthcare and its partners make a difference in the lives of families in need. Here, you can support the Austin community with hands-on involvement, donations and volunteer opportunities.
UnitedHealthcare has teamed up with Special Olympics of Texas to make a difference in the lives of local athletes as they change the world through sports. Every day, Special Olympic athletes inspire people everywhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential and now you can help inspire them.
MAKE A SCARF!
You are invited into the Community Connection Pavilion to help us make a scarf for Special Olympics of Texas athletes! We’ll show you how! Each athlete will receive a scarf at the Special Olympics Winter Games in February 2017.
Why scarfs? Special Olympics started collecting scarves to give to participants in the 2009 World Winter Games, which were held in Boise, Idaho. Knitters across North America had so much fun with the project that it continued nationally with the support of the Red Heart until 2012. After the official end of the program, a few intrepid Special Olympics programs – including Texas – continued the program. Each year, knitters from across the United States send more than 2,000 hand-knitted scarves to share with Special Olympics Texas athletes…each one created with love and each one cherished by our athletes.
HANDBAG & ACCESSORY DRIVE
The Texas Conference for Women and NFP have joined Dress for Success Austin as we work to empower women to achieve economic independence as they transition from unemployment to employment. We invite you to drop off your new or gently used handbags and accessories at the Dress for Success booth in the Community Connection Pavilion.
Dress for Success Austin has assisted more than 11,000 women in the Greater Austin area since 2003 by providing professional attire, and a network of support and career development tools to thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Austin has evolved into a Women’s Resource Center with eight pre and post-employment programs and serves six Central Texas counties. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
For more information on how to get involved, visit austin.dressforsuccess.org