Local nonprofits join with United Way of Denton County to help people in need

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PediPlace CEO Larry Robins (center with sign) joins staff and board members in accepting the partner agency sign from United Way of Denton County representatives. (Courtesy United Way of Denton County)

PediPlace CEO Larry Robins (center with sign) joins staff and board members in accepting the partner agency sign from United Way of Denton County representatives. (Courtesy United Way of Denton County)

United Way of Denton County has added PediPlace in Lewisville and Our Daily Bread in Denton as partner agencies.

The new partnership makes the two nonprofits eligible for funding as well as resources, guidance and support from the United Way of Denton County, according to the agency's website.

All three groups work to find solutions for countywide problems such as homelessness, hunger and inaccessible health care for families, according to a Sept. 8 news release.

PediPlace provides health care for children from birth to age 18 who are without insurance. It also treats children who receive benefits through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Services include immunizations, treatment of chronic illnesses, referrals for specialized care and safety education. PediPlace also provides hearing, vision and behavioral screenings, according to the website.

PediPlace President and CEO Larry Robins said he shares United Way of Denton County's goal of working together to create innovative solutions to improve lives.


“We are committed to our mission of making health care a reality for every kid," Robins said in the release. "We understand that our quality and accessible primary care services, while vital, are only a part of a larger community puzzle that strengthens families and the greater Denton County community.”

Our Daily Bread helps feed, shelter and care for people in need at three Denton locations.

“We believe we are stronger together,” Our Daily Bread Executive Director Wendy McGee said in the release. “Through collaboration we will make a greater impact across our community by helping people experiencing hunger and homelessness.”

For more information, visit the United Way of Denton County at www.unitedwaydenton.org.

By Kathambari Ramkumar



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