United Way announces where donated funds will go

The United Way announced which local organizations will be receiving funding Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Vice President of Community Impact Johnny Mize, the United Way met their goal of $6 million.

Nearly $3 million was allocated to fund 40 programs within the Amarillo and Canyon area. Mize said that the Community Impact Council choses organizations that meet the needs of the community. This year after school programs were a big need for the community.

"We have volunteers that essentially go in and tours programs and evaluates programs to ensure that the money is spent in the most strategic way and the most effective and efficient way possible to meet those needs," said Mize.

The Maverick Boys and Girls Club is just one of the organizations that rely on funding from the United Way. They will be receiving over $160,000 for their after school and summer programs.

"Without the United Way's funding, we wouldn't be able to provide our after school programming. At this point we have 175 kids that come every day after school that we pick up from 21 different schools," said Kimber Daniel, Maverick Boys and Girls Club Executive Director. "Without that funding, we wouldn't be open."

The Youth Cabinet will announce the youth allocations of $57,033 next Thursday.

For more information on the United Way's Community Impact Allocations, visit

For more information on the Maverick Boys and Girls Club, visit