HOW Day

HOW Day 2019 Date Coming Soon!

Our second annual HOW (Hands on Waco) Day was held on September 29, 2018. This year, over 100 volunteers installed Born Learning Trails at eight City of Waco Parks.

The Born Learning Trails consist of 10 interactive signs that offer fun and engaging learning activities for children and parents or caregivers and are part of a larger Born Learning Initiative—Born Learning Academies.  Over the next year, United Way will be conducting Born Learning Academies throughout McLennan County.

The Born Learning Trails are made possible with funding from the City of Waco and Junior League Waco, joining the first trail installed at Cotton Palace Park and sponsored by Baylor University, dedicated to Dr. Linda Livingstone. Funding for the Born Learning Initiative is made possible by the Rapoport Foundation.

Born Learning Trails are installed at the following Waco-area parks:

  • Wilbert Austin Sr. Park
  • Kendrick Park
  • Dewey Park
  • S. Waco Park
  • Oscar DuConge Park
  • N. Waco Park
  • Bell’s Hill Park
  • Alta Vista Park

For project questions, please contact marybethkauk@unitedwaywaco.org Born Learning Trails to provide interactive early childhood education tools in parks across Waco. (For more info on Born Learning Trials click here)

Thank you to our 2018 HOW Day Volunteers: 

  • Caterpillar
  • McLennan Community College
  • Holt Cat
  • First National Bank of Central Texas
  • H-E-B
  • Wells Fargo
  • Baylor University
  • American Income Life Insurance
  • Waco ISD
  • City of Waco


LAST YEAR IN MCLENNAN COUNTY. UNITED WAY FUNDED PARTNER PROGRAMS PROVIDED:
20,549
low-income children access to
Early Childhood Education
classes and quality afterschool and summer programs
33,753
low/uninsured families with access to
Medical Screenings and Health Exams
as well as prescription assistance and other therapy needs
150,498
children, adults, and families with
Meals and Bags of Groceries
over 46,000 eligible children, adults and families
4,602
low-income pregnant girls and women
Pregnancy Related Care Needs
including prenatal care, resource assistance, and parenting classes
22,344
families and individuals with
Family and Domestic Violence Care
including access to shelters, resource counseling, and case management