How you can Help us Help Others
There are several ways you can assist GPUC in its work with the community.
One Time Financial Donation
Thank you for making a tax deductible donation to Grand Prairie United Charities. By doing so, you are supporting all of our programs. Please send checks to: Grand Prairie United Charities, 1417 Densman Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051. Receipts will be sent by return mail.
As you donate, remember to check with your employer. Many corporations will match funds donated to non profits. You can really make your donation stretch farther by having your employer match your donation.
GPUC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. We provide receipts for your donations.
You may donate by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express through our affilation with GuideStar
Water Assistance Program
The City of Grand Prairie, in cooperation with Grand Prairie United Charities, wants to help your friends and neighbors in need. You have the opportunity to include an additional $1 each month, with your water bill payment to help Grand Prairie families who are in need of assistance. This program is voluntary. Anyone wishing to participate in the tax deductible program can do so Water Assistance Program on the web, or by calling Cora Snyder at (972) 237-8218.
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Electric Assistance Program
In order to help families in critical situations meet their electricity needs, TXU Energy developed a long-standing, successful community assistance initiative called TXU Energy Aid℠. TXU Energy will donate $5 for every $1 donated through your monthly TXU electric bill. All of the funds collected are returned to the local community in which they were given. To pFmaybrarticipate, contact TXU Energy at (888) 242-9113.
Gas Assistance Program
Join Atmos Energy’s “Sharing the Warmth” program today! It’s easy and helps elderly, disabled and families in need to keep their homes warm by donating to this program. You have several options available to donate:
- Round-up which rounds your payment to the next highest dollar amount
- Monthly re-occurring which is set by you the donor and included as a separate item on your monthly bill
- One time donation
These options are available online at atmosenergy.com, on the back of your monthly bill or by calling (888) 286-6700. Your donation may be tax deductible. Please check with your tax consultant.
Throughout the year GPUC sponsors fundraisers allowing the general public to assist our work. Each year we have a Valentines Luncheon and a spring Golf Tournament. In the late summer, with the cooperation of Walmart, we have our back to school drive. In late fall is our annual banquet complete with live music. Keep an eye of the Fund Raisers page linked on the left hand buttons.
Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to store large furniture items and clothing. However, we network with other agencies and churches that do accept these things. Therefore, if you call us, we will see to it that your donations are diverted to the agency that will use it.