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Ready to go over the edge?

You can go above and beyond in supporting United Way of Greater Houston! Your neighbors across the Greater Houston area can rely on your generosity and bravery to receive vital assistance, helping them get back on their feet and stay there.

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On Friday, November 8. 2024, you can Rappel for a Reason in support of the United Way of Greater Houston’s work to connect people to possibility.

Join us at the Galleria DoubleTree Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a day of rappelling, on-the-ground activities, music, food, and drinks!

This event will take place rain or shine!

26 Stories

20,000 Feet of Rope

Who are you rappelling for?

Your neighbor.

13% of households across Greater Houston are living on wages below the federal poverty threshold, and another 31% of households are working hard but can’t afford basic necessities of life. With your support, United Way of Greater Houston creates opportunities for people throughout our community to pursue and maintain financial stability. See real-life stories of people being connected to possibility with the assistance of United Way.

  • David’s Story

    You are helping neighbors like David. After being diagnosed with cancer, David became unemployed, making it impossible for him to support his family as he did before. After months of treatment and being unable to work, he became ALICE and needed help landing back on his feet and staying there. Thankfully, people like you provided life-changing support to assist families like David’s. It was that support that allowed him and his family to successfully go through his medical treatment and stay afloat during these difficult times.

  • Amanda’s Story

    Amanda’s success story became possible thanks to generous donors like you. After exploring various career paths, Amanda discovered her passion for working in construction. United Way THRIVE assisted her in developing a plan to improve her skill set, ultimately helping her secure an apprenticeship in her dream field. Amanda also utilized THRIVE’s financial stability resources to manage her debt, save money, and improve her credit. Today, she aims to purchase a home for her family and apply her newfound skills to build her perfect living space.

  • 2023-24 Annual Report

    Check out our 2023-24 Annual Report. It highlights the year-long impact achieved with the help of
    our community partners, staff, and volunteers in assisting our community in times of need. This work was made possible thanks to the support of donors, corporate sponsors, workplace campaigns, board
    members, and more.

Sponsorships taking new heights!

Go over the edge and make a difference in our community! When you partner with us, you can create meaningful change in the Greater Houston area and align your brand with a trusted nonprofit that has supported millions for over a century.

Our sponsorship packages offer a variety of tiers for your business to choose from, providing a unique experience to enhance your brand, including adding your logo to every rappelers helmet!

Contact L’Tanya Price for sponsorship information.

Learn about our sponsorship tiers

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You can donate to a friend, colleague, or family’s fundraiser here! You will help them reach their fundraising goal and help the United Way of Greater Houston’s vital community work.

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Rappel throughout the years


Questions? Contact Maddy Fraser.