Women United is a global, growing force of 70,000+ women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity – for everyone.
Together, we will create lasting change to lift up our communities in Lea County
Our Focus Areas - Education - Financial Stability - Health
Early Childhood Literacy
United Way is proud to partner with the Early Childhood Coalition to help bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Lea County. With this program, any child 0-5 residing in Lea County is eligible for 1 free age appropriate book every month. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please contact Lorena Castillo @ 575-397-2203 Ext 223. Or apply online @ imaginationlibrary.com
Feminine Hygiene Products
United Way of Lea County understands the needs for low income women to have hygiene kits specific to their gender. Most hygiene kits overlook women’s needs, so we are proud to provide 200 feminine hygiene kits every year.
United Way of Lea County works with the Salvation Army as a drop-off location for donated coats. We understand the great need in our county for folks to stay warm and we ensure all donated coats go directly to the Salvation Army Hobbs.
Women United Awards
Women United Awards are presented to women who make substantial impacts in our community. We are pleased to celebrate women who work tirelessly to improve education, financial stability and health outcomes in our community.
Please join us in recognizing the following women for their outstanding work across the community and with Lea County United Way.
2022 Award Winners
Laura Davis – Woman of the Year Award
Rosa Carrillo – Champion of Women’s Diversity
Rosalinda Moreno – Inspired Heart Award
Becky Moreno – Shining Light Award
The Phoenix House (Gretchen Koether, Becky Kesner, and Blanca Perez) – Warrior for Women Award
2021 Award Winners
Regina Reber – Woman of the Year Award
Heather Bean – Inspirational Leader Award
Renee Madron – Heart of Service Award
Lori Llamas – Youth Champion Award
Katrina Fuller – Lea County Strong Award
2020 Award Winners
Emily Dominguez – Woman of the Year Award
Tyne Boerner – Entrepreneur Award
Micki Holland – Game Changer Award
Patricia Grovey – Youth Champion Award
Lori Fair – Volunteer Award