Great Times for a Great Cause

We host special events throughout the year. Our events are a great way to get involved in the community and give back while networking and making connections. 


Cookin' at the Creek

Cookin’ at the Creek is the culminating event of the Greater Longview United Way annual campaign, happening each March at Bear Creek Smokehouse. Through great food, good music, and good times,  we hope to raise awareness and celebrate the success of the campaign. Who doesn’t enjoy great BBQ and a little friendly competition? 

Day of Action                                                                                                                                        

Each June, we connect the community and volunteers with the needs of our partner agencies for a day of service known as Day of Action. Volunteers participate by donating items from agencies’ wish lists or participating in various projects, such as planting flower beds and organizing workspaces. 

The Great Cardboard Boat Race

The Great Cardboard Boat Race is the official launch event for Greater Longview United Way's annual fundraising efforts.  Each August, teams across the area build boats made entirely of cardboard and race around Teague Park pond. Some crews win.  Some crews sink. Everyone has a good time.