Our original organization, McKinney Neighborhood Outreach, was founded in 2006 by retired McKinney City Manager Larry Robinson and a group of churches who wanted to engage their church families in service to their community. Over the years, those opportunities included community clean up, Clothe the Child, and Run for Cover, a fundraiser for agencies focused on homelessness.
Our greatest impact has been our ongoing partnership with the McKinney ISD. Together we engaged churches to adopt the Title One schools in McKinney as part of the Adopt-A-School Program. Many of the original churches are still engaged with their adopted school. The impact upon that school extends to the leadership, the teachers, and the students and their families. For information about the Adopt-A-School and REACH Mentoring programs, contact McKinney ISD .
By 2010, as the city continued to rapidly grow, the organization was no longer a "neighborhood" outreach so it was renamed to 3e McKinney.
In 2019, the Board of Directors and Covenant Church Partners met to review our mission, and seek God's will for the organization. The result of that meeting included a new name and focus for our mission. They wanted the organization to develop the capacity to serve based on need, rather than being specific to a geographic area so they changed the name to 3e United.
In 2022, the Executive Directors and Boards of 3e United and One Heart McKinney began discussions of the benefits of merging organizations since there was a similarity and overlap of missions.
In May 2023, 3e United officially merged with One Heart McKinney.