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NEWS 3e United has merged with One Heart McKinney in order to increase our capacity to serve the needs in our community. Our organization is now 3e United DBA One Heart McKinney.
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.
Our New Combined Mission
3e United DBA One Heart McKinney will continue to seek to coordinate on-ramps to opportunities for churches to come together to help meet the larger needs of McKinney, needs of wider or deeper scope than any single organization can meet on its own.
While 3e United was focused primarily on collaborating with churches, with the merger of One Heart McKinney, together we now collaborate with nonprofits, churches, businesses, city/police/fire , educational institutions, and any other stakeholders in the well-being of our community.
For more information, see One Heart McKinney.
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3e United is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.