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It's Not Too Late!  File Your Taxes for Free!

If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2017 you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com.

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Volunteer Recognition Awards

Nominations are open now for our Volunteer Recognition Event Awards, which includes Margaret B. Upton - Volunteer Leadership Award, Live United Youth Scholarships, and Sustaining and Emerging Volunteer Awards.  

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YMCA of Southwest Michigan: A Game-Changer in our community

Anna Murphy, President of United Way of Southwest Michigan, recently sat down with Mark Weber, President of the YMCA of Southwest Michigan, to talk about the impact the YMCA is making in our communities, and the long-standing partnership with United Way. 

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Disaster Relief Fund

To help address the problems of the widespread flooding throughout Berrien and Cass counties, United Way of Southwest Michigan and the Berrien Community Foundation have partnered to establish the Disaster Relief Fund to help with the recovery needs of families impacted. 100% of all funds will go directly to disaster relief assistance through the American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan.

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We fight for Jacob.

BEING BLIND IS NOT A BARRIER. To Jacob, it’s simply an inconvenience.  Jacob has proven that no inconvenience will stop him from achieving great things.  Thanks to the help of United Way funded partner, GateWay Services, Jacob received the training and life skills support to help him thrive in a work setting.  Jacob’s focus is computers, and as he puts it, there’s no stopping him from discovering his maxibility.  


United We Win.

WHY ME?  It’s natural for people to ask when their lives and livelihoods hang in the balance. There’s no single answer to that question. But United Way does everything humanly possible to provide responses and solutions that protect, improve and empower lives around Southwest Michigan.  Whether it's through volunteerism, our strong nonprofit sector, or community-wide initiatives, change is happening in a big way.    

We may be wrapping up our 75th year serving Southwest Michigan, but we’re excited to to begin the next 75.  Without the support from our community, we couldn't do the work that we do.  But, there is still so much work to be done.  Please join the fight.  Because change doesn’t happen alone.  Hope isn’t a one man band.  And there’s no such thing as self-taught or self-made. 

We have one life.  To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.