United Way of Southwest Michigan improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good.




When Antonio’s school work began to falter, he turned to Project Learn, a program at the Boys and Girls Club. The program helped him to be more disciplined and improved his grades.  Antonio is now an honor roll student with aspirations of being an athletic trainer or a coach. 

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103-year-old Lattie needed a place to keep her mind sharp and her body active.  At Child and Family Services’ Harbor House Adult Day Services, Lattie participates in daily events and activities, keeping her active and engaged that there is still much more to discover. 

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Sara had the will and desire to make her situation better, she just didn’t have the computer skills needed. She found her help in the Senior Community Service Employment Program at the Area Agency on Aging. Through hard work and job training she now has a great job in a local school that helps her stay independent.  

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One year ago, April’s mom was diagnosed with cancer and had trouble paying for food while absorbing the high costs of her medicine.  April utilizes the Mobile Pantry Program through Feeding America of West Michigan.  Now her mother can take the medicine she needs while eating enough healthy food.

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