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UWSM has a new radio show: "26 at 6" on WSJM

United Way of Southwest Michigan has its own radio show! Tuesdays at 6pm on WSJM, we’ll be airing "26 at 6,” a show that brings you 26 stories in 26 weeks! The show will be hosted by our President, Anna Murphy, who will be chatting with some great guests. You won’t want to miss it! 

Listen to podcasts of past shows →


The Cardboard Boats are Back Again!

This year’s cardboard boat races will be held July 19th at the Inn at Harbor Shores as a kickoff to Whirlpool’s 2018 United Way giving campaign and St. Joseph Today’s Mid-Summer Classic festival

Register your boat →


Cass County School Supply Spectacular!

This annual event provides backpacks with age-appropriate school supplies to low-income students throughout Cass County. 

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UWSM helps form Long Term Relief Group with State and Local Organizations

State and Local Organizations Collaborating to Help Southwest Michigan Residents Recover from Flood Disaster.

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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.