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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 don’t want to miss it! 

Listen to podcasts of past shows →

 
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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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You can Win a Car!

To help incentivize this year’s campaign, United Way partnered with Tyler Automotive to provide a car challenge. Donors who gave $156 (or $3 per week) were automatically entered into a drawing to win a two-year lease on a sub-compact vehicle from Tyler Automotive. For every additional $100 contributed, donors received an additional entry into the drawing.

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Video: The Power of Volunteers

In February 2018, several communities across Southwest Michigan suffered severe flooding due to intense rain and melting snow. Many families were displaced from their homes - some temporarily and some permanently. But local volunteers stepped up to help.

Watch our moving video tribute to them →

 
 
 

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.  

 
 
 
 
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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.

 
 

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