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Over 700 volunteers will RAKE A DIFFERENCE for 240 senior citizens this Thursday!

United Way of Southwest Michigan hosted its inaugural “Pop Up Giving” event on Thursday, October 18 before a crowd of over 50 people at Haymarket Taproom in Bridgman. The event, sponsored by  AEP, D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant, saw Logan Center take home the top prize!

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POP UP GIVING! Logan Center takes first prize at inaugural United Way event

United Way of Southwest Michigan hosted its inaugural “Pop Up Giving” event on Thursday, October 18 before a crowd of over 50 people at Haymarket Taproom in Bridgman. The event, sponsored by  AEP, D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant, saw Logan Center take home the top prize!

 

The Bidding is back! Bid United goes live on Nov. 26

Bid United is an online auction where items, from Whirlpool appliances to brewing your own beer to restaurant packages, are auctioned off to raise money for our community. 

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Purchase your Community Chest Club Card, with great deals at local wineries and breweries!

Whirlpool Corporation's Community Chest Club Card earns you great discounts at Southwest Michigan wineries and breweries through Memorial Day weekend of 2019.  Proceeds from the sale of the Club Card benefit United Way of Southwest Michigan.

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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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26 at 6: A United Way Radio Show that brings you 26 stories in 26 weeks

Did you know United Way of Southwest Michigan has their own radio show!? Tuesdays at 6pm on WSJM (94.9FM and 1400AM), we’ll be airing "26 at 6,” a show that brings you 26 stories in 26 weeks! 

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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.  

 
 
 
 
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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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