United Way’s Pop Up Giving is back! YOU pick the nonprofit with the winning pitch to get the donation pot. Fast. Fun. Instant impact.

Three local HEALTH nonprofits—to be announced prior to the event—have three minutes to pitch a project that will impact the community, followed by two minutes of Q&A with the audience. (The audience has five minutes to complete their ballots to determine the winner.) Proceeds from ticket sales are combined to create a “donation pot.” Second and third place finishers each receive consolation cash prizes of $250, while the organization with the most votes WINS THE REST!

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Dowagiac’s Wolverine Mutual Insurance and McLoughlin Family Foundation provide remaining funding for United Way reading program

“Books! Books! Books!  There is no better way to give your child a head start than to expose them to the world of learning through books.  Open their minds to the possibilities around them and they will grow.  We [Wolverine Mutual Insurance] are pleased to be able to participate in this meaningful initiative.  We all can do nothing better for the next generations than to educate them,” said Jim Laing from Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company.

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United Way To Aid Local Residents Amid Government Shutdown

As the longest government shutdown in history stretches on, United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM) has formulated a plan to help local residents impacted. UWSM has launched the Emergency Relief Fund to assist federal employees in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties who may be impacted by the ongoing government shutdown. The fund is addressing vital needs, such as food, utility assistance, rent, mortgage payments and other basic needs.

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United Way of Southwest Michigan harnesses volunteer power on MLK Day

United Way of Southwest Michigan is partnering with local service groups and organizations in honor of MLK Day of Service on January 21. Thanks to a grant from The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Berrien and Cass County volunteers will join thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools and businesses nationwide putting service into action.

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United Way’s Pop Up Giving is back!

United Way of Southwest Michigan invites the public to attend its second “Pop Up Giving” event on Thursday, January 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Silver Harbor Brewing Company in St. Joseph. This event gives the community the chance to decide where the funds go.

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