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At this summer’s event, the People’s Choice Award will be presented to the team that raises the most money for UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN leading up the race. The winner takes home the new People’s Choice Traveling Trophy AND will present a $2500 check to one of United Way's funded partners of their choice! Any United Way Funded Partner that signs up will have the choice to take home the $2500 for themselves or donate it.

See the full funded partners list below.

United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in every community. We have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. By harnessing resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners, we provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better. Join the fight!

EDUCATION

AUTISM LEARNING CENTER SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN - LOGAN COMMUNITY RESOURCES INC.

CAMP FIRE AFTER SCHOOL – CAMP FIRE RIVER BEND

CLUB H2O - WELL OF GRACE

DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY – UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

FEEDING HIS SHEEP - THE SALVATION ARMY-NILES CORPS

FOSTER GRANDPARENTS - REGION IV AREA AGENCY ON AGING

GREAT START 0-5 PAT PROGRAM - LEWIS CASS ISD

JOBS FOR MICHIGAN'S GRADUATES - YOUTH SOLUTIONS

LEARNING TREE PRESCHOOL – YMCA OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

LITERACY INTERVENTION, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BENTON HARBOR

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FOR SUCCESS – SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF LOWER WEST MICHIGAN

OUT CENTER OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

PARENTS AS TEACHERS - BERRIEN RESA

READING NOW NETWORK

START TO FINISH - LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE

SUMMER MY WAY® - NILES-BUCHANAN YMCA

TRIPLE P (POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM) - BERRIEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

INCOME

BRIDGE ACADEMY - KINEXUS

BUILDING A FINANCIAL FOUNDATION – JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES - GATEWAY (SEE VIDEO)

JOBS FOR LIFE - MOSAIC CCDA

LINK EMPLOYER RESOURCE NETWORK - KINEXUS

SENIORNET AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - REGION IV AREA AGENCY ON AGING

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS PLANNING – DISABILITY NETWORK

HEALTH

CHILDREN'S ASSESSMENT CENTER - BERRIEN COUNTY COUNCIL FOR CHILDREN

FAMILYWIZE – UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

HARBOR HOUSE ADULT DAY SERVICES - CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN

HEALTHY BERRIEN CONSORTIUM

HEALTHY SENIORS PROGRAM - REGION IV AREA AGENCY ON AGING

HEALTHY U – YMCA OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

HIV CARE PROGRAM - COMMUNITY AIDS RESOURCE AND EDUCATION SERVICES

MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING - CENTERED ON WELLNESS

NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP - BERRIEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CANCER PATIENTS - BERRIEN COUNTY CANCER SERVICE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT – WOODLANDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE NETWORK

BASIC NEEDS

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY PROGRAM – MI-JOURNEY

CASS COUNTY HOUSING/TRANSPORTATION – SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

DISASTER CYCLE SERVICE - AMERICAN RED CROSS

EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES - THE SALVATION ARMY-BENTON HARBOR CORPS

HILLMANN HOUSE SHELTER - DASAS

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE – UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

HOMELESS SHELTER - EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES

MEALS ON WHEELS OF SW MI - SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES REGION IV

MEN'S HOMELESS SHELTER - THE SALVATION ARMY-BENTON HARBOR CORPS

MOBILE PANTRY PROGRAM - FEEDING AMERICA WEST MICHIGAN FOOD BANK

SAFE SHELTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN

SOCIAL SERVICE - THE SALVATION ARMY-BENTON HARBOR CORPS

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN 2-1-1 – UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN