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UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

United Way of Southwest Michigan FIGHTS FOR Lulani 

United Way of Southwest Michigan FIGHTS for Misty

United Way of Southwest Michigan FIGHTS FOR E'Daniel 

United Way of Southwest Michigan FIGHTS FOR Lois 

"Giving feels good."  There are many individuals and businesses throughout Southwest Michigan that support United Way.  They know that every dollars stays right here in our community.  

The United Way of Southwest Michigan board and staff members getting in on the #MannequinChallenge.

Meet "Fred."  Fred loves where he lives -- Southwest Michigan.  So Fred supports United Way, to help make his community even stronger.  Check out this video to get to know more about Fred.

"Giving to others gives you a piece of yourself back."  These are the words of the 2016 Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award Winner, Bertha Carson-King.  Lives are being changed every day through volunteerism in Southwest Michigan.  

Antonio's life took a hard turn when his mother left his life at age 6. He began failing school and fell in with the wrong crowd. But a classmate told him about Project Learn at the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor.
When April found her mother diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, she relied on the United Way-funded Feeding America of West Michigan mobile food pantry. The pantry provides fresh, healthy food, close to the end of its shelf life, to anyone in need. Now April and her 3-year-old daughter don't have to choose between mom's medicine and eating.
With the support of Whirlpool, Martin's, and Honor Credit Union, we were able to provide amazing incentives to many schools in Berrien and Cass counties that ran United Way campaigns. These incentives allowed us to give something back to those schools who went above and beyond with their 2015 campaign.

Sarah had trouble finding a job.  Thanks to Area Agency on Aging's SeniorNet program, Sarah was able to take computer courses that made it easier for her to find employment.  She's now a front office secretary at an Elementary School.  

Funded in part by the United Way of Southwest Michigan, Harbor House Adult Day Services is a program of Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc. Harbor House provides a safe and inviting daytime environment for adults with special needs such as Alzheimer's, dementia, or other physical impairments.