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United Way of Washtenaw County invests $145,000 in Programs that Build Financial Stability   ANN ARBOR, MI (July 15, 2019) –United Way of Washtenaw County announced its grant investments of $145,000 to local agency programs that provide support to increase the financial stability of women, individuals and families with low incomes, and communities of color. This fund was augmented by $42,500 in proceeds from United Way’s annual Power of the...
United Way Awards Varsity Letters for Community Service Bhuvna Murthy awarded a $1,000 scholarship   ANN ARBOR, MI (June 13, 2019) - United Way of Washtenaw County awarded 30 local students with a varsity letter from their local high school in recognition of outstanding community service during the school year at an awards ceremony held on June 6, 2019. This year’s group totaled a record of 6,634 volunteer hours donated back into the community...
We're expecting! We're expecting to donate hundreds of essential baby items that support at-risk mothers. United Way's Community Baby Shower is an annual event that provides basic supplies and support to give babies a healthy start.   United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is committed to helping move people towards greater financial self-sufficiency and stability. In Washtenaw County, 1 in 3 families struggle to meet the basic needs of their...
During high school years, many students are recognized for the time and effort they put into sports and music. Finding the time to devote to volunteerism can be hard for all of us but especially for teens who are already juggling responsibilities of school, family, sports, work, and other activities. Making time for volunteerism is every bit as important as other commitments that teens have, so United Way dedicates time each spring to recognize...
ANN ARBOR, MI (April 5, 2019) - United Way of Washtenaw County is proud to announce that Amanda Reel, Community Impact and Volunteer Center Manager has been selected as a Community Engagement Fellow on behalf of the Michigan Community Service Commission. Reel desires to help expand and influence engagement and volunteerism in Washtenaw County.   The Michigan Community Service Commission empowers volunteers to tackle Michigan's most pressing...
ANN ARBOR, MI (February 25, 2019)- To meet the emergent, unmet community need in the Lincoln Consolidated School District, United Way of Washtenaw County awarded Community Action Network (CAN) a $15,000 grant to expand its after-school programming, which includes education and housing stabilization, to students and families at Brick Elementary.   "United Way of Washtenaw County has been an incredible partner over the years and this expansion to...
ANN ARBOR, MI (January 8, 2019)- In response to home fires that left families homeless at Hamilton Crossing, United Way of Washtenaw County awarded Eastern Michigan University a $3,000 grant to subsidize the cost of renter’s insurance for Hamilton Crossing residents. This grant will provide renter’s insurance to families to protect their personal property in the event of a fire, theft or natural disaster. “United Way providing the grant will...
ANN ARBOR, MI (January 11, 2019)- United Way of Washtenaw County is pleased to announce two newly elected board members, Justin Bagdady, Bodman PLC lawyer and Jason Gold, trainer for Michigan’s Adverse Childhood Experiences. Justin Bagdady is a lawyer for Bodman PLC in Ann Arbor after spending over five years of practice in Washington D.C. As a result of being a community member of Washtenaw County since 2015, Bodman recently joined the audit...
ANN ARBOR, MI (December 20, 2018) - United Way of Washtenaw County awarded Saline Area Social Service (SASS) a $5,000 grant to support the basic needs of the individuals and families they serve. In Washtenaw County, a gap persists between those who are financially secure and those who are living ‘on the brink.’ “Although one of the most affluent counties in Michigan—nearly one third of households report an annual income greater than $100,000--...
ANN ARBOR, MI (December 3, 2018) – The University of Michigan Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs has been selected by the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) Women United  group as the 2019 Woman of the Year. Dr. Pierce will be honored at the UWWC’s Power of the Purse event on March 14, 2019, at The Kensington Hotel on State Street. “Dr. Pierce exemplifies what the Power of the Purse initiative is about: women taking action to...

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