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ANN ARBOR, MI (March 13, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has been established for people that want to donate to help meet emerging and critical needs in the community related the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know that additional resources will be necessary to meet the growing needs caused by the outbreak.,” shared Pam Smith, President and CEO of UWWC. “100% of the funds raised will be used to...
IF you need HELP Call 2-1-1  Our 24/7 hotline that can connect you to services in our community. IF you want to know more about the virus Washtenaw County Public Health Department is the designated source for information on the Coronavirus, visit the dedicated website. They update their website regularly as they receive new information.  Visit michigan.gov/coronavirus to receive more information from the MDHHS. Hear from Washtenaw County...
ANN ARBOR, MI (February 3, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) hosted a 21-Day Equity Challenge to build our community’s awareness on the ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our work and lives. UWWC has a vision that by 2030, your zip code will no longer predict your opportunity in life. At present, in Washtenaw County, it does.    “The United Way believed our community would embrace this challenging work...
United Way of Washtenaw County Announces Molly Dobson as 2020 Woman of the Year Leading Community Philanthropist to be honored at Power of the Purse event March 3, 2020 ANN ARBOR, MI (December 16, 2019) – Leading community philanthropist, Molly Dobson, with a lifetime of giving back to the community, has been selected by United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) Women United group as the 2020 Woman of the Year. Mrs. Dobson will be honored at UWWC’s...
Catchafire Opportunity for Capacity-Building United Way of Washtenaw County and the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders are excited to be co-funding, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, to bring the Catchafire platform to Washtenaw County! What is Catchafire?Catchafire is a platform that supports nonprofits around their capacity-building needs. They match highly-skilled professionals who want to donate their time and talent with...
ANN ARBOR, MI (November 12, 2019)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces recipients of its Opportunity Fund grants.  A total of 13 programs are receiving nearly $200,000 to address the downstream impacts of continued racial and economic inequity in Washtenaw County.  Funded organizations are delivering solutions that prioritize people with low incomes and communities of color.  “UWWC is working towards a time where, in Washtenaw County...
Washtenaw County was recently awarded the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE) and selected to provide free financial services to low-income residents as public service. United Way will partner with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development in providing these services through our free financial coaching program. The CFE works to improve the financial stability of low-to-moderate income households and embed programs...
  United Way of Washtenaw County is Proud to Announce AmeriCorps Members  ANN ARBOR, MI (October 16, 2019)—To date, more than one million Americans have strengthened their communities through a term of service with AmeriCorps, a branch of the Corporation for National & Community Service.  As part of this nationwide effort, The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) has placed AmeriCorps State members at fifteen...
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...

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