The “Fill the Cart” community-wide collection drive brings together much-needed items that will ease the burden on children, families, seniors, and veterans who are struggling to meet their basic needs.
On Day of Action, more than 1,000 volunteers will come together in service to assemble ready-to-prepare meals that will be distributed through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to food pantries across Kent County.
Help us “stuff the bus” with donated back-to-school supplies and ensure that local students start their new school year ready to learn! You can sign-up your workplace, church, school, or community space as a collection site for this annual drive.
Join us while we kick off our 100th annual fundraising campaign with a day of service and appreciation!
County and city officials will declare January 19, 2017 “Live United Day” in celebration of Heart of West Michigan United Way’s 100 year anniversary. In the spirit of United Way, volunteers and staff will be performing Acts of Kindness throughout the day -- and we encourage you to join in too!
Leadership Circle Members,
Please join us Tuesday, November 29 for our Leadership Circle Holiday Party to connect with other community leaders and toast the season of giving!
Reserve your spot(s) at https://uwleadership-nov.eventbrite.com.
Sponsored by Wolverine Worldwide.
Minding Your Money Workshop
Sponsored by Jeffrie L. Chappell of New York Life
Workshops: Budgeting, Understand Your Credit, and PLAN - Managing Your Financial Emergencies
Limited to 25 people. Childcare provided. Register at mindyourmoney.eventbrite.com or call 2-1-1 to register and guarantee your spot.
UNITE OUT: Cider + Sliders
Join us at Vander Mill Grand Rapids for live music by Sundry, free food and drinks.
RSVP at u-niteout2016.eventbrite.com
United Way Young Leaders Society
In conjunction with Heart of West Michigan United Way’s mission to reduce poverty, United Way Young Leaders Society exists to ignite the passions and recognize the talents of young professionals to advance sustainable solutions in West Michigan.
United Way's Schools of Hope Program pairs Volunteer Reading Tutors with students in grades 1-3 who are behind in reading to work one-on-one, once a week for 30 minutes. No experience necessary. We will train you to be a reading tutor!
Heart of West Michigan United Way campaign kick-off and Day of Caring.
100 volunteers will come together at The Equest Center in Rockford, a non profit organization that improves quality of life through equine-based therapy to physically, mentally and socially/emotionally challenged individuals. Their unique programs integrate academic, social and physical skills, using the horse as a catalyst.
We are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Successful proposals will be granted funding to meet critical needs of individuals and families in Kent County in the areas of family stability, youth education, and financial security. Learn more at this information session. Learn more about how to apply at this information session.
Come enjoy a local food, wine, cider & beer tasting event while supporting the Heart of West Michigan United Way's 2-1-1 health and human service hotline!
We are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Successful proposals will be granted funding to meet critical needs of individuals and families in Kent County in the areas of family stability, youth education, and financial security. Learn more at this information session.
Over 10,000 pairs of shoes at a savings of up to 80% off retail prices! Huge value on all of our brands: Bates, Cat Footwear, Harley-Davidson, Hush Puppies, Hytest, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sebago, Sperry Top-Sider, Stride Rite and Wolverine.
Community Impact Tours are a great way to see and learn about several United Way partner agencies that serve our community.
Every fall, we collect elementary school supplies for children in the Schools of Hope Reading Program to make sure our students are starting the school year ready to learn.
Join hundreds of volunteers to help package 60,000 meals for local food pantries.
Heart of West Michigan United Way celebrates the generosity and giving spirit of the community.
Heart of West Michigan United Way celebrates the generosity of the Tocqueville Society.
Introducing Life Reimagined Checkup, a free two-hour experience to help you get inspired about your possibilities.
Evening reception for United Way Leadership Circle members.
United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition partners with Steelcase’s Finance Department to host a Community Day offering free tax prep and e-filing.