United for Impact
Jan
15
7:30 AM07:30

United for Impact

  • GVSU DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium (map)
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A CHANGE IS HAPPENING IN KENT COUNTY.
CAN YOU FEEL IT?

From helping more than 11,100 families find stable housing to getting 5,872 workers into new jobs and empowering 2,016 middle schoolers to improve performance in STEM, our partners are forever changing our community.

Last year, Heart of West Michigan United Way funded 45 programs to tackle our community’s most pressing issues. As we cross the halfway point in our grant cycle, their impact is unmistakable.

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Feel Good Friday
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Feel Good Friday

Fridays are about to get even better! Bring a teams of 10 volunteers for a half-day education and service. Volunteers will connect with United Way staff, help out at a local nonprofit, and strengthen relationships with members of their workplace team. Sign-up your team today! Space is limited.

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Pop Up Giving (PUG)
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Pop Up Giving (PUG)

Enjoy a fast, fun, impactful evening, and choose who you think should win some extra cash for their work. Each organization will get three minutes to explain who they are, what they do, and how they would use the extra money. At the end of it all, YOU decide who wins.

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Steelcase Community Tax Day
Feb
13
3:00 PM15:00

Steelcase Community Tax Day

Qualifying individuals and families with a household income of $55,000 or less can get their taxes prepped and filed for free. Appointments are not needed for this special Community Day. Clients must bring all required tax documents. Visit hwmuw.org/myfreetaxes or call 2-1-1 for more information.

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Young Leaders Society: Wags+Tags
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Young Leaders Society: Wags+Tags

Join us at Sietsema Orchards from 5 - 7 pm where you'll hear from our Community Impact team about some of the most pressing issues facing our community and learn how we can come together to support the effort to reduce poverty. Feel free to bring your dog along, because we have the entire orchard to ourselves! (Thanks, Sietsema!) 

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Stuff the Bus
Jul
24
to Aug 8

Stuff the Bus

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.

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UNITE OUT: WHITE-CAPPED
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

UNITE OUT: WHITE-CAPPED

Join our Young Leaders Society for an evening of baseball, food, friends, and family. Step up to the plate, and help us achieve our goal of reducing poverty by buying a ticket for the evening – 100% of which will go directly to Heart of West Michigan United Way! Your ticket includes entrance to the game, your spot on the Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Deck, and a food buffet

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Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

United out: Sort-a-Social

Volunteer with our Young Leaders Society to sort and count items that were donated during our community-wide Fill the Cart collection drives! Throughout March, we're expecting more than 10,000 toiletries, socks, feminine products, infant care items, and other basic needs supplies to be donated to our annual Fill the Cart drive. All of the donations will all be dropped-off at Vander Mill Cider, and we need your help sorting, counting, and repacking the donations to be distributed across our community. 

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Mar
22
3:30 PM15:30

UNITE OUT: On the Road

Road trip! Join our Young Leaders Society for a 90-minute Community Impact Tour. We'll travel to Arbor Circle and Migrant Legal Aid to take an in-depth look at mental health counseling, youth homelessness, wrap-around services, migrant workers, employment, and equity programs in our community.

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Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Steelcase Community Tax Day

Qualifying individuals and families with a household income of $55,000 or less can get their taxes prepped and filed for free with United Way's Kent County Tax Credit Coalition. Appointments are not needed for this special Community Day, and and all services are free. Clients must bring all required tax documents. Visit www.hwmuw.org/kctcc or call 2-1-1 for more information.

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2017 Tax Season Kick off & EITC Awareness Day
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

2017 Tax Season Kick off & EITC Awareness Day

The Kent County Tax Credit Coalition kicks off its 2017 tax season with an awareness event this Friday morning at LINC. Light refreshments will be served. The Coalition helps working individuals and families achieve economic success with free income tax return preparation and assistance with filing tax credit claims, including the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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