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.
Our Volunteer Center will be organizing dozens of projects for this year's Day of Caring, Kent County's largest corporate volunteering event. Mark your calendars!
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.
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
We are proud to celebrate 100 years in Kent County! At Celebrate United, we will honor legends of our past and thank the leaders of today who are working to make our community a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/kctcc or call 2-1-1 for more information.
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.
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.
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.