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.
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.
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.
Join Heart of West Michigan United Way for a thought-provoking community conversation on our focus area of Family Stability, which includes issues related to housing, food security, mental/behavioral health, and family crisis.
Wolverine Worldwide's annual shoe sale is our largest single-day fundraiser. Shoppers can expect to find their favorite Wolverine Worldwide footwear and apparel in various sizes and styles, with discounts up to 70% off suggested retail price.
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.
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!)
Wolverine Worldwide is hosting their annual United Way Super Mega Tent Sale for the West Michigan community. Shoppers can expect to find their favorite Wolverine Worldwide footwear and apparel in various sizes and styles, with discounts up to 70% off suggested retail price.
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
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.