Stuff the Bus
Jul
24
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.

Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Tent Sale
Aug
24
9:00 am09:00

Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Tent Sale

  • Wolverine Worldwide Global Headquarters

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.

Sep
15
9:00 am09:00

Day of Caring

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!


Food From the Heart
Jun
21
9:30 am09:30

Food From the Heart

  • Van Andel Arena

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.

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

Celebrate United: Legends and Leaders
May
1
5:30 pm17:30

Celebrate United: Legends and Leaders

  • DeVos Place

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.

Mar
22
5:00 pm17:00

United out: Sort-a-Social

  • Vander Mill Grand Rapids

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. 

Mar
22
3:30 pm15:30

UNITE OUT: On the Road

  • Vander Mill Grand Rapids

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.

Mar
1
Mar 31

Fill the Cart Collection Drive

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.

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.

Feb
14
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/kctcc or call 2-1-1 for more information.

2017 Tax Season Kick off & EITC Awareness Day
Jan
27
10:00 am10:00

2017 Tax Season Kick off & EITC Awareness Day

  • LINC

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.

Jan
19
9:00 am09:00

Live United Day: 100 Year Anniversary!

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!

United Way Leadership Circle Holiday Party
Nov
29
6:00 pm18:00

United Way Leadership Circle Holiday Party

  • The Gallery at Bar Divani

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
Nov
12
9:00 am09:00

Minding Your Money Workshop

  • Madison Place

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
Nov
9
5:30 pm17:30

UNITE OUT: Cider + Sliders

  • Vander Mill Grand Rapids

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.

Schools of Hope Volunteer Training
Sep
19
3:00 pm15:00

Schools of Hope Volunteer Training

  • Heart of West Michigan United Way

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!

Day of Caring: Public Volunteer Opportunity
Sep
16
9:00 am09:00

Day of Caring: Public Volunteer Opportunity

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.

Information Session: Community Impact Grants
Sep
13
10:30 pm22:30

Information Session: Community Impact Grants

  • Heart of West Michigan United Way

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. 

Information Session: Community Impact Grants
Sep
9
3:00 pm15:00

Information Session: Community Impact Grants

  • Heart of West Michigan United Way

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.

Wolverine Worldwide Shoe Sale
Aug
25
8:00 am08:00

Wolverine Worldwide Shoe Sale

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 Tour
Aug
11
3:00 pm15:00

Community Impact Tour

Community Impact Tours are a great way to see and learn about several United Way partner agencies that serve our community.

Stuff the Bus
Aug
1
Aug 15

Stuff the Bus

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.

Celebrate United
May
2
5:30 pm17:30

Celebrate United

  • New Vintage Place

Heart of West Michigan United Way celebrates the generosity and giving spirit of the community.

Life Reimagined Checkup
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Life Reimagined Checkup

  • Heart of West Michigan United Way

Introducing Life Reimagined Checkup, a free two-hour experience to help you get inspired about your possibilities.

Community Tax Prep Day
Feb
16
3:00 pm15:00

Community Tax Prep Day

  • Steelcase University

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.