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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.