In Southeastern Michigan, nearly 40 percent of families struggle to meet their basic needs. At United Way, we mobilize a network of hundreds of partners and thousands of donors, advocates and volunteers to build equitable communities where households are stable and children thrive.

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Our Vision

Equitable Communities
Stable Households
Thriving Children

All people experience authentic inclusion and have equitable access to resources and opportunities

United Way for Southeastern Michigan is committed to deconstructing systemic racism and institutional bias while promoting diversity, equity and inclusion as a core value in every aspect of our work.

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Families can meet their basic needs and access financial skills, resources and support

If families can’t meet their basic needs now, they can’t prepare for the future. Through our 2-1-1 helpline and strategic investment in our partner organizations, we help people get out of crisis—and stay out.

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Children start kindergarten ready to learn and can succeed in school and life

If we don’t invest in our children, they’ll never be able to break the cycle and build a better life. We make sure children start school ready to succeed and graduate prepared to build a better life.

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Give

Every dollar matters. Your generosity funds work that makes positive, sustainable change.

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Advocate

Your voice is powerful.
Raise awareness about causes
that affect critical public policies.

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Volunteer

Sharing your time is invaluable. Join the thousands of volunteers who impact lives every day.

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Our Impact

UNITED WAY CELEBRATES DAY OF ACTION

Each year, on or around June 21, individuals and groups take action to improve and engage in their communities through volunteer activities.

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UNITED WAY CELEBRATES DAY OF ACTION

Each year, on or around June 21, individuals and groups take action to improve and engage in their communities through volunteer activities.

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MORE THAN 8,000 COMMUNITY MEMBERS JOIN SECOND ANNUAL EQUITY CHALLENGE

At United Way, we know that addressing inequity is critical to accomplishing our mission of building equitable communities of stable households and thriving children. But to do so, we must understand our history and what drives these disparities.

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MORE THAN 8,000 COMMUNITY MEMBERS JOIN SECOND ANNUAL EQUITY CHALLENGE

At United Way, we know that addressing inequity is critical to accomplishing our mission of building equitable communities of stable households and thriving children. But to do so, we must understand our history and what drives these disparities.

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Volunteer With Us

Make a difference today — and every day. Our volunteer portal makes it easy to find ways to give back.

Volunteer Today

Volunteer With Us

Make a difference today — and every day. Our volunteer portal makes it easy to find ways to give back.

Volunteer Today

5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SKILLED TRADE JOBS

The pandemic has caused many to rethink their career goals and future priorities, and students are no exception.

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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SKILLED TRADE JOBS

The pandemic has caused many to rethink their career goals and future priorities, and students are no exception.

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS

Join us for a series of 30-minute virtual community conversations around topics that impact your life.

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VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS

Join us for a series of 30-minute virtual community conversations around topics that impact your life.

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FAMILIES MAXIMIZE REFUNDS BY VISITING FREE TAX SITES

From childcare and education resources to free tax prep and financial coaching, United Way for Southeastern Michigan partners with hundreds of organizations across the region to provide services that help families become stable and ensure children can thrive.

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FAMILIES MAXIMIZE REFUNDS BY VISITING FREE TAX SITES

From childcare and education resources to free tax prep and financial coaching, United Way for Southeastern Michigan partners with hundreds of organizations across the region to provide services that help families become stable and ensure children can thrive.

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Partner Tools

Corporate Campaign Toolkit

Learn how your company can Live United through a workforce campaign.

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Corporate Campaign Toolkit

Learn how your company can Live United through a workforce campaign.

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Partner Impact Toolkits

Help us spread the word about Meet Up and Eat Up, 2-1-1 and more! Find easy-to-use resources in our Partner Toolkits.

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Partner Impact Toolkits

Help us spread the word about Meet Up and Eat Up, 2-1-1 and more! Find easy-to-use resources in our Partner Toolkits.

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