November 20, 2018

Giving thanks this season and beyond

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This Thanksgiving, as we consider all the things in life that we are thankful for, I want to thank you 

In the five months since I’ve joined the United Way family, I’ve been inspired by the passion and dedication I’ve seen from our community. 

Because of you, we’re able to do more to serve Southeastern Michigan. This year, you helped us provide 12,000 families with parenting resources, connect children with more than 1 million nutritious summer meals and offer financial training and services to nearly 32,000 individuals.  

These are just some of the ways you’ve helped us make a difference.  

And now, just in time for the holidays, we’re launching a new way for you to make giving back part of your everyday life. 

Seasons of Caring will make volunteerism easier during the holidays and beyond by connecting you with seasonal opportunities to give back. This season, you can sign up to deliver meals to senior citizens with our partner Focus: HOPE, give time at a local soup kitchen, or even “adopt” a family in need to make their holidays brighter.  

You can find all upcoming Seasons of Caring opportunities at UnitedWaySEM.org/Volunteer. 

There are so many ways that, together, we can create a better life for our friends and neighbors. Thank you for making it all possible. 

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. 

Darienne Driver