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United Way for Southeastern Michigan is the leader in the mobilization of people and resources to address immediate needs, and create and advocate for long-term change.

Watch our President and CEO Dr. Darienne Hudson and special guests discuss how we’re helping children thrive and empowering families to succeed — and how you can get involved.

Take the #StandUnited Challenge

At United Way for Southeastern Michigan, we know the power of Standing United. For our children. Our families. Our community. We fight for equity, we create change, and we work toward a better future — one where all households can become stable and all children can thrive.

Join us Sept. 14-18 for the #StandUnited Challenge. We’ll celebrate the progress we’ve made, learn about what still needs to be done, and make a commitment to work together to create a better tomorrow for Southeastern Michigan.

Challenge Day 1: Community

Sept. 14

We Stand United for our community as we work together to recover and build neighborhoods where everyone can thrive.

See below how your neighbors are Uniting for Southeastern Michigan, then share your own #StandUnited photo on social media. Click the link below to download your sign!


Challenge Day 2: Students

Sept. 15

We Stand United for children and students who need our support to grow, learn and thrive.

Help us ensure that families and students are prepared for education at home and can spend quality time together this fall. Sign up to build a Children and Family Enrichment Kit!


Challenge Day 3: Equity

Sept. 16

We Stand United for equity because what you look like and where you come from shouldn’t determine your access to basic needs, health care and education.

Join us for a special virtual town hall with Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist! The lieutenant governor with sit down with our President and CEO Dr. Darienne Hudson to discuss will discuss the work of the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, which he chairs. Click the button below to learn more.

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Challenge day 4: Change

Sept. 17

We Stand United for change because we know that together, we can build a stronger world for the generations to come.

There are so many ways to stay engaged in your community — like voting, completing the census, and advocating for policies that impact our future. Take action with us now.


Challenge Day 5: Family

Sept. 18

We Stand United for families that struggle to meet their basic needs. Share your family photo on social media and tell us why you #StandUnited for families across Southeastern Michigan.

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Share your photos on social media and tell us why YOU #StandUnited!

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