Women United

Since 2002, United Way’s worldwide network women’s leadership groups have raised more than $1 billion to drive lasting change in local communities. Locally, Women United is a dynamic, philanthropic group dedicated to promoting our Bib to Backpack work. Beyond making an annual financial contribution, members contribute their time, professional expertise and talent to ensure that parents and caregivers in our region have the tools they need to help the children in their lives be successful.

416 Members

185 Volunteer Hours

11 Impact Events

Feb 2018

15
Thu
VOLUNTEER: Sort donations at Focus Detroit

Primary work will be sorting through...

Mar 2018

8
Thu
Women of Influence Summit

Please celebrate International Women’s Day with...

19
Mon
Volunteer: Baby Bundle assembly

Baby Bundles are one way that...

21
Wed
Learn United Tour

Join us at our headquarters to...

22
Thu
VOLUNTEER: Mobile pantry with Project Healthy Community

Every month, PHC distributes around 22,000lbs...

27
Tue
Learn United Tour

Join us at our headquarters to...

Apr 2018

21
Sat
Volunteer: Baby Bundle assembly

Baby Bundles are one way that...

Jul 2018

20
Fri
Coffee and Conversation

Join us to learn more about...

VOLUNTEER: Sort donations at Focus Detroit

Thursday February 15, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1300 W. Canfield St.
Detroit

Primary work will be sorting through clothing and food donations and organizing the pantry and storage closets so families can access needed resources and possibly a weekend food sack assembly.

Women of Influence Summit

Thursday March 8, 2018 - 7 - 9:45 a.m.
Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit

Please celebrate International Women’s Day with us at the 2nd Annual Women of Influence Summit. Presented by DTE Energy, the event is hosted by United Way’s Women United, a group dedicated to improving the lives of children in our region.

WDIV-TV anchor and reporter Sandra Ali will serve as master of ceremonies. MGM Grand Detroit Senior Vice President Juliette Okotie-Eboh — author of the new book “10 Things I Know” — will give the keynote speech. Our fireside chat this year features Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan, JoAnn Chavez, VP, Legal & Chief Tax Officer at DTE Energy, and Hon. Roberta Archer, 36th District Judge.

We will also share how you can support our early childhood development work and make a lasting difference.

Volunteer: Baby Bundle assembly

Monday March 19, 2018 - 5 - 6:30 p.m.
660 Woodward Ave
Suite 300
Detroit

Baby Bundles are one way that we are seeking to engage parents early-on in their child’s development. These bundles include essential items as well as important information on United Way’s Bib to Backpack initiative and the programs and tools that parents can easily tap into. The bundles are put together by caring volunteers and are distributed to expecting and new mothers throughout the community to engage them in the system of care that United Way has built around empowering parents to be the best that they can be.

Volunteers will help to create Baby Bundles and write encouragement cards for new parents.

Learn United Tour

Wednesday March 21, 2018 - 5 - 6 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit

Join us at our headquarters to learn about the impact Women United is making through giving, advocating and volunteering with United Way.

VOLUNTEER: Mobile pantry with Project Healthy Community

Thursday March 22, 2018 - 7:30 - 11 a.m.
14000 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit

Every month, PHC distributes around 22,000lbs of food to individuals and families in the city of Detroit. Volunteers package and distribute healthy food to over 400 families that attend each month. Food is also delivered to the senior center neighboring the Northwest Activities Center and an area adult day care.

Learn United Tour

Tuesday March 27, 2018 - 5 - 6 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit

Join us at our headquarters to learn about the impact Women United is making through giving, advocating and volunteering with United Way.

Volunteer: Baby Bundle assembly

Saturday April 21, 2018 - 5 - 6:30 p.m.
660 Woodward Ave
Suite 300
Detroit

Baby Bundles are one way that we are seeking to engage parents early-on in their child’s development. These bundles include essential items as well as important information on United Way’s Bib to Backpack initiative and the programs and tools that parents can easily tap into. The bundles are put together by caring volunteers and are distributed to expecting and new mothers throughout the community to engage them in the system of care that United Way has built around empowering parents to be the best that they can be.

Volunteers will help to create Baby Bundles and write encouragement cards for new parents.

Coffee and Conversation

Friday July 20, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit

Join us to learn more about our Bib to Backpack initiatives and program with Jenny Callans, Director of Early Development at United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Testimonials

Learn why these leaders members joined Women United

Rema Nasif

Rema Nasif

"I'm able to get involved in our community, support women and help foster early education with their children. The mission of United Way and Women United is strong and I am honored to be a part of it."

Aimee Argel

Aimee Argel

"I joined Women United because I know how powerful women can be when they come together to make a difference."

Heather Toutant

Heather Toutant

"Being involved with Women United allows me the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of children in my community."