United Way’s 2-1-1 provides a boost toward a better life

United Way’s 2-1-1 provides a boost toward a better life

Four years ago, Daisjona Whitson was at her lowest point. Daisjona was already behind on rent when the father of her children was arrested and...

November 20, 2018

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Let’s FEAST! United Way program empowers parents to raise happy, healthy eaters

Let’s FEAST! United Way program empowers parents to raise happy, healthy eaters

It’s dinnertime at the Dearborn home of Sudoos Hamood. Her five children make their way to the round, wooden table where they begin to help themselves to platters...

October 18, 2018

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Volunteers make Meet Up and Eat Up a summer success

Volunteers make Meet Up and Eat Up a summer success

In neighborhoods across the state, block parties are synonymous with summer. The sound of music playing coupled with the promise of food, friends, and fun is...

August 29, 2018

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United Way app improves Meet Up and Eat Up summer meal sites

United Way app improves Meet Up and Eat Up summer meal sites

For many kids in our community, summer break can be a time of uncertainty when they no longer have access to free and reduced school...

August 28, 2018

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United Way block parties serve up fun and food to hundreds

United Way block parties serve up fun and food to hundreds

Ashley Pruitt was shopping for groceries in her Southwest Detroit neighborhood when she saw a flier for an event that she thought her children—Aydinn, Athena...

July 19, 2018

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Tips for building healthy family mealtime habits

Tips for building healthy family mealtime habits

Editor's Note: This blog post originally ran in Metro Parent Magazine. Summer can be a tough time to get kids to eat a well-balanced diet. School's out, schedules...

July 11, 2018

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This summer, try these recipes with your family

This summer, try these recipes with your family

Summertime is a great season to try new foods with your family. School's out, schedules are looser and many fruits and vegetables are in season....

July 9, 2018

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Start summer right with Meet Up and Eat Up!

Start summer right with Meet Up and Eat Up!

Start your summer right with Meet Up and Eat Up! Our Meet Up and Eat Up program provides free meals to everyone 18 and younger....

June 20, 2018

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Gov. Snyder: Veto Medicaid work requirements

Gov. Snyder: Veto Medicaid work requirements

Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30113 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: Thanks to your leadership, the Healthy Michigan program made it possible for our...

June 7, 2018

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Time to Care

Time to Care

Today, 1.6 million Michiganders have no access to paid sick time at work. This puts the health and economic stability of families and children at...

May 29, 2018

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