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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Lawmakers celebrate school breakfast success at Hazel Park High School

Lawmakers celebrate school breakfast success at Hazel Park High School

It's been a long time since Michigan lawmakers had to wake up before the sun rose to make it to class in time for the first bell, but on March 9,...

March 14, 2018

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United Way joins day of action to urge Congress to protect SNAP

United Way joins day of action to urge Congress to protect SNAP

More than 40 million people in the United States are food insecure, according to the USDA, which means they don’t have access to the nutritious foods they need. In Southeastern Michigan, that's...

February 27, 2018

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United Way trains caregivers on car seat and sleep safety

United Way trains caregivers on car seat and sleep safety

Shareece Williams felt helpless. A few years ago, her shift as an overnight nurse was winding down. She was looking forward to spending her birthday...

February 7, 2018

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Earned Paid Sick Time

Earned Paid Sick Time

For too many Michigan workers, an illness like the flu or a fever presents a difficult decision: take unpaid sick time to rest and seek...

September 19, 2017

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