Five questions with Dr. Darienne Driver: A glimpse into her leadership style and the future of United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Five questions with Dr. Darienne Driver: A glimpse into her leadership style and the future of United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Dr. Darienne Driver will undoubtedly bring new perspectives as a former superintendent and educator, and as the first woman and woman of color to lead...

July 11, 2018

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Basic needs partners help United Way build a stronger safety net

Basic needs partners help United Way build a stronger safety net

Forty percent of Americans struggle to afford basic needs like housing, child care, food, health care and transportation. For many, one minor financial setback can...

June 1, 2018

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Uniting through data, discussion and collaboration

Uniting through data, discussion and collaboration

While Southeastern Michigan unemployment numbers continue to drop, wages have stagnated. The median household incomes for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have fallen 22 percent...

May 17, 2018

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5 ways to give back during the holiday season

5 ways to give back during the holiday season

The holiday season is a great time for giving—and not just gifts to your friends and family. Studies show that giving back is good for your...

December 7, 2017

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Living United is a lifestyle

Living United is a lifestyle

Editor's note: United Way Brand Ambassador Mahogany Jones shares her volunteer experience at United Way's Find Your Future: Career Exploration Fair. Learn about more volunteer...

November 21, 2017

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Tips for being an educated, empowered voter

Tips for being an educated, empowered voter

Lacy Dawson of advocacy coalition Michigan Voice has a message for eligible voters: "It's not as difficult to vote as you think it is."  Dawson and panelists from the Michigan...

November 3, 2017

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Furniture Bank and United Way: Fresh paint and a lengthy partnership

Furniture Bank and United Way: Fresh paint and a lengthy partnership

If you take a peek inside the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan warehouse, you’ll find it to be more of a bright, beautiful and inviting...

November 1, 2017

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Run United team gives back through Detroit marathon

Run United team gives back through Detroit marathon

When Mike Hansen signed up with his wife and daughter to volunteer for the Detroit Free Press Marathon's 5K race on Oct. 14, he knew...

October 24, 2017

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Showing Spirit

Showing Spirit

With a recent costume change, the Spirit of Detroit has fine taste in fashion. The statue will wear a Live United shirt through Sept. 10....

September 6, 2017

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Labor and United Way: Standing together for more than 75 years

Labor and United Way: Standing together for more than 75 years

For more than 75 years, United Way and labor have made a difference together in Southeastern Michigan. From feeding children to hosting school supply drives,...

September 1, 2017

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