June 2017 NEWSLETTER

Schools almost out!  Kick off for a wonderful Northern Michigan Summer!  Be safe in all your travels & watch out for children playing!  United Way will be here for you all summer!  Be sure to take advantage of the nutrition classes for Project Fresh and then use the food coupons you will be awarded for attending, at our local Farmer’s Market.  There is NOTHING like fresh, local-grown produce to nourish the body!  We also help with needed gas assistance if you are having difficulty making it to your medical appointments.  United Way also can connect you to our Cancer Care Fund and Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group.  United Way fights for the Health, Education & Financial Stability of every person in every community!

 

Do you know ALICE?

ALICE 20170001The United Way ALICE Report provides the comprehensive look at Michigan residents who are struggling financially. Many households are living below the Federal Poverty Level, but an even greater number households are what United Way calls ALICE – an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

United Ways of Michigan are dedicated to fighting for health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Through programs that support ALICE families, workplaces, and communities, United Way is working to address the range of issues that face ALICE. We invite you to discuss community solutions to these issues with us and see how we can work together to better our community. Here is the full ALICE report: 16UW+ALICE+Report_MIUpdate_3.24.17_

SAVE THE DATE!

W4W Logo (2) (640x412) (300x193) Save the Date: February 18th for the 8th Annual Walk for Warmth!

In Cheboygan County, our families, friends and neighbors are struggling financially more today than at any other time in recent memory; many to the point where they must decide between providing food for their family or heat their home.  This should not be! Walk for Warmth is concerned citizens coming together taking steps to heat homes.

Start a Team or join us for a walk on your own…… challenge your friends and family….make a difference in your community! Registration and Pledge Forms are available on our W4W website, http://www.cheboyganw4w.com

Our goal this year is $20,000.00 and we need your help!  We serve all residents in Cheboygan County who need help. The money we raise STAYS HERE!! If you have any question or would like to volunteer with the event please call us at 231-627-2288.

Walk for Warmth – Utility Assistance Available

W4W Logo (2) (640x412) (300x193)The 7th Annual Walk for Warmth was a success! To date we have raised over $18,000.00.

W4W is a utility assistance program here at United Way. Our goal is to help families in Cheboygan County stay warm! Our funds are used to help fill gaps in the system, targeting families that work and don’t qualify for other assistance programs. One unexpected event can leave families short on funds, we want to help keep them on track. We also help those who get assistance from other agencies as well, there are limits and guidelines we follow to make sure our funds are used in an efficient way. We also have budgeting classes to help families become self sufficient.

Check out the Walk for Warmth website for more information: http://cheboyganw4w.com/

VITA has another Successful Tax Year!

tax2The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance team had yet another very successful year! As a matter of fact the highest numbers of any other season. Check out the VITA tab above…….you will be amazed! GREAT JOB!

FYI: If you would like to volunteer for the next tax season let us know…..we could use more volunteers.

Stuff the Bus Wrap Up Party!

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FRIDAY 8/21/2015

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

PLEASE JOIN US AT

CALCITE CREDIT UNION

FOR A

HOT DOG LUNCH

BY DONATION

STUFF THE BUS WRAP UP PARTY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST

SPONSORED BY

DUKE’S DOGS

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARD

CALCITE CU/UNITED WAY’S

STUFF THE BUS PROJECT

Big Country 102.9 will be there along with the Michigan State Police Kids finger print/ID Kits

6th Annual Stuff the Bus

11x17_stuff_the_bus_2013_0Cheboygan County United Way is excited to Sponsor, along with our Partners at Calcite Credit Union, the 6th Annual “STUFF THE BUS”!
Our Goal is to make sure children in our community have the school supplies they need to start the new school year.
The supplies collected will be distributed to schools throughout Cheboygan County.
Stuff the Bus event will run July 13th – August 21st
To Volunteer or donate please contact:
Tracy at: 231-627-2288 or Sarah at: 231-597-9660