August 2017 Newsletter

We are kicking off our Stuff the Bus campaign!  Please look for the small yellow buses in various Cheboygan localities & merchants helping us with this project.  You will find them at:  Dollar General, Citizens National Bank, Wheeler Motors, Calcite Credit Union, among other contributors.  Any spare change no matter how small is appreciated!  This helps teachers & children in all the elementary classrooms in Cheboygan County.  If you want to sponsor a particular classroom (could be your child or grandchildren or favorite school!) please see our form for sponsorship/donation on this website or contact us at:  520 North Main Street, Suite #106, Cheboygan, Michigan 49721 or call 231-627-2288 for more information.

Friday, August 25th between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. you will see a BIG school bus at the WalMart Supercenter in Cheboygan.  Donations of pens, Kleenex tissues, markers, glue sticks, scissors, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, copy paper, crayons, etc. can be dropped off there.  Just in time for the kids to go back to school!  Thank you in advance for your help!

Stuff the Bus Sponsor letter


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_

Walk for Warmth – Utility Assistance Available

W4W Logo (2) (640x412) (300x193)The 9th Annual Walk for Warmth was a success! To date we have raised over $20,000.00.

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: