BENEFITING: SHIAWASSEE UNITED WAY
ORGANIZER: SHIAWASSEE UNITED WAY
SHIAWASSEE UNITED WAY wrote -
This is James. James was undergoing cancer treatment. His insurance co-pays left him without any money to buy food despite the fact that he had a job. He was glad that he gave in the past to Shiawassee United Way through his worksite campaign so that there were Hunger Network pantries close to his home where he could receive food each week until he was through with chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
What We Do
We address the root causes of poverty in Shiawassee County by funding programs at local agencies, administering the Hunger Network, offering the community the 2-1-1 help line, and working to help efficiently provide services to the people in our communities. It is envisioned that this combination of funding , collaborative efforts and intiatives will result in lasting, measurable change for people in Shiawassee County.
Shiawassee United Way works with government, non-profit, for profit organizations, and public schools to form collaborations and partnerships to avoid unnecessary duplications of service. This ensures that your dollars are used efficiently and effectively to address the root causes of poverty and advance the common good in our community.
Michigan Association of United Ways Alice Project
Did you know that 41% of all Shiawassee County households cannot afford even the basic needs? ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, are households that earn more than the U. S. poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county.
Learn more about the United Way ALICE Project and read the Michigan Report in its entirety here.
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