All Donations Stay in Shiawassee County to Serve the People of Shiawassee County.

Our work

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.

Learn about "The New Face of Hunger" by reading this article.


What's New


2016 Letter Carriers' Food Drive

May 14, 2016

Collect and bag non-perishable food items
Place by mailbox on Saturday, May 14 for your letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

It's that easy to make a difference.

For more information, click here

Meijer Simply Give
May 8 - June 19, 2016
How does it work? Click here to find out!


CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

To learn more about 2-1-1, click here