The Community Campaign
In June 2017, the United Way Board of Trustees set a bold goal to raise $1,000,000 during the 2017-18 Community Campaign to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families. This includes a Gratiot County goal of $450,000 and an Isabella County goal of $550,000.
United Way: Give today, change tomorrow!
In FY18, nearly all of our internal operating expenses are being covered by corporate gifts, foundation grants and support from our Signature Partners. As a result, 93% of each individual contribution made through United Way's Community Investment Fund is being invested back into the local community through programs and services offered by local nonprofit organizations. That's 93 cents on every dollar donated!
The Community Investment Fund is the most powerful way to invest your contribution. Each year, a group of dedicated local volunteers reviews program grant requests from local nonprofit organizations to determine how to most effectively invest your contribution to make a difference right in your community. Learn more here.
You may contribute directly to United Way securely with a credit or debit card at uwgic.org/donate.
Donate by Check
Mail your check (payable to "United Way") to 525 N. State Street, Suite 1, Alma, MI 48801 (Gratiot County) or 524 E. Mosher Street, Suite 400, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (Isabella County).
Donate with Easy Payroll Deduction
Many local businesses provide their employees a unique opportunity to contribute through Easy Payroll Deduction. Check this list, or consult with your Human Resources/Payroll department to see if this may be an option for you.
If your company would like to start an Employee Campaign, please contact our office at 989-773-9863 for details. It is a quick and easy process. We have a toolkit of resources available for employee campaign coordinators, and an online system for Easy Payroll Deduction available for use by companies and organizations.