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United Way is seeking an AmeriCorps member for Year Two of our Education Initiative.  Position will start at the beginning of August.  This is a full-time Education Support AmeriCorps Member, as a volunteer position that provides a financial stipend and an educational award. This is a wonderful way to make a difference in our community.  Read the...
Project Connect 2012-Summary of Services Provided 718 People Came – 586 Adults, 127 children61.25% Emmet County – 28.4% Charlevoix County – 10.34% Other 68 Agencies and Businesses Participated – value $37,762105 Volunteers Helped – 1004 hours valued at $21,877In Kind Donations – $14,769  Items/Services Provided to Guests 600    Bags of Food  400...
This year the Char-Em United Way is encouraging Michigan residents to “check off” for the United Way Fund on Michigan tax returns. Tax form 4642 will allow people to donate all or part of their 2016 Michigan tax return to the United Way Fund, a fund created to help Michigan’s needy families with their most basic needs. The fund helps provide food...
Our new Benefits Access Initiative will help families access private and public benefits for which they qualify.  The goal is to improve the financial stability of families in our community.  Read More.
We have just awarded $25,000 from our Emerging Needs Fund for special projects to be completed within the first quarter of 2012.  Read More.
Our 2012 Community Investment Allocation process has begun.  Non-profit agencies which provide programs and services meeting the health and human service needs of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding. Click here to learn more. 
Click on the links below to watch our series of short Focus videos to learn more about our work and opportunities to make a difference in our community.EDUCATIONEarly childhood education is a great investment, says Ardith Hawley.INCOMEMany local agencies help families improve their financial stability. Roman Hank tells how.HEALTHDental Clinics...
Thanks to everyone who made our recent Small Business Blitz a success.  On Thursday, September 29, United Way volunteers visited and called nearly 1,000 small businesses in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. As of today, 146 business and individual donors contributed to United Way during the Blitz – 96 of them new business donors, with donations still...
We officially kicked of the 2011 Char-Em United Way Campaign and Day of Caring September 15 at kickoff breakfasts at Fletch's in Petoskey and Harbor Industries in Charlevoix.United Way Campaign Co-Chairs, Drs. Melanie Manary and Reed Freidinger, were on hand to start the official United Way fundraising campaign and welcome the Day of Caring...
Recent disasters, now covering more than a dozen states, are devastating the Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast. The United Ways of the Midwest and South Disaster Fund provides emergency assistance, such as help with food and shelter, as well as support for long-term recovery efforts in education, financial stability and health to rebuild lives...

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