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“Volunteering is a really fun way to be involved and make a difference” says Emily Meyerson who may not have grown up here, but for whom Petoskey is definitely home. Emily Meyerson is Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer of the Month for July. Meyerson volunteers for the city of Petoskey’s Planning Commission. She attends their monthly meetings to...
 Many people don’t know what the United Way does, so we appreciate having volunteers like Marty Van De Car, a personable gentleman who is well known in the area. Marty Van De Car is Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer of the Month for June.   Volunteering for Char-Em United Way has helped Marty get to know his community in a very different way....
 There are many different ways that someone can help their community. Volunteering time and donating items are two ways that Bill McMaster chooses to give back to his community. Bill is Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer of the Month for May.  “I’ve been successful with my business” says Bill talking about Bill’s Farm Market. He has a passion for...
In 2012, the United Way of Northern New Jersey released its first statewide ALICE report, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  The individuals known as ALICE live and work in our communities, yet do not earn enough to afford basic necessities.   In Charlevoix & Emmet Counties ALICE represents 38% of households - the...
The board of directors and staff at the United Way announced their upcoming primary focus based on a report that is the culmination of more than a year spent in strategy work to define how best to advance their mission. It draws on reflections by the staff and board about how effective they have been at creating desired outcomes in the...
Each year on or around June 21, Char-Em United Way invites their communities to improve the conditions in which they live by volunteering during our Day of Action. On this year's United Way Day of Action, volunteers will be reading to about 320 children in the Char-Em county at daycares, libraries and bookstores to promote early childhood...
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Department at the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is pleased to announce the release of our very own digital story dedicated to infant safe sleep promotion for tribal communities in Michigan. The story follows staff and grandmothers as they describe the importance of keeping our moms and babies safe by...
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Char-Em United Way, I would like to thank the many donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make our 6th Annual “Instant Wine Cellar” a huge success. A special thank you to our sponsors; Fabiano Bros. Distributors, Lite 96, Fifth Third Bank, Harbor Brenn Agencies, Dave Kring Chevrolet and Cadillac,...

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