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Dear United Way Supporters:  I am very excited to be kicking off this 2015 United Way campaign, energized after the enthusiasm and success of the 2014 campaign (THANK YOU to all of those who provided support).  We raised a total of $364,951 which has been invested in our LOCAL partner agencies, LOCAL initiatives, and LOCAL community programs. ...
In observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance Char-Em United Way’s holds an annual Day of Caring, this year it was Friday, September 11. Hundreds of local volunteers along with thousands of other groups statewide and millions of people nationwide  pay tribute as part of the single-largest charitable service effort in the U.S....
Approximately 775 million people worldwide functionally illiterate. In Charlevoix and Emmet Counties it is estimated that 2.85% of adults are functionally illiterate.  To promote awareness in the hope of one day eradicating this ongoing human rights violation, the United Nations declared September 8th as International Literacy Day!...
The extra expenses associated with the start of school each year are difficult for many families. Char-Em United Way (CEUW) is asking the community to collect and donate school supplies to make this school year a successful one for every child. Char-Em United Way will host its annual school supply drive beginning August 3, and wrapping up on...
Through you - United Way made a difference in Jamie’s life Bergmann Center receives funding from Char-Em United Way to help adults with disabilities become active participants in their communities.  With this help Bergmann Center has been able to help Jamie go beyond her goals!  It all started six years ago when Jamie’s first goal of having a...
“POVERTY IN PARADISE” – THE REGION’S REACTIONConclusions from Community Conversations with Regional Leaders and Residents in Charlevoix and Emmet CountiesJune 2015 INTRODUCTIONAt the beginning of 2015, the Frey Foundation enlisted the Center for Michigan and its online newsmagazine, Bridge, to:1) Develop “a common set of facts” about poverty in...
Vista Volunteers are asked to write an occasional Blog during their year if service. Pat wrote a wonderful peice on all of the work happening here in Charlevoix & Emmet counties. We thought we'd shared it with you. http://www.mnavista.org/blog/pat-brewer-a-few-of-my-favorite-people-volu...  
Char-Em United Way is seeking a motivated, engaged individual interested in serving their community in a unique way. Want to learn more?   http://www.serveayear.org/say
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Char-Em United Way and myself, we would like to thank the many donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make our 2nd Annual “Toast to Literacy” a huge success. We want to extend a special thank you to our sponsors - Castle Farms, Consumers Energy, Northern Michigan Review, Petoskey Plastics,...
Char-Em United Way has welcomed Racheal Barkley as the agency’s new Office/Program Manager, where she will be supporting and organizing Char-Em United Way’s activities.  Her duties will include managing daily office operations along with Volunteer Connections and Dolly Parton Imagination Library. We will also welcome Racheal’s energy and smile...

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