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Dear United Way Leadership Givers,   You support Char-Em United Way and aspire to make our community a better place to live, work and raise our families. Your gift may take many forms, including funds from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). United Way has been working for months to persuade Congress to extend the tax provision that allows...
This Holiday Season, United Way would like to help you give more, give smarter, and put personal philanthropy back into the giving season. As you consider your charitable gifts between now and the end of the year, remember that charitable donations are an excellent way to reduce your tax burden, all while doing something for the greater good....
Char-Em United Way and Castle Farms will present the 2nd annual “Toast to Literacy” event on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This event will be at Castle Farms from 7:00 to 11:00 pm and will feature beer, wine, and mead from local breweries and wineries, as well as a food competition from several local establishments. “Toast to Literacy” will include...
How to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund in 10 Months By Katie Bryan, America Saves Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that account. Experts recommend keeping at least three months expenses in a reliable, liquid account – though even an extra $1,000 can be a life-saver. But...
For a growing number of Michigan households, the struggle to survive has become a way of life. Every day, families make tough choices such as deciding between quality child care and paying the rent. According to the United Way ALICE Report, 38% of the households in Charlevoix & Emmet Counties are unable to afford the area’s high cost of...
September 12, 2014, is the 20th Anniversary of the formation of AmeriCorps. Over the past 20 years, over 900,000 men and women have devoted their time, energy, and talents toward lifting Americans out of poverty. Click here to find out about the celebration of service to commorate this milestone. This year, Char-Em United Way is pleased to host...
Who is ALICE? Char-Em United Way, in partnership with our Michigan Association of United Ways has contracted with Rutgers University to conduct research on the ability of local families to remain in or reach self-sufficiency. The ALICE Report: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, will be out after Labor Day.   Preliminary findings show...
Char-Em United Way will host the 7th Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ event on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers will be at multiple locations collecting school supplies for local children in need. Drop off locations include Walmart and Festival on the Bay in Petoskey and Kmart in Charlevoix. The extra expenses associated with the...
Each year Char-Em United Way invites schools who conducted workplace campaigns to apply for one time mini-grants supporting special projects. Ten percent of the total dollars raised through all of the school district workplace campaigns are reserved for these mini-grants. Instructors were invited to apply for support of special projects not...
Please join us for the… Char-Em United Way Celebration Breakfast!   Thursday, June 12, 2014 at O zone, the Nightclub, Odawa Casino   8:00 a.m.   Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   Presentations and Awards    Complimentary to our generous Donors, Volunteers and Funded Partners    Please help us…  ·        Celebrate the success of our Campaign...

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