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We are pleased to announce a wide range of Community Investments to help support effective health and human service programs in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties in the coming year.  The programs help meet the community’s needs for Education, Income and Health.  A total of $329,823 will be invested in a variety of services that will have a direct...
Lorraine Manary will be our new Executive Director, starting in mid-June.  “We are pleased to have Lorraine on board,” says Steve Andreae, President of the Board of Directors.  “She brings experience and skills in human services and fundraising, as well as a great knowledge of our local community. With her leadership, we will continue to expand...
Residents in northern Emmet County and Harbor Springs will have a chance to take the bus to work in Petoskey during Smart Commute Week’s “Try Transit Day.”  On June 5, round trip commuter bus routes are available from both Mackinaw City and Harbor Springs to downtown Petoskey, with several stops along the way.Try Transit Day is coordinated by FEET...
Help United Way Vice-President, Dee Vincent, raise funds for the Imagination Library while honoring your mother or a special woman in your life.  Nearly 1,000 young children in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties have received books through the Imagination Library since we started this project last July.  Your gift can ensure that additional children...
Join our effort to raise $30,000 by May 15 and reach our Campaign goal of $425,000.   Campaign Page - Donate now!   or contribute to our personal campaign efforts:                               CAMPAIGN THROWDOWN - Martha vs. Steve                         Each has set a goal to raise $7,000 by May 15 (when the Board makes allocation decisions for...
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)- This hardworking tax credit keeps working families and children out of poverty.Qualifying workers in Michigan can claim both a federal and state EITC. Do you qualify for the EITC for 2012? If you have one child and you earned less than $36,920 (or $42,130 for married workers), you might be eligible for a credit of...
Are you age 70 ½ or over? Do you have an IRA?  Can you afford to forgo the mandatory distribution?If so, here is a special opportunity to support our work.     In a last-minute change, Congress reinstated a popular tax law provision, known as the Charitable IRA Rollover, for those 70½ and older and made it retroactive for 2012. The IRA Rollover...
This holiday season, Char-Em United Way will distribute 304 toy cars donated by American Plastic Toys to children in our community enrolled in the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Head Start program.   “We were very happy to serve as an intermediary for this donation,” states Lisa Luebke, Char-Em United Way staff.  “Most people know...
Char-Em United Way has made a special community allocation investment to meet critical needs.  $31,500 from United Way’s Emergency Needs Fund has just been awarded to several local agencies. The Emerging Needs Fund is intended to meet new needs or to fund promising new solutions to existing needs and to support United Way’s strategic initiatives...
Char-Em United Way’s 2013 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. Read More

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