All Donations Stay in Shiawassee County to Serve the People of Shiawassee County.

Our work

We address the root causes of poverty in Shiawassee County by funding programs at local agencies, administering the Hunger Network, offering the community the 2-1-1 help line, and working to help efficiently provide services to the people in our communities. It is envisioned that this combination of funding , collaborative efforts and intiatives will result in lasting, measurable change for people in Shiawassee County.

Shiawassee United Way works with government, non-profit, for profit organizations, and public schools to form collaborations and partnerships to avoid unnecessary duplications of service. This ensures that your dollars are used efficiently and effectively to address the root causes of poverty and advance the common good in our community.

Michigan Association of United Ways ALICE Project

Did you know that 41% of all Shiawassee County households cannot afford even the basic needs? ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, are households that earn more than the U. S. poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county.

Learn more about the United Way ALICE Project and read the Michigan Report in its entirety here.

Learn about "The New Face of Hunger" by reading this article.

What's New

The Shiawassee Hunger Network will benefit from Simply Give food donation cards purchased at Meijer's now through January 2, 2016. For every Simply Give food donation card purchased, Meijer will equally match the donation.

On November 13 and 14, Meijer will double match every Simply Give card purchased.

Community members are encouraged to help the Shiawassee Hunger Network feed the hungry in Shiawassee County by purchaseing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during their next shopping trip.

People in our community continue to struggle every day to pay their bills and put food on their tables. Some are even forced to choose between the two, a heartbreaking decision that no one should have to make. Shiawassee United Way is pleased to announce that the Shiawassee Hunger Network has joined forces with the Meijer Simply Give food pantry donation program this holiday season to help fill that void for our local families.