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.

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Thank You!

The member pantries of the Shiawassee Hunger Network and the Board of Directors of Shiawassee United Way wish to thank the community members and businesses who donated fair auction animals to the Shiawassee Hunger Network. There are not words to describe the appreciation felt by the local pantry volunteers who see weekly the devastation that hunger causes in the lives of so many who live in Shiawassee County.

A special thank you is in order for the Junior Livestock Association, the Small Animal Association, Shiawassee County Farm Bureau, and the Shiawassee County Fair Board of Directors whose cooperation made all of this possible. We also wish to highlight and thank Shiawassee County 4-H and Future Farmer of America clubs for their food drive done during the fair.