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


2016 Art Van Charity Challenge

May 18 - June 22, 2016

Shiawassee United Way is participating in the Art Van Charity Challenge. Help bring the $100,000 grand prize to Shiawassee County.

Simply go here to donate online.

Join our team and help raise funds for Shiawassee United Way.

This week's challenge:

(May 24-31)

If Shiawassee United Way raises the most online this week, we will receive $15,000

Come back each week to see a different incentive challenge.

2016 Letter Carriers' Food Drive

May 14, 2016

Thank You!
Shiawassee United Way and the Shiawassee Hunger Network would like to thank all letter carriers and volunteers who helped to make this a successful food drive. A total of 13,867 pounds of food was collected to help stock the Hunger Network pantries.


Meijer Simply Give
May 8 - June 19, 2016
How does it work? Click here to find out!


CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

To learn more about 2-1-1, click here