United Way joins the community to ensure everyone feels the joy of the holidays

Thousands of gifts with brightly colored bows, busy elves working tirelessly, Christmas music playing and hearts warmed by the generosity of others. It sounds like a scene from the North Pole, but it was right here in Midland County.

The United Way of Midland County Sharing Tree program helps our community fulfill the local holiday wishes of those in need, provide for ongoing basic needs and ensure that every person feels the touch of our caring community this holiday season.

“Thousands of gifts were distributed this week,” shared United Way Executive Director Ann Fillmore. “It was incredible to witness the generosity of our community as hundreds of volunteers’ ensured gifts made their way to individuals and families throughout Midland County.”

It is not too late to be a part of the magic. You can help ensure that every child in our community feels the joy that Christmas can bring. If you already have a tag, be sure to drop off your gifts at United Way.

Tags are still available at United Way of Midland County at 220 W. Main Street, Suite 100 or at Wal-Mart, Kmart and Computers to Go in the Midland Mall. Gifts will continue to be accepted at United Way through December 22nd.

For those who want to help, but can’t get out to shop, you can make a monetary donation to United Way and one of the many volunteer elves will shop on your behalf.

Be sure to wrap or place the present in a gift bag so that it can be opened during gift-check in. Securely tape the tag to the gift and return your gift.


For more information, call the United Way of Midland County at (989) 631-3670 or visit www.unitedwaymidland.org.