Week 4 of the United Way of Midland County community campaign marks its halfway point, and support remains strong. United Way is reporting pledges totaling $2,720,841, representing 58% of the overall campaign goal of $4.7 million.

DuPont’s employee campaign kicked off at the beginning of this week and saw great engagement from their team, a true reflection of DuPont’s commitment to giving back.

“Our team is showing up in a big way this year,” said Kayley Lyons, DuPont community relations leader. “It’s our culture. Our employees are passionate and are making differences in our communities, and our team’s support of United Way reflects our commitment to the area where our employees live and work.”

As part of their campaign, DuPont is offering several baskets that employees can win. The baskets feature unique themes with related items, such as a “Care Package,” a “Fall into Cooking” (complete with a $50 gift card, Instant Pot Pro and many kitchen utensils) and more. They are also offering a coloring contest for employee’s kids to get involved.

Many local small businesses are showing their support in a fun way. Serendipity Road is hosting United Way raffle for a basket of Michigan made items. Tickets are one dollar each and are available for purchase at their store, located in Downtown Midland, through October 15th.

Great Lakes Investment Advisors hosted a book signing event as their United Way kickoff. Co-authors Jason and Carl Cryderman offered signed copies of their new book Empower Your Retirement. Guests made donations throughout the event to benefit United Way.

Workplace campaigns are continuing to kick off across the county including: Midland Business Alliance, Yeo & Yeo, AMPM, Arbury Insurance, Midland Road Commission and more to come.

McKay Press is a dedicated partner with United Way. They generously donate the printing of campaign materials and other items throughout the year.

“We are so grateful to McKay for all of their support,” said Holly Miller, President & CEO of United Way. “Messaging is a key component of the campaign in order to spread the word, and that in-kind gift helps us inspire the community while saving precious dollars.”

The United Way partner agencies create change every day through their impactful programs and services. They also run impressive internal campaigns, seeing firsthand the impact of their community’s investments.

This week, the Arnold Center also began their campaign. Their goal is to have fun while raising funds to help others in need and get 100% staff participation. Their theme this year is “Staycations.” Boarding passes will be distributed to their team to set them on make-believe trips to Mexico, Italy or China by having a chance to win prizes to local restaurants who feature cuisine representing these destinations!

“It’s so inspiring to see our nonprofits be so engaged and having fun to support their United Way campaigns,” shared United Way staffer, Jesse Pero, Senior Relationship Manager. “They do such incredible work in our community and have so much passion around helping our neighbors in need.”

United Way’s team kicked off their internal campaign volunteering to help a local homeowner who was impacted by the flood with fall yard cleanup. They are also hosting a raffle and received donations from local businesses like Ace Hardware, Isabella Bank, Grove Tea and Wellington Ltd. for their employees to bid on.

With just a few weeks left in the United Way community campaign, there is still time to join in and make a difference in our community.