United Way of Midland County is calling on you to support our neighbors in need by giving back this holiday season. As we near the end of 2022, United Way encourages each of us to consider how we can make a difference by investing in vital community programs in the areas of Youth Success, Health and Household Stability.

“Midland County has a spirit of generosity and incredible care for the people who call our community home,” shared Holly Miller, President and CEO of United Way of Midland County. “Giving should never be an obligation, but an aspiration of hope for a better tomorrow. We are asking our community to help us provide that hope to ensure sustainability for those who need it the most.”

The 2022 campaign launched earlier this fall. United Way is reporting pledges totaling $4,626,836 or 98% of their $4.7 million goal. Although they are close to reaching the goal, they need your help to cross the finish line to ensure vital programs and services are there for the growing number of people who need help.

“To everyone who has given generously to this year’s campaign, we say thank you,” shared Miller. “We cannot do this work alone and we are so grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received so far. But we need our community to rally with us now to fill the gap.”

United Way shared that our neighbors are counting on us. Without these vital programs, many folks would not have the help they need during the times in their lives they need it most. It could be you, a family member, coworker or friend.

The need in our community continues to rise. Inflation has impacted all of us, but it is making the basics even harder to afford for our most vulnerable neighbors. United Way has reported that our youth are suffering from higher rates of depression and anxiety, many folks are facing loneliness and finding affordable and reliable childcare is more challenging than ever.

Supporting United Way helps ensure individuals and families have healthy meals, reliable and affordable childcare, safe housing, access to mental health care, job skills assistance, reading tutoring and many other health and human service needs.

Now is the time to make a personal commitment to joining United Way in changing lives.

  • Consider a first-time donation. Every gift makes an impact, no donation is too small.
  • Renew or increase your support. Visit unitedwaymidland.org/donate to make your pledge today.
    • Donations can also be mailed to:
      United Way of Midland County
      115 Jerome St
      Midland, MI 48640
  • Spread the Word. Encourage your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to get involved and give back this holiday season.

Every dollar raised helps create change. Dollars invested in United Way support nearly 60 vital community programs offered by 27 nonprofit partners. To learn more about the invested programs visit unitedwaymidland.org/what-we-do.

“Giving back goes beyond making a financial contribution,” Miller added. “Many of our supporters get involved by giving of their time or advocating for our neighbors.”

United Way’s partners are also in need of volunteers to help support their programs. Holiday shopping, tutoring, meal delivery for seniors and many more opportunities are available now and all year. To find an opportunity for your family to get involved or that aligns with your passions, visit volunteerglbr.org.

“As we begin preparations for the holidays, take a moment and consider the many individuals and families who are struggling,” shared Miller. “Each of us can do something to make our community stronger, but together we provide help and hope for all.”