Private nursing care costs an average of $87,418 annually putting families in difficult situations. United Way fights for senior independence through programs that improve quality of life; providing them with independent living situations and enrichment opportunities.
60% of students are not proficient in 3rd Grade English Language Arts. United Way fights for education with early childhood literacy programs focusing on parental involvement and by providing access to high quality, enriching after school programs for students.
30% of children under 18 are living in poverty. United Way fights for financial stability by creating opportunities for low-to-moderate income individuals to participate in financial independence and education activities to increase assets and decrease liabilities.
3,400 people in Genesee County are homeless. United Way fights for basic needs with emergency support services; helping residents access emergency disaster relief, financial assistance, food and shelter to prevent homelessness.
Change starts here! You are a part of this great community. It's easy to get involved with United Way to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties. We encourage you to provide your email address so that we can keep you informed of the needs in our community and the inspiring work of the programs supported by the United Way!
Join the fight for stronger Genesee & Shiawassee Counties when you make your spring gardening purchases at Wojo's.Wojo's will donate 10% of your purchase to United Way when you shop at their greenhouses on Saturday, May 4th and Saturday, June...Read More
Two tornadoes touched down in Shiawassee County on Thursday, March 14, the biggest of which was categorized as an F2 storm. The severe weather caused extensive damage to hundreds of barns, businesses and houses, and completely destroyed the homes...Read More
Each year, United Way partners with the Flint Firebirds to host Live United Hockey Night. Last Saturday, United Way and UAW faced off in a close match, finishing the game at 5-3 with UAW bringing in a win for the third year in a row. Hockey Night is...Read More