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When you support

United Way of

Saginaw County, The need is GREAT. Your ability to make a difference is GREATER.

You help more than one person or one issue.

United Way is the collective power

of all of us

working together.

Reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all. Give at your office. Organize a food drive. Volunteer an hour. Donate online. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Live United.

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COMMUNITY. of Saginaw County

United Way of Saginaw County 100 S. Jefferson Ave., 3rd Floor Saginaw, MI 48607 Phone: (989) 755-0505 Fax: (989) 755-2158 Website: To Volunteer:

of Saginaw County

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Whether you give through a workplace campaign, write a check or donate online, giving to United Way is the most powerful way to invest in Saginaw County. Your contribution will have a direct impact on the local community. It is combined with others to leverage greater local, state and federal dollars for OUR community creating even stronger impact.

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V o l u n t e e r

Volunteers make a difference right here in Saginaw County. Whether you sign up to volunteer as an individual, with a group or employee team, or as a family - volunteering is a connection to OUR community. There are many nonprofit organizations that welcome volunteers and involve them in fulfilling their mission and reaching their goals. Visit to see the wide variety of ways to get involved. This is a great way to see your United Way contributions at work.

Addressing Basic Needs Provides temporary emergency assistance for individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency.

Testimonial: Partnering Program ram s Prog y - Emergency Service

Salvation Arm ome services. We usually “I’m glad you offer in-h ve only one car and I am don’t have gas money, ha they much appreciated that the only driver. It was gh came to the house throu (Salvation Army staff) ogram.” the Rural Outreach Pr

~Program Recipient

Funding is allocated to the following agencies to assist them in providing programs focused on addressing basic needs: - American Red Cross - First Ward Community Center - Food Bank of Eastern Michigan - Good Neighbors Mission - Hidden Harvest - Neighborhood House - Salvation Army - Youth Protection Council (2 programs)

Community Impac t Program Testimon ial: Project Independen ce

“Finally got to get ou t of my home after two year s. I cried when I got to be in my wheelchair and go outside to enjoy the air. They (the vo lunteers) were a true blessing.”

~Frances Louchart, Homeowner

United Way provides three community impact programs designed to help address basic needs: - Holiday Wish List - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program - Project Independence

Developing Youth

Guides and supports youth in becoming responsible community members.

Partnering Program Testimo


READ Association - Youth Lit

eracy Mentor Program

“Seeing the smiles on their little faces when I pick them up in their classroom to go to the READ room is priceless. It really shows the joy of reading.”

~Teresa Pruden, READ M en


The following agencies receive funding to assist them in providing programs focused on developing youth: - Big Brothers/Big Sisters - First Ward Community Center - Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan - Lake Huron Area Council Boy Scouts of America - Neighborhood House - READ Association - SVRC Industries, Inc. - YMCA (3 programs) - Youth Protection Council (2 programs)

stimonial: Community Impact Program Te Imagination Library age provides “Reading to children at a very early eriences to positive, language-rich learning exp influence good brain development. the tools to Imagination Library gives families nurture literacy in the home.” ~Rich Vantol, Saginaw ISD

United Way provides three community impact programs designed to help develop youth: - Imagination Library - Volunteer START (Students Toward A Responsible Tomorrow) - Youth Service Days

Promoting Health

Restores health and well-being so individuals function productively in the community.

Fact: Partnering Program dividual,

ice - In Catholic Family Serv unseling Marital & Family Co

st-assessment 85% “Through pre- and po report a of counseling clientele in their situations.” positive improvement ~Client Evaluation

Funding is allocateded to the following agencies to assist them in providing programs focused on promoting health: - American Red Cross - Catholic Family Service - Child & Family Services (2 programs) - Special Needs Vision Clinic

Community Impact Program Testim onial: AmeriCorps “As an AmeriCorps site supervisor, I am pleased to be part of the AmeriCorps prog ram. With the program’s help, we were able to open a new after school program in a local elementary school. It’s amazing what can happen when Americans of all backgrounds are engaged in service. The AmeriCorps members bring this ded ication and commitment to our area.” ~Mindy McNally, Saginaw YMCA United Way provides one community impact program designed to help promote health: - AmeriCorps

Strengthening Families Ensures a safe and nurturing environment so all family members can thrive.

Partnering Program Fact:

American Red Cross - Servic

e to the Armed Forces

The American Red Cross is a car ing and consistent link for military me mbers and their families that is just a phon e call away in the event of a crisis. The following agencies receive funding to assist them in providing programs focused on strengthening families: - American Red Cross - CAN Council of Saginaw County - First Ward Community Center - Neighborhood House - SVRC Industries, Inc. - Underground Railroad

Community Impact Program Project HOME


of an infant and Vanessa, a 22 year old mother when she called toddler, was staying in a hotel no place to go and Project HOME. When she had at the hotel, no money left for another night ME. With only Vanessa contacted Project HO was able to $750 in assistance, the program ry 2011. rapidly re-house her in Februa car and her family She now has a full time job, a has remained stably housed. United Way provides one community impact program designed to help strengthen families: - Project HOME

2011 UWSC Campaign Brochure  
2011 UWSC Campaign Brochure  

United Way of Saginaw County's 2011 annual fundraising campaign brochure