Our office will be closed at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 1) due to inclement weather. Our VITA free tax preparation site at Butman Fish Library has also closed early. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The safety of our volunteers and staff are our top priority.
Our office will be closing at 2 p.m. today (February 24) due to inclement weather. Our VITA free tax preparation site at PNC in Buena Vista will also be closing to ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers. We plan to be open tomorrow morning but will be sure to update our website and social media pages with any changes.
Did you know that today (February 11) is National 2-1-1 Day? 2-1-1 provides a great resource for our community. If you have an issue or need (utility assistance, transportation, free tax preparation, food assistance, etc.) and are unsure where to turn, simply dial 2-1-1 and a trained professional will help you find the resources you need. The 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan Call Center's Comprehensive Information and Referral program is one of our affiliated programs helping us reach our health vision; individuals and families will live a healthy lifestyle.
At the Monday night Saginaw City Council meeting, Jeremy Reinert, United Way of Saginaw County Homeless Management Information System Administrator, presented a 5 year Point in Tome (PIT) trend report on homeless statistics in Saginaw County. Based on data collected, since 2011 the number of homeless individuals in Saginaw County fell 21 percent. Homeless prevention programs were credited for the reduction in numbers. This year's PIT count is scheduled for January 26. Thank you to all our community partners who play a key role in reducing homelessness in Saginaw County.
Are you looking for a way to increase your impact to the community? Did you know that you can donate all or part of your state tax refund to the United Way fund?
Our Best Practices Nonprofit Certificate program will be starting on February 26. This program is designed for nonprofit managers or members of a nonprofit board of directors and provides all participants with the tools, techniques and industry information to help them overcome challenges in the nonprofit world. Even better, scholarships are available to qualifying participants! We always look forward to partnering with Saginaw Valley State University as we provide helpful resources for our local nonprofit organizations.
Thank you for everything you have helped us achieve in 2015! Our board members, community change team members, volunteers, staff and supporters are the greatest and we could not do any of this without your assistance. Thank you for another great year. We are looking forward to creating more exciting, positive impact in 2016!
In their recent newsletter, Hemlock Semiconductor featured their campaign support for United Way of Saginaw County. Not only did the company reach their campaign goal, they surpassed it, raising $118,500 for United Way. We cannot say thank you enough to the team at Hemlock Semiconductor for their oustanding support throughout the years!