This afternoon we received the sweetest thank you from one of our Project Independence recipients:

"Lillian H. and family would like to extend our utmost appreciation and gratitude in helping make it possible for the ramp to be built. We never dreamed it would be so nice as we sure had some very fabulously skilled workers from Nexteer Automotive and UAW Local 699!

Please know it means the world to all of us. Thanks, Steve for all of...

Posted at: 09-26-2014- 3:06 pm


Home Depot believes strongly in volunteering to give back to their community. On May 6, more than 70 Home Depot volunteers showed Saginaw County what it means to LIVE UNITED.

After finding a local veteran homeowner, United Way Community Impact Assistant, Henrietta Watson, filed for a grant for this project and offered to help coordinate. After the grant was processed, the project began by assessing what the veteran homeowner needed to...

Posted at: 07-02-2014- 1:33 pm


The residents of Harold Street were pleased to see a collaboration of groups working together to clean up and fix homes in their area. "One Week One Street" is a week-long project hosted in June, designed to help residents in the city of Saginaw.

Between the areas of Genesee Avenue and Bagley Street, Harold Street was busy with hundreds of volunteers giving back and LIVING UNITED. The homes were impacted by the efforts of volunteers...

Posted at: 07-02-2014- 1:24 pm

More than 160 high school students came to represent 12 Saginaw County high schools to brighten their community during the annual Spring Into Service Day. The event kicked off at the Saginaw YMCA where students were mixed into groups with other students from different schools. 

Students and volunteers worked together at the following community parks; at Hanchett, Stoker, Vincent, Hoyt, Sandhill and Roethke.The volunteers painted picnic tables,...

Posted at: 06-17-2014- 3:39 pm

The Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation and United Way recently aligned together to create a new Strengthening Our Communities Initiative. The new initiative will focus on youth services and neighborhood development, as well as working together to create a safer community.

Sheilda Braddock has been hired as Advisor to the Wickes Foundation/Community Liaision. Braddock's position will be housed at United Way of Saginaw County and funded through the...

Posted at: 01-28-2014- 4:10 pm

This has been an extremely cold winter for Saginaw County residents. If you find yourself needing assistance with winter heating bills, make sure to check this great program out. Enrollment has been extended until February 28, 2014.


Don't forget - you can also call 2-1-1 to find resources available to help you with heating assistance as well as many other helpful resources.

Posted at: 01-27-2014- 9:59 am