UPS/Teamsters Local 406 Project Independence Ramp Build

On Tuesday, April 25th, the United Parcel Service (UPS) and Teamsters Local 406 came together to construct an accessibility ramp for a disabled individual living in the Saginaw county community. Project Independence partners with local businesses and individuals to provide human and financial resources to fund the construction of ramps for low-income disabled residents within the local community. For individuals or businesses, find out how you can donate time and/or financial resources on our Project Independence page.

Ken Horn STEM Visit

Last week, Michigan State Senator Ken Horn visited the Saginaw YMCA's after school STEM program (for more information on the Americorps STEM program, click here). These programs operate at over 10 locations throughout Saginaw County. Students attending this after school STEM session participated in activities that demonstrated the chemical household properties, such as soap. We believe programs such as these are vital to the community.

Transportation Summit

United Way of Saginaw County believes transportation is a vital component in creating a community with members who are healthy, educated and financially stable. On January 28, United Way along with The New Ezekiel Project, Saginaw Community Foundation and other influential local partners brought the 2017 Great Lakes Bay Transportation Summit to action at Saginaw Valley State University.


Check-Off For United Way

Did you know that you can donate all or part of your state tax refund to the United Way Fund? This fund is set up to enable local families gain access to continued education, job training and other services that can help them build lasting financial independence and success.


PIT Count

Our local consortium of homless assistance providers (SC-CHAP) brings more than $2 million to Saginaw County each year to help end homelessness. United Way is proud to be a SC-CHAP partner. For more information on SC-CHAP, please visit our Project HOME page.


Shop Amazon - Support United Way

Did you know that when you shop on, your purchase can help raise money for United Way? Simply go to, chose United Way of Saginaw County and continue your online shopping (or you can click the link below). Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to United Way to benefit the community. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon - same products, same prices, same service - but you get to support your community even further!

Lucky ticket #0116 wins raffle

Congratulations to Saginaw resident, Raquel Hernandez who had the winning ticket (#0116) for our 'Fly Away with United Way' raffle. The winning ticket was pulled by Saginaw Spirit mascot, Sammy Spirit, at our Annual Meeting on May 3, 2016. The raffle was another successful fundraiser, raising $7,005 for the Saginaw County community. The United Way team thanks all those who sold, promoted or purchased the raffle tickets. All 1,401 tickets were purchased this year!

View the video of Sammy pulling the winning ticket.