Community Impact

Great Start Livingston Helps Make Every Child Ready

Great Start Livingston’s highlights from last year include helping parents navigate the support system and understand education jargon. Livingston County United Way supports Great Start Livingston with a three-year grant and takes an active role in the coalition.

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Homeless Continuum of Care Update

  Preventing homelessness and teaching today’s youth to advocate for themselves are just two of the approaches the HCCC are taking in Livingston County to build a better community. Livingston County United Way is supporting the HCCC with a three-year grant and takes an active role on the committee. Angela Parth explains: “Livingston County is one […]

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ALICE Families in Livingston County

  Low-Wage Jobs Prevail, United Way’s ALICE Report Shows  The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) released a second study on the condition of Michigan’s working families, what it has named ALICE households – those that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  These are families that are working, but still cannot make ends meet.  In […]

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40 Years of Impact & Volunteers

Community Celebrates 40 Years of United Way Impact and Local Volunteers Over 230 community members celebrated the significant impact of the Livingston County United Way on the lives of children, youth, families, disabled adults, and seniors as the nonprofit marked its 40th anniversary. Dan Danosky, retired Livingston Educational Service Agency Superintendent and outgoing United Way President, […]

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Spirit of the Community Breakfast (March 22)

Annual Meeting, Volunteer Awards 7:30-9:00am, Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 5768 E Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan 48843 The Livingston County United Way invites the community to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the annual “Spirit of the Community” Breakfast on March 22, 7:30 am at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center. 2017 marks the nonprofit’s 40th year as Livingston […]

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Advocating in Lansing

Every February United Ways from all over Michigan meet with state legislators in Lansing to advocate for our Michigan Association of United Way’s Public Policy Platform. This year’s platform focuses on policies that help ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. In Livingston County, 20% of households are working hard and paying taxes, but struggle to […]

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Free Online Tax Filing

MyFreeTaxes provides free online federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance to individuals and families with household incomes of $64,000 or less in 2016. MyFreeTaxes.com can be used to file federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for those who qualify. Why United Way & Tax Filing? United […]

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Community Connect 2017 (Feb. 4)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 The 10th Annual Community Connect provides a “one-stop-shop for social services, legal and utility assistance/information, health screenings, free clothing, books, food, personal care items and more. Open to anyone in Livingston County. Located at Parker Middle School. Hosted by the Homeless Continuum of Care Committee. Livingston County United Way sponsors and […]

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Lifting Seniors and Disabled Adults Up to Better Their Lives

  Our community investments bring together all our priorities (Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness) for great results. Community Wellness investments help provide quality social, wellness and educational programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities to help them discover their full potential for social, emotional, physical, educational and spiritual growth. A fitness program inspired one […]

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When Preschool Moves Mountains

Our collective impact work often brings together all our priorities (Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness) for great results. Providing preschool scholarships for at-risk three-year-olds through Livingston Promise is one example. How have scholarships impacted local families? “I did not have to choose between paying the tuition for my classes or paying for […]

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