Community Impact

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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Working Together to Move the Needle on Issues

Liz Welch works for The Salvation Army of Livingston County. She sees the ground-level, collaborative results of Living United through the Hunger Council and the Summer Lunch Bunch. Liz’s Story My name is Liz Welch. I work for The Salvation Army of Livingston County, and I’m the volunteer and seasonal coordinator. I have been involved with […]

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GM Proving Ground Business Manager LIVES UNITED

Melissa Pinion, business manager at General Motors Milford Proving Ground, shares why she LIVES UNITED. Melissa’s Story I’m Melissa Pinion and I’m business manager at General Motors Milford Proving Ground. We have been involved with United Way since 2013. I got involved with United Way personally once I saw what they really did for the […]

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Making a Free Lunch Much More Than a Free Lunch

What started as a way to bridge the summer nutrition gap for students who receive free and reduced lunches during the school year, has evolved into a robust social, educational and hunger-busting program. A project of the Livingston County Hunger Council and operated by The Salvation Army (and funded in part by the Livingston County […]

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