Why Give To United Way?

Why Give To United Way? Alice doesn’t get the nutrition she needs at home because her mother is underemployed. She can’t support Alice and her little brother on her hourly salary. Alice goes to school with an empty stomach and can’t concentrate, resulting in poor academic performance.

Where would you start helping Alice so she can succeed?

Approximately 11% of people in Lapeer County live below the poverty rate and even more are struggling to make ends meet. Community issues are always complex. Smaller issues hide behind larger ones to form a maze of social barriers that work against those who need help. No one person or organization has the capacity to solve these complex issues alone.

That’s where United Way comes in.

We take a look at the community’s strengths and weaknesses to see where our citizens need the most help. Once we identify the local areas of need, we bring together the most talented and dedicated people in our community to strategize innovative and effective solutions. We take all of our acquired knowledge to our community partners and help them to implement these solutions so our community can grow stronger together. Our work has shown us that most people need help in one or each of these three areas – Financial Stability, Education, and Health – to lead a happy and successful life. It’s our mission to focus on making positive and lasting change in the lives of all Lapeer County citizens.

When you give to United Way you are joining a network of local individuals who are dedicated to helping our community thrive. With your help, we can work together to help Alice succeed. There are many ways to give, advocate, and volunteer in Lapeer County. Where do you see yourself making a difference? Join us today by making a pledge to United Way of Lapeer County. Visit our website at www.unitedwaylapeer.org to donate online or send direct to 3333 John Conley Dr. STE 102 Lapeer, MI. 48446 for more information please call 810-667-2912.