Ways you can take action
We are part of a national movement that strengthens communities by improving Education, Income and Basic Needs. Our goals are clear, ambitious and attainable — but only with your support.
Join United Way for Southeastern Michigan and help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.
We now have a new, convenient way for you to help support our mission to be the social change agent that transformed Greater Detroit into one of the top 5 places to live and work by 2030.
Simply text GREATER3 to 80888, and you can make a $10 donation. Each $10 donation will be added to your next mobile phone bill.
You can donate by mail by sending your check or money order to: United Way for Southeastern Michigan, 660 Woodward Avenue, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48226
You can designate your gift to be used specifically in one of our focus areas: Education, Income, or Basic Needs.
You can leave a legacy that forever changes your community. Click here to learn more about Planned Giving.
You can make a difference all year round with a recurring donation.
You can use your donation to to join Leadership Next, metro Detroit's premiere society for emerging leaders. Please Give »
Real, sustainable community improvement requires changes in public policy. United Way for Southeastern Michigan is not about Democrat vs. Republican; it's about understanding our local crises and coming together to solve them.
Tell your legislators to support Medicaid expansion. Support healthy families »
Take your picture with our "I am the Change in Detroit" poster and share it with your friends. Download the poster now »
Each of us has special talents. Things we can do to help. Put your talents to work for our community.
Give an hour, give a Saturday, or your best. There is no shortage of opportunities to make a difference in Southeastern Michigan. Volunteer Now »
If you can’t give money or your time, you can still help build the Live United Movement.
Leadership Next is Southeast Michigan's "Think, Lead, and Do" tank for emerging leaders. Join now and you'll soon be networking with and learning from local community leaders and executives while improving your community. Learn More »
Invite your friends and family to advocate on behalf of United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Live United. Our success is dependent on the number of people who pitch in and help improve our community. Spread the Word »
How do you Live United? Whether it’s by being a champion for Education, Income or Basic Needs — we want to hear your stories; your hopes; your aspirations. Share your Story »
Do you have thoughts on how we can improve our community? United Way for Southeastern Michigan is a movement that is powered by the people who live in our region, and we need your help. Share your Ideas »