Getting a Great Start

Published Feb. 1, 2017: As a caregiver for six, Lorna Parks knows the importance of preparing children for success before they step foot inside a classroom. That's why she uses resources from United Way for Southeastern Michigan in her work as a child care provider.

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A home for the holidays

A home for the holidays

Published Dec. 14, 2016: After being evicted from her home through no fault of her own, the 2015 holiday season was a rough one for Donni Johnson. But with the guidance of United Way for Southeastern Michigan and 2-1-1, the family has a new home for the holidays this year.

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Connecting Families

Connecting Families

Published Nov. 22, 2016: A new partnership between United Way and the Children's Healthcare Access Program is providing a go-to resource to help parents protect their children’s health and find pediatric care, helping parents like Marcella Gutierrez-Barajas and Christine Walls sleep easier at night.

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Controlled chaos

Controlled chaos

Family life is a whirlwind for Paul and Ayana Potts and their six children, but they make it all work through love, scheduling, meditation — and a little help from United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Bib to Backpack resources.

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Labor Lives United

Labor Lives United

Published Aug. 29, 2016: Whether its by giving, advocating, volunteering or a combination of the three, union members power United Way. Members of CWA Local 4009 proved that this summer by volunteering at two Meet Up and Eat Up block parties.

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Food is medicine

Food is medicine

Published Aug. 3, 2016: Dr. Partha Nandi knows how important it is for children to be active and eat nutritious meals. That's why he supports United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Meet Up and Eat Up.

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Learning the value of giving back

Learning the value of giving back

Published July 26, 2016: Steve and Crystal Sinclair have been longtime supporters of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. But getting involved with Meet Up and Eat Up helped show them the real impact of their donations, and the long-lasting impact it can make on families' lives.

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