ANN ARBOR, MI -United Way of Washtenaw County will kick off its 2019 fundraising campaign on September 17, 2019, with a luncheon at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center. This event will focus on United Way programs and initiatives powered by local businesses and individuals.
United Way envisions an equitable community where opportunity is not limited, and every member reaches their full potential. Through United Way’s Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program, over $1.8 million in refunds and credits were returned to Washtenaw County taxpayers. Last year, more than $4.2 million was invested by United Way in nonprofit programs that sustain a social safety net of community supports.
“Washtenaw County is truly a remarkable place, where a sense of community is strong, yet inequity persists here,” said Megan Mazurek, campaign co-chair. “Which is why our United Way invests in solutions to increase the opportunity for all. And we believe every dollar counts” added campaign co-chair, Kyle Mazurek.
The luncheon will also recognize community leaders who have pledged to assist with the important work of raising money to invest in programs that address the unique health, education, and financial stability issues that many Washtenaw County members face. By 2030, United Way aspires to live in a community your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life.
Tickets can be purchased online at uwgive.org.
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF WASHTENAW COUNTY
As part of our 98-year history, United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations, and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. We focus on Health, Education and Financial Stability, the building blocks for a good quality of life, to strengthen the community and create opportunities for individuals and families. Our Volunteer Center provides an easy way online for people to connect with nonprofits and our 2-1-1 helpline refers more than 8,000 people annually to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit uwgive.org