United Way of Washtenaw receives $100,000 from the Song Foundation to Maximize Impact

ANN ARBOR – United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced a $100,000 gift from the Song Foundation to provide a match program so that any year-end gift will be matched for UWWC’s Community Impact Fund. The Community Impact Fund continues to address the critical needs addressed by local nonprofits and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of  health, education and financial stability.

“We are proud to invest in the United Way Community Impact Fund, and encourage others to join the United Way’s efforts to help the helpers, and protect our community at this critical time,” said Dug Song, co-founder of the Song Foundation.

Nonprofit agencies and community groups have weathered a surge in neighborhood needs, service requests, increased staffing requirements and operating reserve needs.  The funds matched by donors will provide relief to nonprofits so they can continue to deliver COVID-19 response and recovery initiatives efforts and meet the needs of our community’s most marginalized individuals, families and children.

 “The Song Foundation was instrumental in helping accelerate our COVID-19 Relief Fund and with this gift we are ensuring donors’ gifts will be matched and the community will benefit again from their generosity,” shared Pam Smith, President and CEO of UWWC. “We encourage employees making Community Impact Fund gifts to see whether it qualifies under their company’s matching gift program.”

IF you need HELP

Call 2-1-1  Our 24/7 hotline that can connect you to services in our community

IF you want to GIVE

Visit uwgive.org to donate to the Community Impact fund or mail a check payable to “United Way of Washtenaw County”  to:

United Way of Washtenaw County
2305 Platt Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

100% of your gift will be matched (up to $100,000) to meet emerging and critical needs in our community.

IF you want to ADVOCATE

Share the official messages regarding public health and safety to your friends and family.

IF you want to VOLUNTEER

Visit VOLUNTEERWASHTENAW.org  Help is needed in the community and there is a special Washtenaw County Coronavirus Volunteer response team  – Medical and Non-medical volunteers are needed.

IF you need Food

For a full list of food distribution options, please Click Here

IF you want to know more about the Virus

The Washtenaw County Public Health Department is the designated source for information on the Coronavirus, visit the dedicated website  They update their website regularly as they receive new information.

ABOUT UNITED WAY OF WASHTENAW COUNTY

As part of our 99-year history, the United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. Our focus areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability provide the building blocks to strengthen the community and create opportunities for individuals and families. Our Volunteer Center provides an easy online way for people to connect with nonprofits in the community 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.

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