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A Civic Engagement Campaign for 2020 

2020 is an important year for America’s democracy, with critical resources and political representation at stake. And United Way is deeply involved. From building awareness of the U.S. Census to activating voter registration, more than 200 state and local United Ways are leading voter and census engagement initiatives across the country. Civic engagement is at […]

The Time for equity is now

United Way is dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their full potential and lead thriving lives. In this unique and uncertain time, United Way remains committed to building inclusive communities where donors, stakeholders, advocates, volunteers and partners come together to make real progress in addressing inequities in education, income and health. Equity, removing barriers and increasing […]

covid-19 & alice part 2

In last week’s blog on discovering ALICE we answered the question, “Who is ALICE?” and the various challenges facing these individuals and households amid the COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Ottawa County. To continue this series on ALICE in part 2 we discuss the assistance ALICE may receive during the crisis, and what you can do […]

Covid-19 & alice part 1

Who is alice? If you follow Greater Ottawa County United Way through the community impact journey then the name ALICE most likely registers with you as we speak on this philosophy created by the United Way. Who is ALICE? ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, & Employed. This individual is above the Federal Poverty […]

COVID-19 Response: Stay Updated on Our Efforts

COVID-19 has posed difficulties for many individuals and families in Ottawa County related to housing, food distribution, daycare, basic needs, and in many more ways. Over the past month we have received support and assistance from our generous and giving community through donations, volunteering, and collaboration. This first phase of local impact continues, and we […]


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