Seven teams presented their ideas on how to improve the quality of life in Gratiot and Isabella Counties this morning at the 2nd Annual PITCH-ER THIS! Youth Venture Competition. United Way is excited to be investing $5,000 in each of the top three ideas. Congratulations to The Gear Turners from Ithaca North Elementary for receiving first place, Panthers Read - Literacy Lounges from Alma High School for receiving second place and The Betterment Brigade from Sacred Heart Academy for receiving third place!
President & CEO, Tom Olver visited Beal City High School today to present their Educational Mini-Grant. This is United Way's inaugural year offering Educational Mini-Grants to schools in Gratiot & Isabella counties. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to achieve their potential through quality education and we would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the teachers, principals, administrators and Board members who make that possible each and every day!
How will you fight for your community in 2017? Give today to help us reach our 2016-17 Community Campaign goal by January 31st.
Team United Way spent the morning chopping, stirring, mixing and baking at the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen. During the holiday season, the Soup Kitchen is especially in need of volunteers! If you are interested in scheduling a shift, contact Kim Friedrich at (989) 772-7392.
A very special thanks to Lisa Schneider and our friends at Delfield for partnering with United Way and the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation to provide 800 local families with laundry baskets filled with detergent, paper products and cleaning supplies through Christmas Outreach. Baskets will be distributed on December 9th & 10th at Finch Fieldhouse. #GiveUnited
The Mayflower truck is filling up but there's still room available! Stop by Ric's Food Center before 6PM with non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves of our local food pantries.