The ongoing pandemic has resulted in many innovations in the way we engage partners and solve problems in our community. To further our community impact, we are offering several engagement opportunities throughout the year that companies and community members can participate in.
Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive
Thousands of kids arrive at school without the supplies they need to succeed. Host a site to collect needed school supplies.
Take a 5, 9, or 21-day personal, guided challenge on how we can be champions of equity in our personal and professional lives.
Stock-Up Food Drive
Help our local food pantries when they need you most by collecting pantry staples.
Volunteer Opportunities Portal
Use our online portal to find additional volunteer opportunities for you or your team.
Workplace Volunteer Opportunities
Every third Thursday in September United Way hosts our county-wide Day of Caring event pairing corporate teams with nonprofit organizations in need of help with projects at their facilities.
If you would like to coordinate a volunteer opportunity for your workplace outside of our annual Day of Caring event, please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org for Ottawa County, or Kessie at email@example.com for Allegan County.
United for Warmth Coat Drive
Winter makes it tough for many families, with increased seasonal costs and kids that outgrew last winter’s cold-weather gear. Host a winter clothing drive to support local families.
ALICE Essentials Drive
We all need things like toothpaste, soap, and laundry detergent to stay healthy. But did you know that many assistance programs like SNAP don’t cover the basics? Host a collection site for needed personal care items.
Represent your community on a United Way committee or task force to address the community’s greatest needs.
In honor of Veterans Day, we pair volunteer groups with local residents who need help with raking due to physical or financial limitations.
Adopt-a-Highway (Allegan County only)
United Way partners with MDOT to keep our roads safe and beautiful. Join us at one of our three annual clean-ups!
To sign-up to participate in one of our clean-ups, please contact Kessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt-a-Park (Ottawa County only)
Assemble a team and join us to look after a local park!
Hop on a tour bus to see the Impact Agenda at work in your community. Virtual or in-person tours available.
Making Ends Meet Challenge
An interactive learning tool providing a real-life look into the struggles that thousands of families living on the edge of poverty go through every day.