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American Red Cross - Michigan Region

Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.

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Andrews Innovation

We exist to help students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding business community ideate, create and launch their new ideas.

In short, we help people innovate. Visit our website for more information!

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Benton Harbor Arts Association

Welcome to the New Territory Arts Association, a non-profit organization promoting the arts in Benton Harbor. Enjoy all that the Arts District has to offer in cuisine, art, entertainment and most of all.. the people!

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Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary

Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary is part of Rotary International, the greatest service organization in the world.  We are one of 32,000 clubs in 200 countries. Our club focuses on the youth of Benton Harbor.

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Berrien Community Foundation

The Berrien Community Foundation is a center of philanthropy in Berrien County.

We work continuously to connect the power of people who care with causes and organizations that strengthen our communities. Through endowments, BCF offers grants, scholarships and other funds to support programs and projects to meet the ever-changing needs of Berrien County now and into the future. BCF offers opportunities for individuals to fulfill chartable intentions through life-end giving and estate planning.

 

For information about BCF, call 269-983-3304 or visit www.berriencommunity.org

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Berrien County Cancer Service

The Berrien County Cancer Service, Inc. provides a unique nursing service for the people of Berrien County. We specialize in skilled home nursing care for cancer patients and those with related serious illnesses at no cost.

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Berrien County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

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Berrien County Historical Association

The Berrien County Historical Association was established in 1968 to preserve the 1839 County Courthouse and serve as the heart of Berrien County’s past.  Since then, the grounds have expanded to include four additional buildings and is now referred to as the History Center at Courthouse Square.  Today the Square and its environs are owned by Berrien County and are under the care of the Berrien County Parks Department while the BCHA continues its mission as stewards to the history of the past.

Beginning January 3, 2024, the History Center at Courthouse Square will charge admission to the museum and grounds.  It will be $5.00 per person and BCHA members, Berrien County Park pass holders, and children under 5 years old will receive free admission.

Please note during the winter months, the Murdoch Log Cabin and Bennett's Forge are not open when the temperature drops below 40* because these spaces are not regulated.

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Berrien County Youth Fair Association

Berrien County Youth Fair

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Birthright of St. Joseph

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant.  Birthright is interdenominational and is not involved in any political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.

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Blossomtime Festival

The Blossomtime Festival, established in 1906, is the oldest and largest multi-community Festival in the state of Michigan.  We hope you get to join with us in celebrating our beautiful Southwestern Michigan.

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Box Factory for the Arts

The Berrien Artist Guild, Inc., founded in 1962, purchased the historic Williams Bros. Paper Box Mfg. building in 1995. This small group of enthusiastic artists converted the old factory building into today’s multi-use arts facility known as the Box Factory for the Arts where all the arts are celebrated. Our multi-use arts center includes artist studios, galleries a performance stage, classrooms, Art Shop, meeting space and more. Three floors of the 55,000-sq-ft building have been devoted to the arts since 1995 when the Berrien Artist Guild, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, purchased the historic (c.1903) Williams Brothers Paper Box Factory.

Summer Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm; Thursday, 10am-7pm.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Southwest Michigan

Inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

For more than 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Southwest Michigan has been helping kids aged 6–18 create Great Futures. In addition to recreational and extracurricular activities, Boys & Girls Club provides after-school tutoring to put kids on a path to academic success, mentoring to guide members to create good character and leadership, and proven programming for youth to have access to healthy lifestyles.

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Carol's Hope Engagement Center

Is drinking or other drug use interfering with life and you don't know what you need, but you know you want to feel differently?

Carol's Hope is a FREE, substance use disorder navigational program designed to take the stress and worry from choosing a path to addiction recovery.  We strive to strengthen our communities by assisting anyone from anywhere develop their individualized approach to recovery.

We provide unbiased, judgement free HELP by a state certified, Peer Recovery Coach.  Whether a person is ready to begin steps toward recovery, need support any time of the day to stay on the path to recovery, or a loved one is seeking understanding on how they can help a person struggling with an addiction; Carol's Hope is here for you, FREE of charge.

*** Carol's Hope is not a treatment center.  

***Adults with substance use disorder are able to stay at Carol's Hope for up to 23 hours until placement or a program is designed for them.

***People under 18 cannot stay at Carol's Hope, but guidance is provided on how to get help.  

***No insurance, no problem.  We help navigate that obstacle as well.

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Citadel Dance & Music Center

Comprehensive music and dance instruction offered year round.


Mission - To develop the skills and character of individuals of every age and ethnicity through dance, music education, and performance.

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Coastline Children's Film Festival

10 days of more than 75 award-winning features, documentaries, and shorts at eight screening locations along with hands-on workshops and post-screening discussions. Venues include the ARS Gallery Arts & Culture Center, Bridgman Public Library, Citadel Dance & Music Center (Oak Room), Krasl Art Center, the Loma Theatre, the New Buffalo Township Library, the Michigan City Public Library and the Stanley Clark School in South Bend.

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Curious Kids' Museum

The Curious Kids’ Museum inspires children to explore and learn through cooperative hands-on play.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, next to Silver Beach, Curious Kids’ Museum (CKM) and the new Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (DZ) invites you to come play, learn and be curious!

CKM was founded by educators and parents to provide an environment that invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning!

Opened in 1989, the Museum on the Bluff has fulfilled the founders’ mission to provide a place where “Learning is Fun” through interactive, hands-on exhibits. In 2010, the Curious Kids’ Museum had the opportunity to expand and open a second location in partnership with the Silver Beach Carousel and Shadowland Ballroom, by opening DZ below the bluff.

With a shared mission and philosophy, both museums are places where children and their adults can pursue their natural curiosity through creative, hands-on play!

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Eden Springs Park

Eden Springs Park is a historical amusement park which offers miniature train rides and museum on weekends on Memorial Day weekend and then from 4th of July weekend through Labor Day. There are special evening Halloween rides in October and Christmas themed rides in December.

We are conveniently close to many local attractions, including: beaches on Lake Michigan, Silver Beach Carousel & The Children’s’ Museum, world-class golf courses, shopping and sight-seeing in St Joseph, local farms for fruit and berry picking, hiking, water sports and fishing. Mary’s City of David is close by with informative walking tours, a museum and gift shop for those that are interested in additional accounts of the history surrounding the House of David.

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Fairplain SDA Church

We are glad you stopped by! Would you like to join us? We welcome you to experience not only friendship and fellowship with a caring church, but a real connection to a living, all-powerful God. Jesus loves you, and we meet with Him here.

If you would like to come and worship with us, the main service starts every Sabbath (Saturday) at 10:55 am. We hope that you will come and receive a wonderful blessing.

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Fernwood Botanical Gardens

Fernwood is a special place where people, plants, and nature come together. Beautiful gardens surrounded by forest are tucked into a landscape of 105 acres of cultivated and natural areas along the scenic St. Joseph River valley. Miles of trails await, and indoors, visitors may enjoy an art gallery, fern conservatory, nature center, cafe, and gift shop. Fernwood offers many possibilities for learning and enrichment, including classes, workshops, lectures, concerts, trips, exhibits, and special events.

Fernwood is a private, not-for-profit institution. We receive no government funds, so contributions are necessary for our operation and development. More than 2,500 members and friends help make Fernwood the special place that it is through their donations of money and service.

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First Congregational Church

FCC is a community of people from all walks of life, seeking to discover God, equip one another for life, and reach inward and outward to serve. All are welcome to join us on this journey and be part of a family of faith, hope, and love.

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Friends of Berrien County Animal Control

Friends of Berrien County Animal Control (FBCAC) was founded in 2020 to support the work of Berrien County Animal Control by raising funds to enhance the health and wellbeing of animals in their care. With a goal of increasing the number of dogs and cats adopted from the shelter, donated funds will support several programs!

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Humane Society of SW Michigan - Home of the Yeager Family Pet Shelter

The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that would not exist without your support. Our animals do not choose to be abandoned. The animals rely on us, we rely on YOU!  Check out our website or Facebook page for more information!

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Kinexus

Mission: To provide leadership and services, and promote quality and excellence for the advancement of Michigan’s Workforce Development System and its customers and professionals.

Michigan Works! Association was established in 1987 to provide services and support to Michigan’s Workforce Development System.

The Association’s members include:

  • Workforce development board chairs
  • Chief local-elected officials
  • Michigan Works! Agencies that cover 25 workforce areas
  • Associate members: organizations with a vested interest in workforce development

Michigan Works! Association builds and maintains strong relationships with legislators and advocates on behalf of the Michigan Works! System.

Through the Association, members can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities to ensure high-quality programs and service delivery to all customers. The Association also convenes meetings as a way for members to network and share best practices, and coordinates events to promote the Michigan Works! System.

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Krasl Art Center

Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high-quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to Inspire Meaningful Change and Strengthen Community through the Visual Arts.

The Shop at Krasl Art Center features decorative and functional artwork handcrafted by local and regional artists. As part of KAC’s mission, we hope the items you find here spark joy, encourage dialogue and support people and ideas that positively impact our community!

Learn more at krasl.org.

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Lake Michigan College

Together we empower people and communities to thrive through education, innovation, and experiences.

Lake Michigan College is a two-year, accredited, nonprofit community college in southwest Michigan.

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Lakeshore Rotary

Founded in April of 1974 by Founders Bill Galbreath and Fred Schmidt, the Lakeshore Rotary Club covers SW Berrien County, including the communities of Stevensvillt, Baroda, and Bridgman. Signature projects include BioSand Water Filters sent to the Dominican Republic, North Lake Park in Lincoln Township and our special Senior Citizens Night. The Club meets at the First Church of God-Stevensville on Thursdays at 12:12pm. 

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Lest We Forget, Inc.

"To brighten the future we must illuminate the past." Lest We Forget has a mission to preserve, promote and disseminate the memories of men and women who fought for the freedom enjoyed by all United States citizens.

Lest We Forget is located in the twin cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan. We enjoy the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan in the southwestern part of the state. In our WWII Re-enactment events, we have taken advantage of Tiscornia Beach to stage the beach landings of Normandy and Pelilu Island in the Pacific Theater.

See the map to understand our location better. We are almost straight across the lake from Chicago. We enjoy a rich heritage of fine people and they generously support Lest We Forget.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Southwestern Michigan is an independent 501 (C) (3) which helps seniors remain in their homes by providing meals served at community sites, in restaurants, and delivered directly to clients' homes. Our goal is to nourish, support, and connect our seniors to services to help them remain living independently, safely and with dignity.  Services are available in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties; the Cass Co. Council on Aging provides home-delivered meals in that area.

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MOMS Club of St. Joseph

The MOMS Club® (MOMS Offering Moms Support) is a non-profit group, specifically aimed at meeting the needs of mothers who choose to stay at home with their children, including those who work out of their homes, as well as those who work part-time.

We are part of the International MOMS Club which now has 2,100+ chapters in the US alone and over 110,000 members.  We also have International chapters starting.

Children our always welcome at all of our activities.  We meet throughout the week for scheduled activities.  The MOMS Club aims to provide support, friendship and a sense of community to moms and their families.

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Monday Musical Club

Monday Musical Club, est. 1908, is a non-profit philanthropic and educational organization dedicated to music education and promotion of creative and performing arts in Southwest Michigan. Our membership consists of people who enjoy music - singers, performers, teachers and make an enthusiastic audience for our guest performers. We also support and encourage youth through our Student and Junior Club and numerous music seminar scholarship opportunities.

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OutCenter Southwest Michigan

The OutCenter of Southwest Michigan provides support services and resources to LGBTQ+ people, their families, and allies. We also work to create change in Southwest Michigan through initiatives based on education and strong strategic partnerships. Our mission is to provide support and advocacy for respect, understanding, and nondiscrimination to LGBT+ people and their families in Southwest Michigan.

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Paws of Hope

Paws of Hope was founded in April of 2012.  We are a volunteer‐only rescue group.  We have no paid  staff and our volunteers do not receive compensation.  We do not own or rent property.  All of our  foster pets live in private homes with our volunteers.  We are an IRS 501(c)(3) charity.  We rely on the  fund raising efforts of our hard‐working volunteers and on donations from the public.   

All Paws of Hope foster pets receive the best care we can provide.  In addition to being able to relax in  private foster homes, our foster pets are spayed and neutered, fully vaccinated, and treated for any  medical issues that might be revealed.  For instance, we have treated foster dogs for heartworm  disease and injuries, and treated foster cats for severe cases of Feline Herpes Virus, dental disease, and  injuries.  In order to keep costs low so we can provide care for more homeless pets, Paws of Hope  volunteers have learned how to give vaccinations (except for rabies vaccinations, which must be given  by a licensed veterinarian) and run tests for standard diseases which afflict cats and dogs.     

Our foster pets are blessed to live with loving, caring, and observant volunteers.  In addition to medical  care, we occasionally in‐take a foster dog with socialization or behavioral issues and will work with  local obedience trainers to address them.    Paws of Hope has always been focused on the spay‐neuter and vaccination of our foster pets and of  pets in low‐income homes.  We are committed to – and look forward to ‐ partnering in the community  to increase our efforts to spay‐neuter and vaccinate as many pets as possible.  

Some of our future  initiatives include providing spay‐neuter, vaccinations, food, and shelter to pets in low‐income homes  so these pets can stay with their loving owners.  Our goal is to work toward a future where every kitten  and puppy born in our community is wanted, and will be given quality, life‐long care.   

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Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ

Inspired by Christ, we strive to create a reconciling community where all are welcome to seek, worship, and serve as individuals interwoven by God's love. Our goal of spiritual wholeness encourages: Open dialogue, Mutual respect, Spiritual quest.

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Present Pillars Foundation

Healthy Fathers. Healthy Families. Healthy Communities. Present Pillars empowers men and fathers to seek the tools they need to stabilize their lives so that they can be the dads of their dreams. 

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Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club

SWMI Newcomers is a non-profit organization open to all those new to the Southwest Michigan area and to current residents who are interested in welcoming Newcomers. Our members volunteer their time and energy to arrange a variety of activities and special events which provide great opportunities to make friends while becoming more familiar with Michigan’s great Southwest.

The Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club has been welcoming newcomers and helping them make friends for over 50 years.

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Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is a 501c6 member-driven organization of over 700 members representing over 36,000 area employees.

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St. Joe Lions Club

Our club was chartered in 1928 and has been serving the St. Joseph area ever since. Our members help the community under the motto of: WE SERVE. The St. Joseph Lions Club is celebrating over 95 years of service to the community in SW Michigan. We invite you to contact us if you are interested in service, fellowship, and fun!

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St. Joseph Youth Sports Foundation

The St. Joseph Youth Sports Foundation was founded as a 501c3 Nonprofit organization in 2021 to oversee the planning, funding, and construction of a handicap accessible sports facility and community park. Upon completion, it will be turned over to St. Joseph Charter Township. While the Township will be responsible for maintaining the park, SJYSF will continue to oversee expansions, improvements, and additional fundraising. 

Our foundation mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of financial or physical ability, is able to participate in organized sports. We want to make sure that youth programs in our area don't have to cap enrollment numbers due to a lack of available field space. We want to keep facility costs for organizations low so that these costs are not passed on to participants. We want to make pracitice space more accessible and more inviting to coaches so they will want to volunteer their time. And, we want children with disabilities to have the option to play in a space that was created for them. Most importantly, we want to create a space that everyone feels welcome and that represents our community! Our current site plan has 5 rocket football fields, 4 baseball/softball fields, indoor batting cages, pavilion area, playground, splash pad, and a walking trail with fitness stops that are all handicap accessible. One of the softball fields will be a designated Miracle League field with a special composite turf that allows for wheelchair accesibility.

For more information on the St. Joseph Youth Sports Foundation, the sports park, and the Miracle League of St. Joseph, click here.

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St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Kiwanis

We are a service club serving our youth and communities. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World"

We have weekly meetings onTuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the Benton Harbor Elks Lodge. Address is 601 Riverview Dr, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about us. We hope to see you soon!

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St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Library services include: Books for children and adults in regular or large print, audiobooks, e-books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, newspapers, tax forms. Programs and interest groups year round. Meeting rooms for community groups. Fax, photocopy, shredding, computer use and printing, and free internet access including wireless.

The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library. ~Malcolm Forbes

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The Avenue Family Network, Inc.

The Avenue Family Network, Inc. originated in 1891 as the National Children’s Home Society for the District of Michigan “to secure for every child the same love and the same opportunity that we would have our own children receive should they be left orphaned and friendless.” The first child was taken into our care on September 28, 1891, followed by hundreds of orphaned children who we helped by finding them permanent homes. Since that time, our programs have changed as new community needs were identified and as we grew to become a full-service organization serving children, families and adults. Our most recent change came in November of 2018 when the organization transition to a new brand under, The Avenue. Today we offer services through five comprehensive programs that serve the people living in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties.

Strong Families. Safe Homes. Since 1891.

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The Exchange Club of Southwestern Michigan

Are you looking for an opportunity to help prevent child abuse by supporting local projects? 

Or a way to express your love for America and what our veterans and public service officers do for us? 

Or to participate in local fundraiders to help support those in need in our area?

The Exchange Club of Southwest Michigan is a service club that supports prevention of child abuse, veterans, honoring our youth, 4-H students, firefighters and police officers. Our yearly Newsie Drive for the Goodfellow Fund is held in December to support those in need in our community.

We have weekly lunch meetings at the Galley Grill at Noon on Tuesdays. Interest in learning more? Contact Becky Young, Club President, at becky.young@edwardjones.com

 

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The Salvation Army - Benton Harbor

At The Salvation Army in Benton Harbor, we are dedicated to Doing the Most Good. We are made up of officers, soldiers, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners working together to holistically meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We do this through programs designed to combat homelessness and hunger, provide safe spaces for kids after school and on the weekends, achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to the hopeless. The Salvation Army Great Lakes provides these services to people in need throughout greater Michigan. The Salvation Army in Benton Harbor is a part of the Great Lakes Division, and provides a variety of services to people in need in our community. 

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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United Way of Southwest Michigan

UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

Join the fight.

GIVE | ADVOCATE | VOLUNTEER

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