Press Releases

8/20/20

New Data Points Reveal Disproportionate Financial Hardship in Black Households Across Michigan

The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) today released new ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) data, which shows 63% of Black households statewide are unable to make ends meet. Read More>


6/15/20

Two Virtual Events Highlight Week of Action

On Monday, June 15 Capital Area United Way kicks off a virtual week of action to celebrate the national Day of Action. Read More>


5/20/20

United Way Presents Highest Volunteer Award to Andrea Rodriguez

Andrea Rodriguez, retired educator and active community volunteer, received the Walter A. Campbell Award from the Capital Area United Way. Read More>


4/24/20

United Way and City of Lansing Partner In Support of One Lansing Fund

The City of Lansing and the Capital Area United Way have partnered to mobilize the community and local resources to reach those in crisis amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read More>


4/16/20

Horizon Bank Donates to the Capital Area United Way Emergency Relief Fund

Horizon Bank has donated $5,000 to the Capital Area United Way Emergency Relief Fund to help provide direct assistance to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>


3/14/20

Closure of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Prep Sites

Capital Area United Way is suspending tax prep appointments and closing ALL VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) SITES until further notice. Read More.


1/31/20

Capital Area United Way to Hold “Show Me the Money Day” Tax Preparation and Financial Resource Fair

Financial workshops and pre-scheduled appointments for free tax preparation will headline “Show Me the Money Day” Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington Avenue Armory, 2500 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. Read More.


12/18/19

Capital Area United Way Announces Grants to Support Census Outreach

Capital Area United Way announced grants to 12 tri-county agencies to support Census outreach in historically undercounted communities. Read More.


10/4/19

United Way to Host Volunteer Fair

Capital Area United Way will host a Volunteer Fair for tri-county residents to learn about the many volunteer opportunities in the community. Read More.


9/19/19

United Way to Kick-Off 100 Years of Giving with Days of Caring

Capital Area United Way will officially kick-off its 100th fundraising campaign at the annual Days of Caring event at the South Washington Office Complex located at 2500 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing. Read More.


9/6/19

Capital Area United Way Collaborative Funding At Work

Capital Area United Way announces funding of collaborative education programs. Read More.


8/23/19

CAUW Announces Staff Promotions

The Capital Area United Way announces two staff promotions. Read More.


8/14/19

MSHDA Grants $50,000 to Capital Area United Way for Home Repairs in the City of Eaton Rapids

The Capital Area United Way will receive a grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MHSDA) for the City of Eaton Rapids to continue its work of community change and improving the lives of local residents. Read More.


6/20/19

Two Volunteer Projects Highlight United Way Day of Action

On Friday,  June 21, Capital Area United Way volunteers will convene for two volunteer projects. Read More.


6/19/19

CAUW Celebrates 100 Years with Special MSU Dairy Store Ice Cream

What better way to kick off the summer season than with ice cream! Read More.


6/6/19

United Way Diaper Drive Is In Full Swing

Capital Area United Way is on a mission to help low-income families who can't afford diapers for their children. Read More.


3/28/19

United Way Presents Highest Volunteer Award to Jerry Swartz

Jerry Swartz, retired educator and active community volunteer, received the Walter A. Campbell Award from the Capital Area United Way. Read More.


3/28/19

Top Community Volunteers Awarded by Capital Area United Way

The Capital Area United Way honored five adults, one youth and one company on May 25, 2019 for giving thousands of combined hours of volunteer time to local organizations. Read More.


3/12/19

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Celebrates 50 years Providing Millions in Refunds

For 50 years, the Volunteer Income Assistance Program (VITA) program has been providing free tax preparation to millions of taxpayers, including low- and moderate-income households, the elderly, people with disabilities and people with limited English proficiency. Read More.


3/5/19

United Way Named to Fast Company's List of The World's Most Innovative Companies for 2019

United Way Worldwide today announced that it has been named #5 on Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019 in the not-for-profit category. Read More.


2/18/19

Astera-CAUW Partner for Volunteer Service on Presidents Day

While most employees with Presidents Day off are sleeping in and staying home, the 66 employees from Astera Credit Union will be volunteering with Capital Area United Way. Read More.


1/31/19

Capital Area United Way to Hold "Show Me the Money Day"

Financial workshops and pre-scheduled appointments for free tax preparation will headline " Show Me the Money Day". Read More.