Press Releases


Area United Ways Announce Merger

The merger of three United Ways based in south and mid-Michigan will bring exciting new opportunities to the region while strengthening local impact and maintaining their local presence. Read More.


Top Community Volunteers Awarded by Capital Area United Way

At its annual volunteer recognition event on April 21, 2021, the Capital Area United Way honored 10 individuals and one company for giving thousands of combined hours of volunteer time to local organizations. Read more.


United Way to Release Findings on Clinton, Eaton and Clinton Counties Low Income Working Families

Capital Area United Way invites members of the media to tune in as the Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW), along with Governor Whitmer and other state leaders, announce the findings from the 2021 ALICE Report on Tuesday, March 23. Read More>


Volunteer Recognition Nominations Sought For Youth and Adults

Capital Area United Way’s Volunteer Center is seeking nominations for adults and youth deserving of recognition for the volunteer service they provided in the capital area during 2020. Read More>


Capital Area United Way, InstaShield distributing 10,000 face shields to local nonprofits and schools

InstaShield is an affordable, convenient face shield that attaches to your favorite baseball cap. The company is making this donation part of its Million-Shield Challenge. Read More>


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>


Michigan is First State in Nation to Match its 2010 Census Self-Response Rate

Michigan is the first state in the nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate –– a significant milestone that can be attributed in part to early outreach by nonprofits throughout the state.  Read More>


Top Community Volunteers Awarded 

At its first ever virtual volunteer recognition event on June 15, 2020 streamed on Facebook Live. Read More>


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>


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>


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>


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>


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.


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.