The Livingston County United Way is kicking off their 2022 Campaign this week and is asking for the public’s help.
United Way officials say that since the pandemic, community agencies continue to report escalated struggles, with an increase of families in need. Inflated gas prices and food costs ate expected to cause these additional needs in the county to persist into 2023.
“We need your support in order to bridge this gap for local families and cannot do it without the donations we will receive during this campaign year,” stated a press release. “We will direct your donations straight into the hands of the people that need it most by working with local agencies to identify current and critical needs, vetting those agencies through financial and reporting measures to ensure they are good stewards of the dollars we give them and then supporting their work to ensure our neighbors can get the support they need, when they need it.”
As explained by James Johnston, Vice-President at Bank of Ann Arbor, “United Way is the best way to get the most impact for your community”.
Listed below are the agencies United Way is funding in 2022-23, with some providing multiple programs.
• Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA)
• Livingston County Catholic Charities
• Childcare Network
• The Salvation Army
• Meals on Wheels
• Livingston Family Center
• Habitat for Humanity
• Work Skills Corporation
• Community Catalysts
• The Arc of Livingston
• Hartland Senior Center
• Howell Senior Center
• Howell Teen Center
• Legal Services of South Central Michigan
• Pantry Network Funds – Bountiful Harvest Pantry, Family Impact Center Pantry, St. Joseph Pantry, Farley Hill Elementary Pantry, SonRise Pantry and Dora’s Cupboard
• MSU Extension
• Recovery Advocates in Livingston (RAIL)
• Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)
• VINA Community Dental
• Pregnancy Help Clinic
• Community Connect
• Homeless Awareness Week
As they embark on the 2022 Campaign, the United Way’s goal is to ensure they have enough funds to keep everyone in the community healthy, whether that is a young person with mental health needs, a family struggling with basic needs or even an older adult limited by their fixed income.
With that in mind, they are asking the community to please consider donating to the United Way Campaign. If you work outside of the county, please make sure to designate your donation back to Livingston County in order to make a difference where you live.
Donating can be done online at www.lcunitedway.org or mailed to 2980 Dorr Road, Brighton. 48116