Raised Here. Stays Here.

Raised Here. Stays Here.

Have you ever wondered what we mean by “Raised here. Stays Here.”? That means that money raised in Clare County is used to support programs and services in Clare County, while money raised in Gladwin County is used to support programs and services in Gladwin County. YOU have the chance to choose where your money goes, so you can be sure that you are caring for people in the community you love.

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Harness the Power of Giving

When you give to United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties, you have the opportunity to maximize the impact of your donation so that your dollars make a positive difference in the lives of as many people as possible.

You see, your donation, added to the rest of the donations made in our communities, has the potential to impact many people by supporting more than 25 partner agencies. That means your money touches multiple lives in a variety of positive ways to benefit the health, education, and financial stability of people right here at home.

What Do Your Dollars Do?

When you donate to United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties, your money is used to help people receive valuable services to better their lives. Last year, tens of thousands of people throughout Clare and Gladwin Counties were impacted through your donations.

Your dollars equate to mentors for youth who need a positive role model, recovery coaches for people struggling with addiction, help for young people who are experiencing problems at home, counseling for adults and children affected by domestic violence, and emergency food and utility assistance for families who have fallen on hard times – just to name a few services!

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Impacts of Your Generous Gift

Your Weekly Gift Adds Up

$1 Per Week

Provides two families with emergency food vouchers.

$3 Per Week

Provides one child with early literacy services.

$5 Per Week

Provides five youth mentored matches including training.

$10 Per Week

Provides four weeks of summer day camp for ten children.

$15 Per Week

Provides one educational event for the whole community.

$20 Per Week

Provides one handicap ramp or 22 nights of food and shelter for homeless youth.

Clare and Gladwin County

programs funded through your donations

211 Northeast Michigan

  • Comprehensive Information and Referral

The Arnold Center

  • Gladwin County Connection

Clare County Habitat for Humanity

Clare Gladwin Great State Collaborative

  • Imagination Library

Girl Scouts, Heart of Michigan

Gladwin C.A.N. Prevention Council

  • Friendly Driver / Shopper Program

Gladwin Young Life

Listening Ear Crisis Center

  • 24-Hour Crisis Center & Suicide Prevention Helpline
  • Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
  • Transitional Living Program

Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America

Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • One-to-One Mentoring

Mid Michigan Community Action Agency

  • Early Childhood Events
  • Fresh Food Voucher / Emergency Food Pantry

Mid Michigan Industries

  • MMI Community Connections Program
  • MMI Community Employment Program

Northern Michigan Alliance for Children

  • Body Safety Prevention Education

R.I.S.E. Advocacy Center

  • Shelter and Programming Support


  • Children’s Program
  • Domestic Violence Program
  • Sexual Assault Program

Ten Sixteen Recovery Network

  • Center for Recovery & Wellness