Weekly Wrap Up: October 7, 2016

Just when we thought fall was here, we got a last breathe of summer! So while you were out (hopefully) enjoying a little bit of warmth and sunshine, we were collecting all the news that's fit to blog. Here's our wrap up for this week:

Congratulations AmeriCorps!


Today, AmeriCorps swears in its one millionth member! To all the men and women who have served or are serving our country through AmeriCorps, we are so grateful for the work you put in to make our country stronger! (And a super big thank you to all of the amazing AmeriCorps members at MAUW!)


To share an AmeriCorps story from your community, post on social media using the hashtag #1of1million!

Michigan Sugar partners with United Way of Bay County


Earlier this week, the Michigan Sugar Company hosted its annual “Sugar Food Pantry,” a joint project with the United Way of Bay County enabling regional food banks to pick up four-pound bags of sugar for use by local families. The donation, totaling approximately 15,000 pounds of sugar, assists food banks across the Michigan Sugar growing region in five Michigan counties.


To read more about the donation, click here

UWSEM Arms Parents and Caregivers with Free Early Child Resources


Nearly 40% of children in Greater Detroit enter Kindergarten unprepared for school. United Way for Southeastern Michigan has kicked off its 2016 Bib to Backpack initiative to arm Greater Detroit moms, dads, and caregivers with tried and true resources for children, ages 0 to 5, for kindergarten success, long before they set foot inside a classroom. Bib to Backpack encompasses all of our United Way’s Early Childhood. Among the resources available is a 10-minute Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), used to gauge if a child is developing appropriately for his or her age. 


To learn more about the program, click here

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