Grand Rapids, MI (WOODTV) - Earlier this week the Heart of West Michigan United Way announced a campaign goal of $12.5 million for the 2013 campaign year.
Heart of West Michigan United Way is a non-profit agency that focuses on education, health initiatives, and income in Kent County. The money raised in this years campaign will hopefully allow United Way to reach three major goals.
United Way will be assisting lower-income households become financially stable. They will work to reduce the high school dropout rate in Kent County. Finally, United Way will work to reduce obesity rates and make health care more available to those in need.
Over 30,000 individuals and 540 businesses contributed to last years campaign, raising $12.275 million. United Way invests more than 89 cents from every dollar raised back in the community towards those in need.
If you’d like to become part of the United Way movement visit hwmuw.org for more information.
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