As the 2021-2022 Oscoda Area United Way is winding down, they are working on hitting their
goal of $32,000. At the present time we are short of that goal by about $10,000. We are kicking
off a short campaign for the last two months of our campaign, August and September. We are
hoping to get 200 people to donate $50 before the end of September.
This is something we have never tried before but know how many people support our
community and are hoping they will join our team to make our goal.
OAUW is unique in we are the only United Way board in the state of Michigan with no paid
staff. Our administrative costs are very low and generally run about 9% of our total budget.
This covers things like our dues to Michigan United Way Association and the Worldwide United
Way, postage and campaign needs such as donation envelopes.
OAUW goals are to offer support in our community in need of basic human needs, health and
education. We do this through a variety of agencies who work together to make sure all needs
are met. Our agencies currently are Boy Scouts of America (troops in our area), Carol’s Baby
Pantry, Catholic Human Services, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (troops in our area), Hope
Shores Alliance, Iosco Coats for Kids, Oscoda Area Schools Backpack & Pantry Program,
Oscoda Area Schools Owl Closet, and Oscoda F.I.S.H. In addition to these agencies the donors
can designate another non-profit in our community as long as it is a 501 (c)(3) organization. In
addition we also fund Special Projects when requested. These can be unplanned needs of our
agencies and other organizations in our local community.
We recognize it is a high goal, but we know the Oscoda Community is filled with generous
people that pull together as a team to make the goal.
You can make donations and follow our progress at http://www.oscodaareaunitedway.com. Donations
can also be mailed to Oscoda Area United Way, PO Box 283, Oscoda, MI 48750. If you have
any questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.