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Plymouth Community United Way has been fulfilling its mission to reach out and serve human needs in Plymouth, Canton and Western Wayne County since 1944.

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We hope you will learn how valuable Plymouth Community United Way programs are to our community. We look forward to your continued support.   


Marie Morrow, President

Upcoming Events
April 2014
Annual Meeting
4/4/2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
TEFAP Distribution
4/17/2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4/26/2014 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TEFAP Distribution
5/15/2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Elder Law Series

The February 2014 Elder Law Series in Plymouth is full.

A second set of sessions begins Monday, March 17 at the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street.

Attorney Gary S. Allen will discuss four separate topics concerning Elder Law. The sessions are free but require advance registration. Space fills quickly so register early. For more information or to reserve a space, call (248) 349-4140.

The series runs 4 consecutive Mondays at 10-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Topics include Estate Planning, Outliving Your Assets, Retirement Accounts (IRAs, 401k, 403b, etc.), and Taxes.

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Volunteers Still Needed for Rake-N-Go

Want to make a difference by helping senior citizens and people with disabilites?

Plymouth Community United Way is still looking for volunteers for the April 26 Rake~N~Go in Plymouth, and Canton and Plymouth townships.

Come alone, with your family or bring a team of co-workers and friends to clean yards and do light outdoor chores. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast then spend a couple of hours helping someone who can't help themselves.

Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, garden tools, hedge trimmers, and gloves. PCUW will supply yard waste bags.

PCUW organizes two raking events a year: Make a Difference Day in November and Rake~N~Go in April. More than 300 volunteers cleaned 67 yards of seniors and disabled persons at Make a Difference Day in 2013, including a team (pictured below) from Freudenberg-NOK in Plymouth.


For more information or to volunteer, call (734) 453-6879, ext. 7 or email

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PCUW Plans Community Baby Shower

Plymouth Community United Way recently held a month-long baby shower and everyone was invited. Individuals and companies donated items and money to provide items for low-income mothers. The PCUW drive continued through March. 

“We wanted to help low-income mothers and single mothers who can’t afford these items and may fall through the cracks when they seek help,” said Marie Morrow. PCUW President.

Thank you to everyone who made it possible for babies to have cribs, strollers, clothing, bottles, diaper bags, and the list goes on. We especially thank Community Financial Credit Union for its large monetary donation.



Your Donations at Work

Annual Meeting on April 4

Our Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, sponsored by Comcast, was held Friday, April 4th at Comcast, on Concept Drive, in Plymouth.

More than 300 business and community leaders were invited to attend. The event is a way  for Plymouth Community United Way to thank businesses, government, professionals, and schools who contributed or provided community service. It also serves as a showcase for several of the agencies funded by PCUW and programs such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program.

The morning began with a continental breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 8 a.m. meeting and awards presentation. The meeting included reports on the nonprofit's 2013 finances and programs. Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards were presented by Lou Whitlock, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Smith Elementary School students accept a Community Service award for their help with food drives and Hats for the Homeless in 2013. The Plymouth Community United Way and the Plymouth-Canton Community School District have been partnering with each other for years to help the community.


Emergency Food Assistance Available

The next distribution of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, at St. Kenneth Catholic Church.  TEFAP provides low-income Plymouth and Northville residents with supplemental items that are primarily canned and non-perishable.  

All recipients must be pre-registered. This is a supplemental food program so it may be used in addition to other assistance programs. Bridge Card holders automatically qualify, but need to register. Recipients not currently on governmental assistance (food stamps, ADC and general) need to provide documentation inluding proof of income, residence (Plymouth or Northville), and number of household members before receiving food on distribution days.
Distributions continue the third Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church in Plymouth. 
For information and to register, call the Plymouth Community United Way office at (734) 453-6879, ext. 7 or send an email to        


*In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimation, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Plymouth Community United Way is a 501(c)(3) organization: serving Plymouth and Canton, Michigan since 1944.

960 West Ann Arbor Trail, Suite 2, Plymouth, Michigan 48170 / Phone: (734) 453-6879

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