Blanket the Community
40% of Michigan families struggle to afford the basic needs of housing, including energy for heat. There are many in our community who struggle to stay warm. From young children to senior citizens, the need is real.
That’s why we’re bringing back our Blanket the Community project. It’s a real solution for someone in need. In reality, it’s so much more than a blanket. It’s a way to remind our neighbors they are not alone and we care about them. It’s warm hearts making a real difference.
Last year, 550 blankets were donated during our first Blanket the Community project. In its second year, we're hoping to double those numbers and have set a goal of collecting 1,000 blankets!
You can help
It’s easy, just drop off a new blanket at any of our 12 United Bank locations and we will distribute to our neighbors in need.
If you prefer shopping online, we've made it easy to send the gift of a blanket from Amazon. The Amazon blankets will go to Family Promise. They serve homeless families with children in West Michigan.