Anonymous donors are putting up $50,000 with a challenge for the community to match it with donations to United Way of the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region (UWBCKR).
"The generosity of our region is simply amazing," said Michael Larson, president & CEO. "These donors recognize the impact United Way has on our community, an impact that comes from all of us working together for the common good. This challenge grant underscores that collective work."
Larson said the anonymous grant is aimed at encouraging the community to meet it dollar-for-dollar to support United Way programs and partnerships in education, income and health.
"At United Way, we’re driven by a firm belief that every child deserves a good education, every person deserves a good-paying job, and everyone deserves accessible health care. Real, lasting change like this requires everyone to get engaged," he said.