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As children across the region prepare to return to the classroom, United Way of Northwest Michigan (UWNWMI) is sponsoring the “Gold for Good” initiative. A campaign to provide vision screenings, eye exams and glasses to 500 children in our community. The goal is to raise the $25,000 needed through direct donations, grants and a "Gold for Good" drive to collect scrap precious metals (gold, silver and platinum).


As a leader in bringing donors, volunteers, and community organizations together to solve critical problems in our 5-county region United Way of Northwest Michigan wants the youth in our community to succeed and it all starts with reading which means SEEING--the board, the words on a page and visual messages throughout the school.

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The first step is to go to print the donor form. Complete the top half of the form, sign and date it. Place the items for donation along with the completed form in a zip lock plastic bag.

Make your donation by:

  • Mail donation to United Way of Northwest Michigan

  • Drop off donation at United Way of Northwest Michigan at 202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, Michigan 

  • Drop off donation to Bay West Precious Metals Exchange during business hours (inside Wilson Antiques at 123 Union Street, Traverse City, MI)

  • Donate Directly HERE