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On Thursday, October 17, Allegan County United Way hosted its third annual Day of Caring. More than 200 volunteers headed out into local communities to assist nonprofit organizations with 17 projects. Area Director Amanda Telgenhof said, “Day of Caring is a great opportunity for our community to support local nonprofit organizations in the important work they do. It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm that our volunteers have for taking care of our community.”

At noon, Day of Caring volunteers and key community stakeholders gathered for lunch at Perrigo. During the luncheon, Allegan County United Way kicked off its 2019-20 annual community campaign and President Patrick Moran presented the latest ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) data for Allegan County. Amanda Telgenhof announced this year’s campaign goal of $625,000, and Live United Associate Lisa Bensinger announced a goal of recruiting 750 volunteers.

One in four residents in Allegan County are touched by a program supported by Allegan County United Way. United Way invites the community to get involved by donating or signing up for volunteer opportunities online at Donations can also be made through payroll deduction or by mail to: Allegan County United Way, 650 Grand St, Allegan MI 49010. If your company would like to start a workplace campaign, contact Amanda Telgenhof at or 269.673.6545 x10.

The United Way Board of Directors and staff would like to thank Perrigo for sponsoring and hosting the Day of Caring ALICE luncheon. We are thankful for our dedicated volunteers and generous community for your ongoing support of Allegan County United Way.