Free Family Fun Day at Panera Bread, December 10

December 5, 2011

United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Panera Bread invite you to join us for Family Fun Day at the Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Dearborn Heights and Chesterfield on December 10 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

This free event will include reading activities, craft projects and cookie decorating for the kids. Parents, while your children are busy playing, representatives from United Way will be available to help you learn about the free resources available you through our Early Learning Communities, a program that helps ensure children start school prepared and ready to learn.

  • The Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Dearborn Heights is located at 26580 Ford Road.
  • The Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Chesterfield is located at 51490 Gratiot Ave.

Free Family Fun Day at Panera Bread, November 12

November 7, 2011

United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Panera Bread invite you to join us for Family Fun Day at the Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Lathrup Village and Woodhaven on November 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

This free event will include reading activities, craft projects and cookie decorating for the kids. Parents, while your children are busy playing, representatives from United Way will be available to help you learn about the free resources available you through our Early Learning Communities, a program that helps ensure children start school prepared and ready to learn.

  • The Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Lathrup Village is located at 27651 Southfield Rd.
  • The Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Woodhaven is located at 23061 Allen Rd.

Free Family Fun Day at Panera Bread, October 8

October 3, 2011

United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Panera Bread invite you to join us for Family Fun Day at the Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Rochester Hills on October 8 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

This free event will include reading activities, craft projects and cookie decorating for the kids. Parents, while your children are busy playing, representatives from United Way will be available to help you learn about the free resources available you through our Early Learning Communities, a program that helps ensure children start school prepared and ready to learn.

The Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Rochester Hills is located at 37 S. Livernois Rd.


Free Family Fun Day at Panera Bread, September 10

September 6, 2011

United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Panera Bread invite you to join us for Family Fun Day at the Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Canton on September 10 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

This free event will include reading activities, craft projects and cookie decorating for the kids. Parents, while your children are busy playing, representatives from United Way will be available to help you learn about the free resources available you through our Early Learning Communities, a program that helps ensure children start school prepared and ready to learn.

The Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Canton is located at 41950 Ford Rd.


United Way receives $4 Million Social Innovation Fund grant

August 4, 2011

The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced that United Way’s early childhood efforts will be awarded a $4 million grant from the Social Innovation Fund! In fact, United Way for Southeastern Michigan is one of just five grant recipients nationwide. Read More »


The power of books

August 4, 2011

As a partner of the Imagination Library, United Way puts books in the hands of more than 5,000 local kids every month. I recently visited with one Imagination Library family — Sara and her two children, Joslyn and Julius — to see for myself what kind of impact we’re making. [Read more...]


My career path started with a pick jar, three pigs and double-decker peanut butter sandwiches

July 31, 2011

It is not a surprise to me that I am a reader, nor is it surprising that my brother and sister always have their heads in a book as well.  We were raised by two parents who loved to read- not only for their own pleasure, but to us as well. In fact, there was never a night in my house that we went to bed without having a book, (or two or five) being read aloud for all of us to enjoy. [Read more...]


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