Our Current Community Partners

Albion District Library

(517) 629-3993

During 2016, the Albion District Library, funded by the Albion-Homer United Way, launched an ambitious new program called "Early Childhood Literacy" in the community. In addition to working with young children, this program works with parents to teach them the skills they need to be their child's first teacher. Young adults from the community also have paid positions on staff, contributing to their educations and well being too. And, this program collaborates in the community by offering programming at alternative locations, such as at Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum, at Harrington Elementary, etc. This program is a five year, grant funded project aimed at improving third grade reading competencies in Albion.

Marshall High School 
(269 781-1311
The board of directors of the Albion-Homer United Way believe that Meals of Hope serves a very important purpose in our community. It teaches the next generation of community leaders lessons in civic responsibility, volunteerism, and the real economic needs of our community.  “High school students typically learn abstract concepts such as ‘poverty’ and ‘civic duty’. Meals of Hope serves as an object lesson for students instead. It brings those concepts into reality and demonstrates real world ways to improve the conditions of others” says Amy Robertson, Administrator of the Albion-Homer United Way. “The Board of Directors is very pleased to have contributed to this important program."  
First United Methodist Church 

Healthy Babies Day has been celebrated in Albion for more than 20 years. It provides education and new baby items to expectant mothers and to those mothers with a baby under the age of one. The Albion-Homer United Way is an active supporter of this vital program in our community. Click here to reach the Healthy Baby Day Facebook page.

Food Bank of South Central Michigan
The Food Bank's mission is to feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food and grocery products, advocating for hunger-relief programs and collaborating with others who address basic human needs. The Albion-Homer United Way contributes at least 10% of its yearly revenues to the Food Bank, who then distributes to the food pantries located in our communities of Albion and Homer, MI.

Charitable Union 

(269) 964-7234


Each year, the Albion-Homer United Way supports the Charitable Union's efforts to bring clean, good quality, free clothing into Albion and Homer for the benefit of working adults, school children, and senior citizens. Some clothing drops occur in conjunction with the start of the school year, others occur at various locations. To find out when and where the next drop off will occur, please check with the Charitable Union.
The Fountain Clinic
The Fountain Clinic is a medical clinic established to help those who are uninsured and under insured, who cannot afford needed medical care. The Albion-Homer United Way currently provides nearly 5% of its yearly revenues to the Fountain Clinic in order to provide prescription assistance to needy residents living in Albion and Homer.

Homer Sharing & Caring Network

Phone: (517) 568-7336

The Homer Caring & Sharing Network is an emergency assistance office located in Homer MI. It functions to provide emergency food, clothing, and housewares to needy residents in Homer. The Albion-Homer United Way contributes at least 5% of its annual revenues to supporting this agency.

Homer School District
The Homer School District educates the children of the village of Homer. During the summer, the Homer School District provides the children of Homer with summer recreational programs. The Albion-Homer United Way currently supports these summer programs.

Homer Township Library

(517) 568-3450

Launching in mid-2017, the Homer Township Library, funded by the Albion-Homer United Way, will launch an ambitious new program called "Early Childhood Literacy" in the community. In addition to working with young children, this program works with parents to teach the skills they need to be their child's first teacher. Young adults from the community also have paid positions on staff, contributing to their educations and well being too. This program is a five year, grant funded project aimed at improving third grade reading competencies in Homer.
Albion College Big Read Program
Albion College, in partnership with the Albion District Library and the Albion Public Schools is coordinating a Big Read program in Albion, This year long program provides the community an opportunity to dialog and learn together through the discussion and review of a single, community-read novel.  The Albion-Homer United Way has contributed three percent of its 2015 funds to supporting this program.


S.A.F.E. Place Children's Program
The S.A.F.E. Place Children's Program provides one-on-one and group therapy for children from households suffering from domestic violence.  The Albion-Homer United Way supports this program and others from its revenues, annually.
Community Action Agency, Battle Creek, MI
Walk for Warmth is Community Action's annual fundraiser for household utility relief such as: deliverable fuel, metered gas or elect. The Albion-Homer United Way currently supports the Walk for Warmth with an annual contribution of nearly four percent our annual revenues.



Albion-Homer United Way
Serving Albion and Homer Michigan since February 19, 1965