United Way of the Lakeshore Events:
February 1 - 28: Hygiene Drive
February 11: Up From The Bottoms Documentary Screening
February 11: National 211 Day
February 23: Muskegon Housing Panel - Hosted By United After Work
March 1 - March 31: Beards for Books
April 1 - May 5: Baby Drive
April 8: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & GHSP Partnership)
April 22: (Earth Day) - Youth Day of Caring
April 22: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Oceana Community Foundation)
May 6: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Oceana Community Foundation)
May 7: Community Baby Shower
May 19: Live United Celebration
May 20 & 21: Memorial Cemetery Clean Up
May 23: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Harbor Hospice)
June 3: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Oceana Community Foundation)
June 11: Ride United
June 21: Day of Action
June 24: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Oceana Community Foundation)
July 18: Golf United Muskegon
August 1 - 31st: School Supply Drive
August 13: VENDOR - Muskegon Family Care Health & Wellness Fair
August 20: Golf United Oceana
September 5: Labor Day Parade in Muskegon
September 9-10: Silver Lake Sand Dune's Apple & BBQ Festival
September 9: Day of Caring - Muskegon
September 10: Day of Caring - Oceana
September 10: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Shelby State Bank)
September 23: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Disability Network of West Michigan)
October 6: RSVP CPR Training
October 7: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & Hart Rotary Club)
October 16 - November 4: Coat Drive
October 28: Oceana County FAWM Food Truck (UWL & GHSP)
October 28 & 29: Rake A Difference
November 11: Veterans Day Parade
December 1 -18: Adopt A Working Family
Check out all of the wonderful things happening in your community!
United Way of the Lakeshore Sponsored Events:
The Black Tie for the Y is an elegant evening celebrating the lives of those touched by cancer in Muskegon County. The Livestrong with the YMCA program is more than exercising your way to recovery; it supports individuals diagnosed with cancer and helps them reclaim their health and find hope in living again. Join us for silent and live auctions, wine raffle, 50/50, appetizers, hosted (open) bar, dinner (your choice of prime rib, salmon, or chicken) and dessert. After the main event, stay for music and dancing and a late night snack. So grab a friend, & get dressed up (black tie optional).
If you’re looking for good vibes and a groovy time, we have the event for you! Dancing with the Local Stars “Disco Nights” is set to take stage at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center in 2022. This new location means more seats will be available for our annual sold out show. Mark your calendar…you do NOT want to miss this spectacular event that has been dubbed as the hottest ticket in town!
This year, 34 Community Stars and 11 Dance Pros will boogie down the stage for the 14th season of Dancing with the Local Stars. This event includes eleven teams competing to win the infamous mirror ball trophy, which means they win the rights to choose a food-related charity to donate their prize money. In addition to the eleven far out performances, there will be entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and audience participation in voting with dollars for your favorite team(s)…a huge crowd pleaser!
Proceeds from Dancing with the Local Stars is distributed to food pantries and food related programs in Muskegon, lower Oceana, and upper Ottawa counties. We are passionately committed to raising awareness and funds to help stock the shelves of West Michigan food pantries.
Muskegon Pride Festival - June 4, 2022
All are welcome, as Muskegon proudly celebrates the local LGBTQ community with a Downtown Muskegon festival. Expect a fun-filled day of live music, entertainment, street vendors, and hands-on activities. This daylong celebration of love, unity, and equal rights is hosted by Muskegon Pride Center.
The Black Business Expo is a two part event. Part I: The symposium - ticketed event. Part II: The Vendor Showcase (Free to the public)
The Vendor Showcase will focus on consumers supporting local black businesses. Vendor Representatives will be available to answer questions and have samples of products they offer. Guests from all over will be exposed to your products and services.
The Muskegon Black Business Expo will conclude with a special Micro Grant awards ceremony to highlight examples of local Black business excellence in Muskegon. While entrepreneurial startup activity is on the rise, entrepreneurs of color remain underrepresented and underfunded. As the country moves closer to becoming more racially diverse, a continued disparity in entrepreneurial rates among people of color will lead to missed opportunities.