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Please consider a gift to THAW, no matter the size, your donation will help keep someone’s heat and lights on when they need it most.

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THAW distributes assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 56 agency partners and a series of annual events.

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THAW Mission

THAW is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need. We collaborate with our partners to deliver services that support long term energy solutions.

Across Michigan, 40% of households (1.54m) struggle to afford the basic needs of housing, including energy.

Over 28,000 children and 4,800 seniors lived in households that received energy assistance last year.

News

THAW and Wayne County give two deserving families warm homes in ‘Healthy, Safe and Warm Home Giveaway’

DETROIT – Today, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) in partnership with Wayne County (along with Santa) presented two Detroit families with the gift of a warm, energy-efficient home just in time for Michigan’s winter months. During a live reveal at THAW’s headquarters in downtown Detroit, local residents Arielle King and Jahleel Faison, along with their…

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Event

Cocktails for a Cause

Come and celebrate Fat Tuesday after work with our host and business leaders, David Johnson, Tony Saunders, Chuck Nolen and Carl Bentley. A $35 admission ticket will include two drink tickets(*select liquors) and appetizers. 100% of ticket sales will benefit THAW! Carl Bentley, Executive VP, Strategic Staffing Solutions David Johnson, VP Customer Service & Marketing, DTE…

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Event

WWJ Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW

Winter is a cold and frightening time of the year for thousands of Michigan families who are struggling to heat their homes. The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) has been assisting Michigan residents facing an emergency energy crisis for 30 years and we anticipate the “need” this year to be greater than ever. Heat and…

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Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator awarded THAW four out of a possible four stars which indicates that THAW adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Please click on the logo to review our four star rating.