THAW Mission

THAW is stabilizing and empowering Michigan families, keeping them healthy, safe and warm.

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.


88% of every dollar goes to those in need.


THAW’s Race for Warmth Kickoff Party at Batch Brewing Company

The Heat and Warmth Fund is once again a charity partner for the Detroit Free Press Chemical Bank Marathon! That means you can run or volunteer for the event and raise funds to support Michigan families at the same time. If you want to know more about how to get involved, attend our kick-off event to…

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21st Annual Birdie Fore Warmth Charity Golf Outing

  This year marks the 21st Anniversary of Local 223 Gas Division’s support of THAW with this annual golf outing, Birdie Fore Warmth. This year’s outing, held at Stonebridge Golf Club in Ann Arbor, is a scramble played on teams of four and includes an awards banquet. Click here for tickets and sponsorship information. Presented by DTE…

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Race for Warmth – 41st Detroit Free Press Chemical Bank Marathon

Raise money and race for healthy, safe and warm families while joining thousands of others in this Michigan tradition! The 41st Detroit Free Press Marathon is in October and THAW is an official Bronze Charity Partner. You can support THAW families a number of ways (you don’t have to be a runner!): – Runners can register…

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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.