• Home Giveaway

    THAW wants to provide a Healthy, Safe and Warm home for two deserving families.

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  • Need Help?

    If you are struggling to pay your energy bill, we can help.

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  • It's Cold.

    Become a Hero For Heat and keep Michigan families healthy, safe and warm.

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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 programs are open to eligible Michigan residents. Click below for more information on eligibility and how to get help.

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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.


$1M Gift to Help Detroit Families Facing Water Shutoffs

Detroit (Detroit Free Press) The New York-based investment firm that helped guide Detroit through bankruptcy has donated $1 million to The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) to help residents facing water shutoffs, the Free Press has learned. The gift from Miller Buckfire is the largest private nonutility donation in the charity’s history — it means…

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Detroit Free Press & Talmer Bank Marathon

Support THAW at the Detroit Free Press & Talmer Bank Marathon! Race for warmth and help keep thousands of Michigan families safe and warm! Join us at the 2015 Detroit Free Press and Talmer Bank Marathon and show your support for THAW! Here’s how: 1. Set up your own personal fundraising webpage via Crowdrise. Setting up…

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6th Annual Week of Warmth

Making a Difference For Michigan Families This Winter. THAW Presents the 6th Annual Week of Warmth sponsored by DTE Energy: November 7th – 14th, 2015 This year marks The Heat and Warmth Fund’s 30th year of warming hearts and homes of Michigan residents in need. It also marks the 30-year partnership between THAW and DTE…

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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.