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13th Annual Week of Warmth + Night of Warm Hearts

Sponsor/Donate Hallelujah for Heat Awardees

Each year, THAW kicks off the season of need (November 1 – March 31) by partnering with DTE Energy for the Week of Warmth and Night of Warm Hearts. Presenting Sponsor DTE Energy and dozens of corporate and individual sponsors come together to support a series of community outreach events across the state during the week.

Hallelujah for Heat, Gospel Concert: October 29, 2022

Night of Warm Hearts Gala, Laughter Warms the Heart: November 4, 2022


About THAW

The Heat and Warmth Fund is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to stabilize and empower Michigan families, keeping them healthy, safe, and warm.

  • Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $250 million in assistance to more than 280,000 Michigan households.
  • More than 1.5 million Michigan households, nearly 40 percent of the state’s families, struggle to afford basic needs, including the cost of utility bills.
  • Every year thousands of Michigan face the possibility of coming home to a cold, dark home.
  • For 12 years, the Week of Warmth and Night of Warm Hearts has raised funds for Michigan families to ensure they spend the winter safe and warm in their homes.

As we continue to assist clients in navigating the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to provide resources that empower Michigan residents to gain stability. Our work is holistic, influencing so many areas of life – children need access to electricity as they engage in school activities at home. They need warm, well-lit homes to enable a comfortable learning environment where they can focus. And as we each do our part to continue to mitigate the virus’s spread, staying healthy and safe, families need access to running water. Finally, our work prevents families from making hard decisions on spending limited funds, resulting in at least one need not being met. Our mission now is more vital than ever.


Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Table Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

DTE Energy Customer Service

Guardian Plumbing & Heating


Delta Dental

Michigan First Foundation