Week of Warmth – Your warm heart can help warm a home.


Every year, thousands of Michigan families struggle to pay their utility bills and face the possibility of coming home to a cold, dark house. THAW’s mission is to stabilize and empower these families, keeping them healthy, safe and warm. For more than 30 years, THAW and DTE Energy have partnered to develop and support programs that support that mission.

One of those programs is the Week of Warmth, which started in 2009. During the Week of Warmth, we team up with other community-minded businesses and individuals to take action, raise awareness, and provide energy assistance to eligible Michigan homes. Our goal is to raise and distribute $1 million in utility assistance.


The 9th annual Week of Warmth, sponsored by DTE Energy, is November 3-10, 2018:

Registration and ticket information for the following events will be posted here as they become available.

  • Saturday, November 3: Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Day
    THAW and DTE canvas a neighborhood and provide energy efficiency tools, materials, and education to empower the residents to reduce energy consumption. Approved homes could receive weatherization, new appliances, windows and more.


  • Saturday, November 3: Hallelujah for Heat Concert
    Hallelujah for Heat is a night of celebration to recognize our energy assistance advocates who continue to support THAW and our mission. The night will include a VIP reception, award ceremony and gospel entertainment.



  • Friday, November 9: Night of Warm Hearts Gala at the MGM Grand in Detroit
    This is an evening of celebration supporting THAW’s mission to keep Michigan families healthy, safe and warm. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, live entertainment, dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles, and much more! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available here.


  • Customer Assistance Days
    Customer Assistance Days remove the transportation and technology barriers families face when seeking assistance. THAW, in partnership with DTE Energy, meet customers in their communities and neighborhoods and deliver on-the-spot assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents, quickly and efficiently.