Week of Warmth
Warming Homes Together While Apart

THAW, celebrating 35 years of service, is partnering with DTE Energy for the Week of Warmth, which will take place November 1-6.  Our Week of Warmth is capped off by the signature fundraising event of the year, the Night of Warm Hearts Gala, on November 6, sponsored by DTE Energy. Both events are virtual this year, and proceeds will enable THAW to continue providing energy assistance to Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens.

Please visit links on this site for an overview of Week of Warmth activities, sponsorship benefits, a commitment form, and auction lots. Check back for additional information as we get closer to the event. 

Thank you for helping to Warm Homes Together While Apart!

2020 Honorary Chair
Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy

2020 Honorary Co-Chairs
Tonya Allen, Skillman Foundation
Jim Ananich, Michigan Senate Minority Leader
Lee Chatfield, Michigan Speaker of the House
Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit
Warren C. Evans, Wayne County Executive
Christine Greig, Michigan House Democratic Leader
Patrick L. Harrington, MHSA
Peter MacGregor, State Senator
Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan
Josephine Norcia, Philanthropist
Bob Riney, Henry Ford Health System
Mike Shirkey, Michigan Senate Majority Leader
Debbie Stabenow, US Senator
Mary Whiteford, State Representative

11th Annual Week of Warmth
Sponsored by DTE Energy

Saturday,October 24, 2020
Hallelujah for Heat Concert
DTE presents 11th annual Hallelujah for Heat featuring Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Artist, Fred Hammond. 

Click Here to Register for Free Tickets

Sunday, November 1 – Thursday, November 5, 2020:

11th Annual Week of Warmth Activities include video releases with the following themes:
Sunday, November 1 – Week of Warmth Sponsor Features
Monday, November 2 – THAW Utility and Energy Assistance Programs
Tuesday, November 3 – THAW Mission Stories
                                                 Wednesday, November 4 – Energy Forward – THAW Emerging Leaders Council
                                                 Thursday, November 5 – THAW Radiothon, Telethon, and THAW Partnerships feature

Rhonda Walker  2018 Night of Warm Hearts Gala Mistress of Ceremony

Friday, November 6, 2020:
THAW’s Night of Warm Hearts Virtual Gala
Warming Homes Together While Apart






THAW’s signature fundraising event of the year, the Night of Warm Hearts Gala, sponsored by DTE Energy supports THAW’s mission to keep Michigan families healthy, safe, and warm. The Night of Warm Hearts Gala brings together Michigan’s top businesses and community leaders.

This year, enjoy a VIRTUAL broadcast highlighting our mission, presenting the Power Force Award, an auction featuring exclusive packages, a raffle, entertainment and heartfelt thanks to our sponsors.

Each year, THAW proudly honors community advocates who go above and beyond to help those in need. This year THAW is proud to salute Nancy J. Moody, Chair, DTE Energy Foundation and Vice President of Public Affairs for DTE Energy

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Week of Warmth
2020 Sponsors

DTE Energy

Aria Energy
Community Financial Credit Union
Henry Ford Health System and Bob and Sandy Riney
TCF Bank

Atwell, LLC
Comerica Bank
Eagle Excavating, Inc.
R.L. Coolsaet Construction Co.
Seel LLC
SEMCO Energy
Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc.

AAA – The Auto Club Group
Ascension Michigan
Corporate Eagle Management Services, Inc.
Doeren Mayhew
Miller Pipeline
Ann and James B. Nicholson
Vector Pipeline
Walker-Miller Energy Services, Inc.