History in the U.S.

Our History

In 1944, during World War II, the Plymouth Community Fund was established to serve the needs of the greater Plymouth community.

In time, we became the Plymouth Community United Way. 76 years later, we still work to address the basic needs of the residents of Plymouth, Canton, and Western Wayne County. Our partner agencies provide programs of support for the young and the elderly, and everyone in between. You will find us wherever needs are not being met.

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to better serve us all. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy. By working together, we can do what no single organization or individual can do.

Helping people help each other as well as themselves is the glue that binds us together. We create a better life for everyone by reinforcing the building blocks of our strong community. We need your support to accomplish this, whether it be your time, talent, or a monetary donation.