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

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    Is a simple way to help THAW keep families safe and warm when you shop at your favorite Kroger.

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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.


THAW offers hand up with energy bills, not a handout

Mark Lane likes it when he hears people say they hope never to see him again. Lane is the director of communications for THAW — The Heat and Warmth fund — a nonprofit dedicated to paying the utility bills of those in need, as long as their income qualifies at 150 percent or less of…

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Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) is excited to be one of the official charities of the Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon. Your participation in the marathon allows us to keep families healthy, safe and warm throughout the state of Michigan. Each registration received makes a difference, no matter if you walk the 5K,…

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SEMCO Energy 8th Annual Energy Drive Charity Golf Tournament

Join us for a round of golf on Friday August 12th, at the Solitude Links Golf Course in Kimball, Michigan.  The 18 hole scramble with cart will include: hot dog or hamburger at turn, player gift bag, auction participation, prize giving presentation and much more!  All proceeds from the tournament benefit THAW.  To reserve your…

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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.