• THAW Water Assistance

    Detroit residents can now apply for water assistance from THAW.

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  • Race For Warmth

    Support THAW at the Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon

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  • Winter was hard.

    Many Michigan families still need your help.

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Please consider a gift to THAW, no matter the size, your donation will help keep someone’s heat and lights on when they need it most.

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THAW programs are open to eligible Michigan residents. Click below for more information on eligibility and how to get help.

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THAW distributes assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 80 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.

On average, limited-income households spend one-third of their monthly income paying for energy.

Over 30,000 children and 5,000 seniors lived in households that received energy assistance last year.

Event

Pippin Ticket Discount

Discount Tickets and THAW Donations! Purchase tickets to see Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical, PIPPIN, coming to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre June 9th – June 21st. When you use the discount offer code THAW, a $5 donation will be made to THAW! PLUS you can save up to $25 (discount based on seats and show day/times). Full…

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News

$1M Gift to Help Detroit Families Facing Water Shutoffs

Detroit (Detroit Free Press) The New York-based investment firm that helped guide Detroit through bankruptcy has donated $1 million to The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) to help residents facing water shutoffs, the Free Press has learned. The gift from Miller Buckfire is the largest private nonutility donation in the charity’s history — it means…

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Event

Detroit Free Press & Talmer Bank Marathon

Support THAW at the Detroit Free Press & Talmer Bank Marathon! Race for warmth and help keep thousands of Michigan families safe and warm! Join us at the 2015 Detroit Free Press and Talmer Bank Marathon and show your support for THAW! Here’s how: 1. Set up your own personal fundraising webpage via Crowdrise. Setting up…

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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.