Pennies are rolling through the halls of Plymouth Schools. Students have been holding Penny Wars in fundraising efforts to help support the United Way of Marshall County (UWMC) 2015 Campaign. Classes compete with other classes in their school to see who can bring in the most “pennies” for United Way.

UnitedWay_JeffersonSchool2015The penny wars, supported by local administrators and teachers, teach children about giving to help others in need with a lot of fun in the process. Students are able to see that even the simplest donation really does add up when everyone pitches in. The students’ entire donation goes to United Way of Marshall County to support education, health and financial stability programs and services in Marshall County through 24 Marshall County agencies.

UnitedWay_Washington Elem2015Students from Jefferson Elementary and Washington Elementary Schools in Plymouth were able to raise a combined donation of $1158.86 for United Way. 2015 United Way Campaign Co-Chairperson Susan Wagner was on hand to congratulate and thank students at both schools on “an outstanding job and victorious effort.” More results will be posted as Penny Wars finish.

To make a donation to United Way of Marshall County, visit offices located at 2701 North Michigan St. Plymouth, mail donation to PO Box 392, or online For more information, call the United Way of Marshall County offices at 574.936.3366.




For over 50 years, the United Way of Marshall County has continuously conducted annual fundraising campaigns in support of local health and human service not-for-profit organizations. The United Way has been the conduit for helping thousands of individuals, regardless of income level, contribute to a united community cause. United Way volunteers have spent millions of hours advocating for much needed programs and services that help build a stronger community and, as a result, the United Way has allocated more than $8 million to local agencies for everything from basic necessities like food to tutoring programs for youth to helping the elderly get to the doctor. The United Way of Marshall County remains committed to igniting the caring power of the human spirit to help meet the most basic needs of education, health and financial stability. Together we create a stronger future for Marshall County.