Pop Up Giving



Your entire $20 donation will be pooled to create a pot.

Eat Drink & Be Merry

Enjoy tasty bites, have a drink on us and be social.

Learn & Listen

Hear pitches from three local nonprofits trying to win the pot.


Cast your ballot, winner takes all.


Feel great about the impact you made in just 60 minutes.



Pop Up Giving (PUG) events are happening quarterly at cool places around Kalamazoo.

Next PUG Events

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $20
Theme: Basic Needs
Location: WMU School of Aviation, 135 Helmer Rd. N, Battle Creek, MI 49037

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $20
Theme: Basic Needs
Location: Our next PUGtastic location is TBD in Kalamazoo.


Nominate a Nonprofit?

Each PUG event focuses on a United Way impact area: Education, Income, Health or Basic Needs. Themes will be announced and nominations will be solicited on the United Way Facebook page before each event.

Host a PUG Event?

We can take the show on the road and bring a customized Pop Up Giving event to you! To share the PUG experience with your colleagues or friends, send us an email and we can get started.

Become a Sponsor?

Your company or foundation can maximize the impact of Pop Up Giving AND increase visibility for your organization. Sponsorships ensure quality programming, provide experience enhancements, and generate matching dollars. Contact us for more information about the various sponsorship packages available.