The Heat and Warmth (THAW) Fundraiser
Heat and electricity in the Michigan winter months are an essential human need.
This winter, when you purchase ANY Gator Pit Band merch item from our store, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Heat and Warmth (T.H.A.W.) Fund, an independent 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that annually distributes utility assistance to vulnerable populations. “Recipients of THAW assistance include the elderly, unemployed, underemployed and disabled individuals who found themselves in an energy crisis. More than 70% of the households [they] assist have a child or senior in the home.” Visit T.H.A.W. Fund’s website.
As the pandemic continues and unemployment remains high, the state of Michigan encourages residents to seek help before their heat and electricity is shutoff. Apply for assistance through T.H.A.W. or find assistance on the Michigan MDHHS website by applying to the Michigan Energy Assistance Program or the Home Heating Credit program.
*Purchases will begin shipping in January*