Help Others

Put a warm feeling in your heart by helping some of Michigan’s most vulnerable--low-income families and seniors--pay their energy bills this winter. With the reduction in government energy assistance programs, your help can make a difference in the lives of many.



The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)

A leading provider of utility assistance in the state of Michigan, The Heat and Warmth Fund helps support long-term energy needs for the elderly, the unemployed and the disabled. Text THAW to 50555 to donate $10 to The Heat and Warmth Fund.

The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm

A group of energy providers, state government bodies and nonprofit groups, The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm delivers energy assistance to low income households



Gift of Energy

Help someone you know by paying all or a portion of their DTE Energy bill. You can use the Gift of Energy for:

  • A charitable donation to someone in need
  • Holiday gifts
  • Relatives living on a fixed income
  • Children living away from home

Simply complete a Gift of Energy form (PDF) and mail it in your check or money order. There are no fees and a card will be sent to the recipient notifying them of your gift.

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