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Monday, 11 October 2021 16:33

PORCH Gathering 10-13-21

PORCH gathering on 10-13-21

Going to be a beautiful fall gathering with our senior friends with apple cider, donuts and fall treats

If you know of a person who is lonely and can use a friendly face, please tell them about PORCH

Learn more about PORCH localimpactalliance.org/porch

Published in PORCH Events
Friday, 08 October 2021 17:04

Chili Cook Off for Canton Cares Fund

October is National Chili Month.
 
When the weather cools down and the campfire gets going, there’s no better comfort food than chili to warm your soul and make it a perfect night. Every October, when autumn starts to chill our bones, break out the bread bowls and warm up with National Chili Month.

What better way to celebrate then to make it a fundraiser for our community.

This Fundraiser will support the Canton Cares Fund at Canton Community Foundation, which supports Canton community by providing financial assistance for disaster relief, therapeutic recreation, youth and senior programs.

Scan the bar code to purchase your tickets.

Friday, 01 October 2021 13:13

Cheers to 15 Years

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle was founded in 2006.
 
At that time, a group of local women philanthropists came together to establish the organization and encourage other women to join in philanthropic giving. Their early efforts were focused on helping in the local community, reaching and assisting women, children, and their families in need. For 15 years, Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle has been accomplishing that objective and continues to develop women's philanthropy and meet needs through fundraising and grant making.
 
Gather to celebrate 15 years of Giving Hope!
The event will include:
-Gift Gathering for the Bottomless Toy Chest
-short business meeting
-pinning ceremony for members

Tickets are $35 and include plentiful appetizers and a champagne toast. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Buy Tickets

Published in Giving Hope Events
Monday, 20 September 2021 16:52

Fun PORCH Gathering

What a fun PORCH gathering at Canton Place 9-15-21.
 
We played Family Feud Jeopardy and every one had a great time.
Thanks to all our volunteers and senior friends.
 
PORCH is a volunteer program offering it's services in Canton free of cost to the community.
Become a volunteer make someone smile today, offer kindness. it costs nothing to you but gives tremendous confidence to the person.

PORCH = PROVIDING OTHERS RENEWED CONFIDENCE AND HOPE

Published in PORCH News

Canton Community Foundation successfully completed the 12th Annual Veterans Summit in Partnership with Legal Help for Veterans at Village Arts Factory.

This year's event was a question-and-answer session with local veterans experts. Topics included 

  • Medical claims
  • Disability benefits
  • PTSD claims
  • Hearing loss
  • Appeals
  • Burial benefits
  • and more!

 

It was a free event. Thank you to the board of Partnership for Arts and Humanities and Canton Chamber of Commerce for the support and help. The event was livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook.

The beautiful setting of Cut Short Memorial made the event perfect.

Meredith Lynn Whalen, 23, was originally from Canton. A graduate of Salem High School in Plymouth-Canton schools and U-M, she became a research assistant for Fred Alger Management on the 93rd floor of the north tower.
Whalen grew up in Canton, Mich., where she developed a love of horses and riding. Her ultimate dream was to own a horse farm in Kentucky, though her short-term goal was to become a portfolio manager.
Whalen competed on the cross-country and swimming teams at Plymouth-Salem High School. After graduating with honors, she attended the University of Michigan in nearby Ann Arbor, graduating in 2000 with a degree in business.
Whalen got a taste of the investment field by working at Goldman Sachs in London during the summer before her senior year. But she wanted to work for a smaller firm where she thought she would receive more personalized training.
She was recruited to work in New York by David Alger, a co-owner of Fred Alger Management. He was among 35 employees of the firm who died in the terrorist attack.
 
Meredith Whalen Memorial Scholarship Fund at Canton Community Foundation was started by her family.
 
This scholarship was created in memory of Meredith Whalen. This scholarship is available to all female students graduating from the Plymouth-Canton Community School District who plan to attend any college or university majoring in business.
Tuesday, 07 September 2021 17:42

PORCH Gathering

PORCH Volunteers are gathering to enjoy an evening with their Senior Friends on 9-15-21.

P = Providing

O = Others

R = Renewed 

C = Confidence

H = Hope

PORCH volunteers donate their time and spend it with people who are feeling lonely or are socially isolated.

Volunteering has many benefits, either on your own or a club or friends it benefits you too.

When you donate your time, skill, energy and enthusiaism, you benefit too!

Consider volunteering for PORCH, fill out application

Published in PORCH Events
National Senior Citizens Day recognizes seniors who have spent their lives contributing to society and have impacted everyone’s lives for the better.
The country’s foundation and stable sectors are the result of the hard work of our senior citizens and they deserve all our gratitude.
 
PORCH volunteers made a visit to their senior Friends, played some board games, enjoyed lemonade and fresh baked cookies.
One of the volunteers also brought fresh vegetables for the seniors from her garden.
 
PORCH is an initiative of Local Impact Alliance.
To volunteer for PORCH, please fill out the application.
You have to be 18 years or older, a background check and a olunteer training is needed to volunteer.

THANK YOU!

Published in PORCH News
Community Foundation of Plymouth Grants Application is now Open!!
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
 
These organizations must:
- Be 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of residents within the 48170 zip code.
- Encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
- Encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funders.
- Support "seed" money opportunities for innovative projects.
 
Community Foundation is part of Local Impact Alliance and is serving the community for over 30 years.
 

Please apply online at the link below.

Grants Application

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 18:27

PORCH volunteer visit 8-17-21

PORCH Volunteers are going to Canton Place to visit their Senior Friends and have an evening of conversation, meeting and chatting!

PORCH is a volunteer program offering it's services in Canton free of cost to the community.

PORCH recruits volunteers 18 years and older who are able to donate their time and connect with people who are socially isolated or feeling lonely.

Findings of a need assessment conducted in Canton identified social isolation and loneliness faced by seniors as number 1 issue in the community.

PORCH was created to combat the problem of social isolation and loneliness.

If you want to be part of this program please fill out an application. A background check and a volunteer training is required, both provided by organization.

PORCH application 

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