For Good. For Ever.
Thursday, December 1st
Westland City Hall
36300 Warren Rd., Westland, MI 48185
$5 per person recommended donation. Please bring an unwrapped toy to help the Westland Salvation Army provide Christmas gifts
to local disadvantaged children.
Entertainment by the John Glenn High School Choir
No registration necessary - come when you can, leave when you must.
Questions? Contact the Community Foundation office at 734/495-1200.
Fall Annual Business Meeting Event October 12th
Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle enjoyed Our Fall Annual Meeting at Rocky’s of Northville. Members were given the updated Operating Guidelines of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle, along with a reminder that annual dues of $125 are now due.
The Emergency Granting Fund was introduced. Emergency fund requests are vetted by CCF/LIA and approved by the Advisory Board to ensure donations will be used appropriately for true needs.
Members were asked to consider serving on our Advisory Board which meets 4-6 times a year. This is an opportunity to be more involved and collaborate with some talented ladies while providing support to local women, children and families in our community.
Giving Hope extends a very warm welcome to 5 new members: Penny Irwin, Jackie Jossey, Christine Schingeck, Mary Miller and Sue Smith. Our membership has grown to 64; and this, in turn gives us an even greater opportunity to help those in need!
Annual Meeting Recap
Along with our annual business meeting, ladies enjoyed socializing, a delicious plated dinner and learned about the Lead #Like A Girl program which has been empowering young ladies in our community for success for the past 7 years. The program’s director, Laura Mortier, gave a brief presentation overview of the program. Recent program graduates Sunhani Manosh and Natalie Richardson spoke about their personal experience with Lead #Like A Girl. $841 was raised in Pass the Purse and online donations, which will be applied towards the Lead #Like@Girl college scholarship fund awarded annually at their May graduation celebration. Giving Hope members will be invited to attend the ceremony.
Another treat of the evening was seeing some of our recent granting funds in action. Giving Hope member Christina Bair brought a variety of sample soaps from MOD Market. MOD Market recently received a grant from Giving Hope to support this new soap making program for the participants at Living and Learning Enrichment Center. The soaps will be sold at MOD Market in downtown Northville.
Special thank you to Karen Hanchett for suggesting and coordinating our efforts to support Lead # Like A Girl program and Becky Hurst, who helped clean up after our vent.
Dixboro General Store Christmas Shopping Event
Our next special event will be The Dixboro General Store Christmas shopping event on Wednesday, November 30th 7-9 pm. Invite your lady friends to come shop at 20% off items! Our Pass the Purse will go to support The Rainbow Connection. Their mission is to make wishes come true for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Pass the Purse collection will focus on gift cards that the Rainbow Connection can give to wish families.
Suggested gift cards:Taco Bell, AMC, Chic Fil A, Amazon, McDonald’s, Panera, Meijer, Little CaesarsDairy Queen *Cash is always welcome.
Special Events Chair
Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle
Giving Hope Operating Guidelines for the Members and Giving Hope descriptions for Chair and Committee positions.
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 over 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.
The Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle focuses on educating its members about local needs and providing them opportunities to Give to those causes. All members are welcomed and encouraged to get involved either on the Advisory Board or on the various committees.Giving Hope's Advisory Board meets quarterly.
Dr. Stephen Bloom, Medical Director of Rehabilitation at St.Josephs Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, will join us to talk about the symptoms of long Covid and living with the long-term effects. Time will be reserved to answer specific questions.
Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Register at the link here
Grant application for 2022 is now open till October 7th. Please click on the link below to apply.
Annual Fall Business Meeting Event
Wednesday, October 12th 6:30 – 9:00 pm
@ Rocky’s of Northville
41122 Seven Mile Rd, Northville
Supporting Lead Like a Girl, a mentoring program for young women ages 11-15.