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Monday, 14 November 2022 17:33

TOY DRIVE

TOY DRIVE 

 

Thursday, December 1st

Westland City Hall

36300 Warren Rd., Westland, MI 48185

5:30-7:30 pm

 

$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

6:15-6:45

No registration necessary - come when you can, leave when you must.

Questions? Contact the Community Foundation office at 734/495-1200.

Friday, 04 November 2022 19:09

Giving Hope - Fall Business Meeting Update

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.

New Members

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.

 

Raeann Neil

Special Events Chair

Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle

Published in Giving Hope Events
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 19:50

Giving Hope Operating Guidelines

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.

 

Published in Giving Hope News
Wednesday, 19 October 2022 21:24

Long Covid

Lunch & Learn - Surviving Long Covid

 

Most People with Covid-19 won't become severely ill and will often recover within weeks of illness. But even a mild infection can cause long Covid. And with the high transmissibility of certain variants - which often results in milder disease outcomes - many people may be concerned about developing long Covid.
 
Long Covid - or post Covid conditions - is a wide range of new, returning or on going health problems people may experience more than four weeks after being first infected. Even, people who did not have any symptoms can experience long Covid, which can present as different types and combinations of health problem and can range in lengths of time, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

Details :
 
Date - Wednesday, November 9, 2022 11:30 am-12:30pm

Location - Canton Human Services Building (1st floor - Room A/B) 50430 School House Road, Canton, MI 48187

FREE (however, registration is required) Please bring your lunch.

Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200

Register Here

 

Here is the video of the Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 17:57

Media Literacy

Great discussion and points made at the Lunch & Learn session hosted by Local Impact Alliance.
 
Topic - Improve your Media Literacy
Speaker - Jo Angela Oehrli
 
In an age of misinformation and information overload, how do we sort fact from fiction and reputable sources from those less reliable? Keen critical thinking skills can help to filter through the noise to get to the truth.
 
Jo Angela is a former high school and middle school teacher who now, as a Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, helps college students find information on a wide range of topics. She is currently an adjunct lecturer for U/M's School of Information and College of Literature, Science and Arts; and is teaching a class entitled, "Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact From Fiction."
 
Here is the link for the recording of the discussion.
 
 
 
 
Thursday, 29 September 2022 21:28

Improve your Media Literacy - Lunch & Learn

 
 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022 AT 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 1150 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48188-1608, United States

 
In an age of misinformation and information overload, how do we sort fact from fiction and reputable sources from those less reliable? Keen critical thinking skills can help to filter through the noise to get to the truth.
Local expert Jo Angela Oehrli will be our featured speaker at the October Lunch and Learn to help us sort fact from fiction regarding news and propaganda.
 
 
About Jo Angela Oehrli:
 
7/28/17 Studio portrait of Angie OehrliJo Angela is a former high school and middle school teacher who now, as a Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, helps college students find information on a wide range of topics.She is currently an adjunct lecturer for U/M's School of Information and College of Literature, Science and Arts; and is teaching a class entitled, "Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact From Fiction."

 

 

 

Details:
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Canton Township Administration Building - Ground Floor, Room D
1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, 48188
 
Cost: FREE (but we do ask that you register so we have enough seating)
Please bring your lunch or something to nibble on.

Register at the link here

 

Thursday, 29 September 2022 21:25

Chili Cook Off!

Chili Cook Off!!
 
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 Chili.
 
Details
Date - 10-16-22
Time - 10:30 - 1:30 pm
Venue - Preservation Park
             550 N Ridge Rd
             Canton, MI 48187
 
This Fundraiser will support the Canton Cares Fund at Canton Community Foundation, part of Local Impact Alliance. It will support Canton community by providing financial assistance for disaster relief, therapeutic recreation, youth and senior programs.
 
Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older and $5 for 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase on site or by scanning the QR code or at link here
Wednesday, 14 September 2022 20:23

Lunch & Learn Veterans Healthcare Update

2nd season of Lunch and Learn series hosted by Local Impact Alliance launched today at the Canton Township Building 1st floor Board room.
 
The topic "Veterans Healthcare Update" was very well received. It was in partnership with Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC
 
Speakers Deanne Bonner Simpson Esq. & Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (retired) presented new information on Burn Pit Exposure & other new presumptive conditions.
 
Veterans and their family members from the Local Community were able to ask questions.
 
Please take a look at the pictures and the recording of the program will also be shared on our social media.
 
We, at Local Impact Alliance, along with affiliated members are forever grateful for your service.
 
Please mark your calendars for upcoming topics and dates for more in Lunch & Learn series.
 
 
Oct. 12 – Media Literacy
Nov. 9 – Long Covid
Dec. 14 – Financial Literacy
The Community Foundation of Plymouth has worked to enrich the quality of life in the Plymouth area through grants that have benefited Plymouth residents.
 
Since 2005, the Community Foundation of Plymouth has granted more than $200,000 to support local programs, projects and students in the Plymouth community.  
 
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.
 
While the Community Foundation of Plymouth remains flexible in trying to meet community needs, the following are areas that will generally not be considered for funding at this time:
- Routine operating expenses
- Travel, tours or trips
- Endowment campaigns
- Special fundraising events and sponsorships
- Organizations that do not provide services to the greater Plymouth, Michigan area
- Political organizations
- Existing obligations or debts/liabilities
- Individuals
- Issues that divide us, not unite us
 
Community Foundation of Plymouth is part of Local Impact Alliance.

Grant application for 2022 is now open till October 7th. Please click on the link below to apply.

Grant Application

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 20:29

SAVE THE DATE - GIVING HOPE

 

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.

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