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One of the best feelings in the world is giving. The positive energy is contagious.

With just one act of kindness, you can inspire others to go out and plant seeds of happiness through giving, too.

Your greatest gift is the ability to share your blessings; it’s what makes life meaningful.

Please GIVE generously on #GivingTuesday2021

Give the Gift of Comfort and Joy!


"'Tis the Season to Rock Ugly Sweaters"

"'Tis the Season to Rock Ugly Sweaters"


"'Tis the Season to Rock Ugly Sweaters" zoom session to be held on Wednesday December 8th at 7pm!

More "merry" details will follow soon!!

There will be raffles and prizes. The charity that we will raise money for that evening is Canton Goodfellows Inc .

PORCH Gathering 10-13-21

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

Cheers to 15 Years

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

PORCH Gathering

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

12th Annual Veterans' Summit

12th Annual Veterans' Summit

Plan now to join us Wednesday, September 15th from 10 am -noon at the Village Arts Factory for the 12th Annual Veterans' Summit.

This year's event will be a question-and-answer session with local veterans experts.  Bring your questions and we'll provide the answer on topics such as:

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

Registration is required for this FREE event.  


Questions?  Contact bmeade@cantonfoundationorg. or 734/495-1200.

Hope to see you on September 15th!

This event is presented in partnership with Legal Help for Veterans.

PORCH volunteer visit 8-17-21

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 

PORCH visit 7-13-21

PORCH visit 7-13-21

Upcoming PORCH visit to Seniors on 7-13-21.

PORCH stands for providing others renewed confidence and hope. This program is part of Local Impact Alliance
Volunteers donate time and share some conversations with seniors.

The "PORCH" initiative aims to combat "an epidemic of loneliness" among seniors through weekly phone calls, home visits and community programs.
In every community there are people with lonely lives, but there are also people of good heart who want to help their neighbors in need.

PORCH has been created to bring people together.
Participation is open to everyone 18 and older, and is a wonderful opportunity to serve your community in a rewarding way.

A simple background check and training are requires for all PORCH volunteers. There is no financial obligation attached in becoming a PORCH volunteer and it is a free service to the community.
If you want to join PORCH, please fill out the application.

volunteer application

On this visit, Officer Patty Esselink will talk about Fireworks safety and summer safety issue 

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Giving Hope Summer Social 2021

Giving Hope Summer Social 2021

The Advisory Board of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle
Enthusiastically Invites YOU to attend our
In-Person Summer Social
Wednesday June 16th 6-8pm
on a beautiful and spacious, outdoor patio setting at Fox Hills Golf Course
As a special treat, one of our newest members,Kay Warnke, will be bringing a collection of her personally handmade
purses, totes, face masks and bags and has graciously offered to donate all sale proceeds to our "pass the purse" charity
Clean Love
The Clean Love Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and young girls feel clean, loved and empowered by distributing "Clean Love" hygiene kits to those who are homeless, live in poverty, or survivors of domestic violence. Most donations to shelters do not include feminine hygiene products, Clean Love kits do! These products help alleviate the stress that comes with a woman’s monthly cycle.
We hope that you will join us as we continue celebrating our 15th Anniversary of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle
COST: $30.
Includes a glass of wine, prepackaged light dinner, snacks and dessert.
(Meal and wine selections may be made during payment and registration.)
 RSVP by June 7th 


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