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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.

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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.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social Recap

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social Recap

What a Celebration it was to Get Back to Giving Hope!!
 
 
47 Guests gathered at the Summer House venue, part of Fox Hills Golf Center. The warm summer evening was filled with wine, food and some shopping fun of which all the proceeds went into our traditional Giving Hope pass the purse collection.
Member Kay Warnke brought  a wonderful and large selection of her handmade bags, purses, aprons, and other items - and ladies were able to select their favorites and "buy" them. Through those sales and other donations Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle raised $1480.00
for The Clean Love Project. This organization provides hygiene products to women who are homeless or the victims of trafficking and other abuse. Founder Lacey Catarino and President Shelly Hein joined us and explained how and why the Clean Love Project was started, how much it has grown since its inception in 2015 and what a powerful impact it has had on the community. I believe all of us who heard their story were moved by these special, giving women and so grateful that we of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Cirle could contribute to their efforts.
 
Former Giving Hope Board Chair Joan Noricks was a special guest at our event. We were ao happy Joan joined us and were incredibly pleased to announce the new scholarship fund, organized by the CCF/LIA, named in honor of Joan's late husband Dennis.
The Dennis Noricks Memorial Scholarship Fund will support a student needing support to enter the wood working profession. Wood working was a personal passion of Dennis's , and this is a wonderful legacy to share with others.
Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social event attendees donated $737.00 to the fund. Thank you to all for sharing our spirit of generosity and getting this fund off to a solid start!
 
 
I also would like to happily announce and welcome the three new members who joined Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle just after the event! Thank you for joining us Hannah Heebner, Lisa Krahel, and Gina Franciosa!! We are delighted you are part of our circle and look forward to getting to know you!
 
 
Please watch for details about our future events!
Best wishes for a wonderful rest of the summer!
Linda Demmer - Advisory Board Chairwoman.
29th Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing

29th Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing

 
 

No doubt about it, 2020 was a tough year for everyone.  Not a single person was able to escape the pressure put on us by Covid-19.  But through it all the Canton Police were there to serve our community. 

Each day they were on the front lines.  Now it’s time for us to give back. 

Each year the Canton Community Foundation hosts its charity golf outing which benefits the Canton Police Benevolence Fund.  Funds raised are used to support the families of officers who are injured or killed in the line of duty as well as offer assistance to residents in critical need.  Your sponsorship dollars have helped residents struggling with food insecurity, transportation in order to keep their jobs, basic human needs following house fires, and so much more.  This fund is also used to help local students through the Canton Police Benevolence annual scholarship. 

If you have ever thought, “how can I help?” this is how!

Click here to learn more about joining us on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 for our 29th annual event and about how you can sponsor this event and learn about the benefits that comes with each category of sponsorship.

 

The 29th Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center on the beautiful Golden Fox Course - 9:00 shotgun start (registration opens at 8:00).

Golf Foursomes - $750 (or $200/individual)

Sponsorship Opportunities

CHIEF SPONSOR // $5,000

LIEUTENANT SPONSOR // $3,000

SERGEANT SPONSOR // $1,200 (ONLY 5 LEFT!)

GOLFERS’ GIFT SPONSOR //$1500 SOLD OUT

DINNER BANQUET SPONSOR // $1500 (ONE AVAILABLE)

MASTER BLASTER SPONSOR // $500  SOLD OUT

PADDY WAGON SPONSOR //$500 SOLD OUT

CONTEST SPONSOR //$500 (SIX AVAILABLE)

BREAKFAST OR BREAKFAST BAR SPONSOR  // $500 SOLD OUT

50/50 SPONSOR //$500 SOLD OUT

RAFFLE SPONSOR //$250 (FOUR AVAILABLE)

COOLER OF CHEER SPONSOR // $250 (ONE AVAILABLE)

GPS HOLE SPONSOR // $150 (ONLY 5 LEFT!)

Click here to register online using a credit card.

Click here to download our brochure when paying by check.

Questions?  Contact Beth Meade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734/495-1200

29th Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing

29th Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing

No doubt about it, 2020 was a tough year for everyone.  Not a single person was able to escape the pressure put on us by Covid-19.  But through it all the Canton Police were there to serve our community. 

Each day they were on the front lines.  Now it’s time for us to give back. 

Each year the Canton Community Foundation hosts its charity golf outing which benefits the Canton Police Benevolence Fund.  Funds raised are used to support the families of officers who are injured or killed in the line of duty as well as offer assistance to residents in critical need.  Your sponsorship dollars have helped residents struggling with food insecurity, transportation in order to keep their jobs, basic human needs following house fires, and so much more.  This fund is also used to help local students through the Canton Police Benevolence annual scholarship. 

If you have ever thought, “how can I help?” this is how!

Click here to learn more about joining us on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 for our 29th annual event and about how you can sponsor this event.

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