Caring, Community, Connections
Giving Hope members and patrons are invited to attend our annual events. These include:
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
June 22 Summer Social Update
Twenty-eight ladies attended our Giving Hope Summer Social supporting Seedlings, Braille Books for Children. Ladies enjoyed our in-person event with friends, warm weather, and a bonus of live dinner music along with a delicious Greek buffet at George’s Senate on Bushwood Public Golf Course. Our newest Giving Hope member Christine Schingeck joined us along with several guests. Giving Hope pins were handed out to members. Members are encouraged to wear their pins to our events. Giving Hope golf shirts are still available for $53. Please contact Linda Demmer.
The Fox Hills Golf prize was given out. We had 4 gift bag prize drawings from Vitrine on Main in Plymouth. Giving Hope ladies were encouraged to participate in the Vitrine shopping event the following Friday & Saturday, in which 20% of sales were donated to Seedlings.
Katelynn Lucus from Seedlings, Braille Books for Children, shared their passion and mission. They believe it is important for all children to be raised in a literacy-rich environment. Visually impaired children also need to be surrounded with affordable Braille materials. Giving Hope Ladies participated in their Buy-a-Book donation program. Every $10 donates a Braille book. Each book donated by Giving Hope will be inscribed “This book was donated by Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle-Plymouth-Canton”.
Online donation: $820
Pass the Purse donaations: $390
(from the event)
Vitrine shopping event donations: $200
(Giving Hope ladies like to shop!)
Total donations= $1,410
That’s 141 Braille Books!
Thank you to all the generous ladies of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle!
Thank you to the many hands that helped in putting this event together- Beth Meade with eblasts, Linda Demmer with evites, Denise Murray with FaceBook posts, Debbie Maloni for the food choices, Karen Hanchett for the lovely flower vases, Sharon Filips, Karen Christensen & Becky Hurst for attendance and prize drawings, Jackie Norris for her guidance & encouragement and the ladies of Special Events Committee who helped with set up and clean up!
Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle is looking forward to our fall event- (tentative) Wednesday, Oct 12 @ Maverick’s, helping to support Lead Like a Girl. Please make plans to join us and invite friends to come to learn about our mission & passion of Giving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle- supporting local charities helping women, children & families.
Special Events Committee Chair
Giving Hope will be hosting a fun and educational March event.
Join us for a zoom PJ party on March 9th at 7pm
The charity chosen for this event will be Michigan Foster Care Closet.
The speaker will be from Michigan Foster Care Closet .
Please look for our invitation to this fun and educational event.
"'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 .
Tickets are $35 and include plentiful appetizers and a champagne toast. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Thank you to all who joined us for our March 10th event.
This event was to benefit the endowment fund of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle.
The event featured a brief history of the GH endowment fund and how it makes it possible for the women of Giving Hope to accomplish our mission of helping local women, children and families in need.
Canton Community Foundation President Beth Meade explained the recent changes and the decision to partner with others to become the Local Impact Alliance.
Judges awarded two of our best dressed "lassies" special Irish libations. All attendees were entered into a drawing for gift cards to local shops and eateries - all donated by your GH Advisory Board Members.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and members, we were able to raise $
If you would like to give to the Giving Hope endowment fund, click here to be transferred to our donation page.
On Wednesday November 18th 2020 - Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle hosted a special Zoom event Giving a Harvest of Hope which benefitted Open Door Ministries.
Ladies who participated were treated to a special tour of the Open Door facilities by Founder Steve Darr! It was wonderful to see how Open Door operated and realize how much Hope they Give our community!
Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle is delighted to announce $1999 was raised to support the ongoing program.
Giving Hope uses the beautiful blue velvet purse pictured here for our "Pass the Purse" charity collections. Our "Purse" is set out at each event and guests are invited to place donations into the purse to support the organization or cause designated for the event. Donors like you have contributed more than $20,000 to deserving organizations and causes through "Pass the Purse".