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C'mas in July is Here!

C'mas in July is Here!

We’re Back!

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, the Westland Community Foundation is back and committed to providing resources to the Westland community.

Since 1996, the Westland Community Foundation has contributed over $1 million to organizations and student scholarships within our community.

Our new partnership with the Local Impact Alliance will help us continue to grow and provide assistance to Westland organizations and students.

Our first event is our annual “Christmas in July celebration. We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 21st 6 - 9 pm and help us spread a little Christmas cheer !

Your sponsorship dollars will help us fund our scholarship program and provide resources to aid other Westland organizations and residents.

During the event, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Westland Salvation Army Food Bank and other local food banks.

We look forward to seeing you on July 21st 6-9 pm at the Hellenic Cultural Center to spend some time relaxing, seeing old friends, and helping those in our community who may need assistance.

Call Beth Meade for more information at 734-495-1200 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Here is the link to purchase tickets

 WCF Cmas in July Flyer2

Bridging the Student and Employer Gap Through “Future Fit”

Bridging the Student and Employer Gap Through “Future Fit”

Canton Community Foundation, part of Local Impact Alliance wrapped up it's Lunch & Learn series for Summer with Future Fit presentation.
 
Bridging the Student and Employer Gap Through “Future Fit”
with Brooke Franklin, Founder & President of Adaptive Creative Solution.
 
Brooke is known throughout the region as a first-class leader and driver of engagement, specializing in talent pipeline management and K-12 business partnerships. In addition, Brooke was identified by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Inaugural Business LEADS Program, which focused on research policy and programs that assist businesses by connecting education and workforce reforms to economic development.
 
Here are some pictures from the event. A link to her presentation will be available on our website.
 
Enjoy your summer!
We will pick up the series again this fall, beginning with a workshop for high school students and their parents.

Have a topic you would like to see at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Call or email Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Lunch & Learn Series - Future Fit

Lunch & Learn Series - Future Fit

Local Impact Alliance Announces 4th in the series of  “Lunch and Learn”.

Monthly series highlights community leaders in an informal, “brown bag” setting.
 
The goal of this series is to foster community discussion on issues of importance to Canton, Plymouth, Westland.
 
Each session will begin at 11:30 am and will be hosted in the 1st floor boardroom of Township Hall of the Canton Township Administration Building — 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, Mi 48188.
 
Sessions are FREE! Registration is required
Click here to register.
 

June 1st
Bridging the Student and Employer Gap Through “Future Fit”
with Brooke Franklin, Founder & President of Adaptive Creative Solution
 
 
future fit transparentDid you know that 83% of Human Resource professionals said they had trouble finding suitable job candidates; and a whopping 60% of employers said that job candidates show a lack of preparation for the roles they seek?
 
It is because of shocking stats like this and the knowledge that many of ourlocal students are looking for alternative paths to their career futures that the Local Impact Alliance has partnered with the Canton Chamber of Commerce to design this new program we call Future Fit.
 
 
 We hope that you will join for this very important presentation by Future Fit Program Director, Brooke Franklin. Brooke will details not only why Future Fit is important for our students and businesses, but she will detail how the four-step program works and the impact it will make in our community.brooke
 
Brooke is known throughout the region as a first-class leader and driver of engagement, specializing in talent pipeline management and K-12 business partnerships. In addition, Brooke was identified by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Inaugural Business LEADS Program, which focused on research policy and programs that assist businesses by connecting education and workforce reforms to economic development. With more than a decade of service to local students and businesses, Brookewill share her passion for helping students create a solid future for themselves, while also assisting local businesses.
 
 
 
 
Enjoy your summer!
We will pick up the series again this fall, beginning with a workshop for high school students and their parents.
Have a topic you would like to see at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Call or email Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
Lunch & Learn Series Recording

Lunch & Learn Series Recording

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us either in person or virtually for 1st Lunch & Learn regarding the census.  Ren Farley was both entertaining and informative. For those of you who were unable to attend, we have a recording of the event.

Watch here

Great Start to Lunch & Learn Series!

Great Start to Lunch & Learn Series!

The Lunch & Learn series is off to a great start!
 
Our First speaker Ren Farley gave presentation and spoke about "Impacts of Census and the Possible Undercount"
 
It was held at 1st Flor Board Room of Canton Township Building from 11:30 -12:30.
 
Below are some pictures from the event.
 
The topic was very well received and was attended by many.
The Lunch & Learn series is FREE to attend.
 
Next event is scheduled for April 20th at the same location and at the same time.
 
What Is My Legacy in the Community? – Christopher Kelly, Director of Major and Planned Giving, Schoolcraft College Foundation
The Lunch & Learn Series is hosted by Local Impact Alliance.

LIA comprise of Canton Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Plymouth, Westland Community Foundation.

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30th Annual Jack Demmer Golf Outing

30th Annual Jack Demmer Golf Outing

For the 30th year, the Canton Community Foundation will host its annual golf outing.  And once again this year we will partner with the Canton Police to provide funding to the Canton Police Benevolence Fund.  

This fund supports not only the families of fallen and injured officers, but it also provides scholarships to local students and provides aid to local families struggling with basic human needs.  

By supporting the 30th Annual Jack Demmer Ford Golf Outing, you are supporting our community!

Click here to learn more about joining us at Fox Hills on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 for our 30th annual event and about how you can sponsor this event.

 
 
 
 
 
Giving Hope Spring Event

Giving Hope Spring Event

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.

https://www.michiganfostercarecloset.org/

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

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!

GIVE

"'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 .

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