Connect. Invest. Grow.
Thursday, December 1st
Westland City Hall
36300 Warren Rd., Westland, MI 48185
$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
No registration necessary - come when you can, leave when you must.
Questions? Contact the Community Foundation office at 734/495-1200.
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
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.
Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Register at the link here
Welcome to the fall line up of Lunch & Learns. Mark your calendar for these great speakers addressing interesting topics in a simple, one-hour format. Whether you choose to come in person or opt to join us virtually, we invite you to bring your lunch and feed your mind!
Veteran Healthcare Update
Burn Pit Exposure & Other New Presumptive Conditions
Speakers: Deanne Bonner Simpson, Esq. & Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone (retired)
Whether you are a military veteran, have a veteran in your family, work with veterans, or simply have an interest in our veteran community, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 14th as our VA healthcare experts give an update on veteran health care and new presumptive conditions. This includes the new presumptive conditions associated with Burn Pits and Agent Orange.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
11:30am - 1:00pm
Canton Township Administration Building (1st floor board room), 1150 S. Canton Center Rd.
FREE (however, registration is required)
Contact Beth Meade at 734-495-1200 to register.
Deanne L. Bonner Simpson Ms. Bonner Simpson’s practice focuses on the legal issues of United States veterans and their families, most commonly VA service-connected disability claims, surviving spouse benefits, and military records corrections/character of discharge upgrades. She is the practice partner for Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC. Deanne represents her clients nationally at VA Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in addition to the Board of Corrections for Military Records, and the Boards of Review for the respective branches of the military. She is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) and accredited attorney with VA.
General Fausone has been a nurse for over 40 years. She served her country for 36 years and retired in 2011. She now owns The Veterans Advocate, LLC that consults for businesses in matters related to VA health care, education and programs. She was approved in 2016 as a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. She also helps direct individual veterans to resources and benefits. She works part-time at Legal Help for Veterans as its “Chief Fix-it Officer” on VA road blocks. General Fausone was selected as a Notable Veteran by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2020.