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The organizations of the Local Impact Alliance are working hard for all of the communities of Western Wayne County. Below is just a sampling of the latest news from the nonprofits and groups under the LIA umbrella.

No Child without Toy

No Child without Toy

No child without toy for holidays....

Westland Community Foundation's Toy drive on 1st December collected unwrapped toys for Salvation Army for the under privileged children.

John Glenn High School Choir provided the best festive cheer to the donors.

We can do so much when the communities come together.
It sure takes a Village...
 
Thank you for the generosity of Fire Department to bring so many toys.
 
Thanks to Board members: Jim Godbout, Sharon Scott and Patti Neal of Westland Community Foundation for hosting a beautiful night.

Westland Community Foundation is part of Local Impact Alliance

GIVING TUESDAY 2022

GIVING TUESDAY 2022

Count Down to The Biggest Celebration of Generosity
29.11.2022
 
Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts
 
Join the GivingTuesday movement and reimagine a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity
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Join the movement and give – each Tuesday and every day – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.
 
Local Impact Alliance and all it's affiliates will be observing Giving Tuesday, Please support whichever cause you connect with and support it on Giving Tuesday.
 
Let's Give.....

https://localimpactalliance.org/about 

Local Impact Alliance family consists of:
# Canton Community Foundation
# Community Foundation of Plymouth
# Westland Community Foundation
# Eagles for Children
# Future Fit
# PORCH
Community Foundation of Plymouth Awards Grants

Community Foundation of Plymouth Awards Grants

Community Foundation Of Plymouth awards grants to local non profits.
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
 
These organizations are:
- 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of residents within the 48170 zip code.
- Encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
 
$5000 - Canton Community Foundation / Creating Habitats for Pollinators Fund.
Plymouth Wildflower Plantings - Creating Habitats for Pollinators Fund. This project will plant ~90,000 sq. ft. of wildflowers (>2 acres) at several pre-selected locations in Plymouth, MI (zip code 48170) and on the grounds of Plymouth High School/PCEP. Site preparation and some planting will begin in fall, 2022. All plantings will be completed by April 2023
 
$2750 - Plymouth Community Foster Closet
To provide clothing, hygiene items free of charge throughout care, extending through to reunification, adoption, or as a child ages out. PCFC commits to working with individuals, families, communities, and social service agencies to provide these items in a dignified, inclusive, and respectful manner.
 
$2750 - Personalized Nursing LIGHT House
Personalized Nursing LIGHT House- Housing Assistance program. To provide Recovery Housing to persons in recovery from substance use disorder. the housing is paid for by the local Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP's) as part of their treatment program. After treatment ends, many clients still need the structure and support of recovery housing. For clients who struggled to pay recovery housing fees, request a special fund to pay up to 2 weeks for a client who applies for this financial assistance. We will accept the $200 for two weeks of recovery housing for eligible clients who fall in this category of financial hardship. This fund will: a) reduce the stress for clients in early recovery (stress which may lead to relapse), b) provide some stability and time for clients to secure employment/financial support, c) provide PNLH a mechanism to assist these clients.
 
$1200 - Friends of the Penn
Friends of the Penn Technology Upgrade Project - upgrade computer system, procure a PowerPoint projector, and replace assisted listening devices.
 
Congratulations
 
Community Foundation of Plymouth is part of Local Impact Alliance
 
 
 
Long Covid - Lunch & Learn

Long Covid - Lunch & Learn

Surviving Long Covid Lunch & Learn was held on 11-9-22, hosted by Local Impact Alliance.
 
Here is the link to the recording of the session. Dr. Bloom was kind enough to answer the questions of the attendees and provide some very useful information.
Most people with Covid-19 won't become severely ill and will often recover within weeks of illness. But even a mild infection can cause Long Covid. And with the high transmissibility of certain variants - which often results in milder disease outcomes - many people may be concerned about developing Long Covid.
 
Below are dates and topics of upcoming Lunch & Learns sessions.
Registration is always free just bring something to eat and feed your mind with new knowledge.
 
Future Lunch & Learn Topics:
• December: Preventing Financial Fraud on Seniors  12-14-22
• January: How Public Radio Is Filling the Local News Gap  1-18-23
• February: The Civility Project  2-7-23

https://youtu.be/BadORopioMQ

Giving Hope Operating Guidelines

Giving Hope Operating Guidelines

Giving Hope Operating Guidelines for the Members and Giving Hope descriptions for Chair and Committee positions.

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 over 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.

The Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle focuses on educating its members about local needs and providing them opportunities to Give to those causes. All members are welcomed and encouraged to get involved either on the Advisory Board or on the various committees.Giving Hope's Advisory Board meets quarterly.

 

Chili Cook Off!

Chili Cook Off!

Chili Cook Off!!
 
When the weather cools down and the campfire gets going, there’s no better comfort food than chili to warm your soul and make it a perfect night.
Every October, when autumn starts to chill our bones, break out the bread bowls and warm up with Chili.
 
Details
Date - 10-16-22
Time - 10:30 - 1:30 pm
Venue - Preservation Park
             550 N Ridge Rd
             Canton, MI 48187
 
This Fundraiser will support the Canton Cares Fund at Canton Community Foundation, part of Local Impact Alliance. It will support Canton community by providing financial assistance for disaster relief, therapeutic recreation, youth and senior programs.
 
Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older and $5 for 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase on site or by scanning the QR code or at link here
Community Foundation of Plymouth Grant Application is now Open

Community Foundation of Plymouth Grant Application is now Open

The Community Foundation of Plymouth has worked to enrich the quality of life in the Plymouth area through grants that have benefited Plymouth residents.
 
Since 2005, the Community Foundation of Plymouth has granted more than $200,000 to support local programs, projects and students in the Plymouth community.  
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
These organizations must:
- Be 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of residents within the 48170 zip code.
- Encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
- Encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funders.
- Support "seed" money opportunities for innovative projects.
 
While the Community Foundation of Plymouth remains flexible in trying to meet community needs, the following are areas that will generally not be considered for funding at this time:
- Routine operating expenses
- Travel, tours or trips
- Endowment campaigns
- Special fundraising events and sponsorships
- Organizations that do not provide services to the greater Plymouth, Michigan area
- Political organizations
- Existing obligations or debts/liabilities
- Individuals
- Issues that divide us, not unite us
 
Community Foundation of Plymouth is part of Local Impact Alliance.

Grant application for 2022 is now open till October 7th. Please click on the link below to apply.

Grant Application

SAVE THE DATE - GIVING HOPE

SAVE THE DATE - GIVING HOPE

 

Annual Fall Business Meeting Event

 

Wednesday, October 12th 6:30 – 9:00 pm

@ Rocky’s of Northville

41122 Seven Mile Rd, Northville

Supporting Lead Like a Girl, a mentoring program for young women ages 11-15.

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Community Foundation of Plymouth Grant Application is now Open

Community Foundation of Plymouth Grant Application is now Open

The Community Foundation of Plymouth has worked to enrich the quality of life in the Plymouth area through grants that have benefited Plymouth residents.
 
Since 2005, the Community Foundation of Plymouth has granted more than $200,000 to support local programs, projects and students in the Plymouth community.  
 
The Community Foundation of Plymouth is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Plymouth area by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.
These organizations must:
- Be 501(c) public charities.
- Encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of residents within the 48170 zip code.
- Encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
- Encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funders.
- Support "seed" money opportunities for innovative projects.
 
While the Community Foundation of Plymouth remains flexible in trying to meet community needs, the following are areas that will generally not be considered for funding at this time:
- Routine operating expenses
- Travel, tours or trips
- Endowment campaigns
- Special fundraising events and sponsorships
- Organizations that do not provide services to the greater Plymouth, Michigan area
- Political organizations
- Existing obligations or debts/liabilities
- Individuals
- Issues that divide us, not unite us
 
Community Foundation of Plymouth is part of Local Impact Alliance.

Grant application for 2022 is now open till October 7th. Please click on the link below to apply.

Grant Application

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