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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.

Great 1st Charity Outing hosted by Westland Community Foundation in partnership with Westland Chamber of Commerce

Great 1st Charity Outing hosted by Westland Community Foundation in partnership with Westland Chamber of Commerce

Spring had a perfect day in store for Westland Community Foundation's 1st charity golf outing. 

The outing was held on May 18th 2023 at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet center. The golfers enjoyed smooth check in and breakfast with Jim Godbout, Chair Westland Community Foundation and other trustees. President/CEO of Westland Community Foundation, part of Local Impact Alliance and Kiersten Beckwith, President Westland Chamber of Commerce welcomed the golfers. After a good day of Golf, golfers enjoyed the dinner and awards presentation.

Picture credits - Kiersten Beckwith & Mili Tandon

 

Giving Hope - Bubbly Bingo and Bling event update

Giving Hope - Bubbly Bingo and Bling event update

Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle

Vol.17 3rd edition

Hello Members and Friends! I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I write to you today! I want to express my most sincere thanks to everyone who attended our Bubbly, Bingo and Bling event supporting MOD Market on March 22!

We had 72 ladies register to attend and join us in our efforts to continue to “Give Hope” to this wondeful organization! The night was filled with fun: shopping, sipping and socializing! And what a treat for all of us to see our Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle Grant funds put into action in the soap making shop!! The MOD Market shop made almost $2,000 in sales that evening and there were additional donations made through Pass the Purse! If you missed the opportunity to donate during all the fun, the link to make a donation through Pass the Purse will remain active until Friday, March 31st.

We were also honored to welcome 3 new members to the Circle: Carole Allard, Jackie Jossey and Janet Brady. We are so glad you are part of our community of women philantropists!! If any other of you are interested in joining Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle or would just like more information, you may use the second code below to become a member or get better acquainted with our organization and mission!!

Planning ahead- we invite you to save the date for our next big event: A Red, White, Blue and YOU inside Summer Social picnic – June 14th at Spoons in Canton! Our event special guest speaker will be Retired Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone and GH;WGC will be accepting Pass the Purse donations to support a Women’s Veterans program. Please watch for additional details coming by invitation in May!

Lastly, many Thanks to our Special Events Committee- Raeann Neil Chairwoman, for their tremendous efforts in coordinating our Bubbly, Bingo and Bling event- Red, White, Blue and You is sure to be as much fun!!

My sincere thanks again and very best wishes for warmer and many happy days this Spring!!

Linda Demmer

Giving Hope; Women’s Giving Circle Advisory Board Chairwoman

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Road Rally Fundraiser 2023 for Canton Cares Fund

Road Rally Fundraiser 2023 for Canton Cares Fund

Fundraiser For The Canton Cares Fund Load up the car and solve the puzzles, riddles, and clues that will take you all around town!

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Canton Cares Fund, which assists Canton residents in need, including but not limited to, at-risk youth, seniors, those with disabilities, or individuals who are struggling after a natural disaster or significant personal loss. The Canton Cares Fund, part of the Canton Community Foundation since 2018, has distributed over $30,000 to those in need. Funds are raised exclusively from individual and business donations.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 20 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Start & Finish at the Summit on the Park 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton

REGISTRATION: $20 per person or $100 per car (5 or more players) Includes a pizza, salad, bread sticks dinner. Registration begins April 1 online at www.localimpactalliance.org

Register Here

 

CANTON OF THE FUTURE - SERVING CANTON RESIDENTS 24-HOUR APP-A-THON hosted by Canton Township

CANTON OF THE FUTURE - SERVING CANTON RESIDENTS 24-HOUR APP-A-THON hosted by Canton Township

CANTON OF THE FUTURE - SERVING CANTON RESIDENTS
24-HOUR APP-A-THON hosted by Canton Township
 
Come up with ideas on how Canton residents can be served. Come up with a presentation, app, website, idea that addresses a particular need of Canton’s citizens. You can envision how your suggestion would benefit their lives in the near future.
For example, can your project address water/air quality issues? Is there something that could help in a post-Covid world? In your write up or video, give us a clear, concise description of your vision. Happy Inventing!
 
YOU CAN CREATE:
App
Powerpoint on app description
Website creation or powerpoint presentation on website
Marketing campaigns
Presentation on other ways to serve residents
Define problem statement and how you will address it for entry
 
SCHEDULE
May 6
- 10 am: Arrive at app-a-thon and form teams by noon
- Noon: Kick off
May 7
- Noon: Judging - 5 minutes per team presenting their projects
- 1 pm: Final results
 
PRIZE CATEGORIES
--Overall Best
--To the Moon (most ambitious)
--Make It So (most realistic and immediately usable)
--Geeking Out (best technical innovations)
--Fan Favorite (voted by participants live during judging)
 
Final Presentation to the Board and community at a Board Meeting
 
Apply for APP-A-THON
Road Rally Fundraiser 2023 for Canton Cares Fund

Road Rally Fundraiser 2023 for Canton Cares Fund

Fundraiser For The Canton Cares Fund Load up the car and solve the puzzles, riddles, and clues that will take you all around town!

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Canton Cares Fund, which assists Canton residents in need, including but not limited to, at-risk youth, seniors, those with disabilities, or individuals who are struggling after a natural disaster or significant personal loss. The Canton Cares Fund, part of the Canton Community Foundation since 2018, has distributed over $30,000 to those in need. Funds are raised exclusively from individual and business donations.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 20 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Start & Finish at the Summit on the Park 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton

REGISTRATION: $20 per person or $100 per car (5 or more players) Includes a pizza, salad, bread sticks dinner. Registration begins April 1 online at www.localimpactalliance.org

Register Here

 

Canton Youth Advisory Council Grant Application

Canton Youth Advisory Council Grant Application

Canton's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) continues to assert itself as an influential group of students that truly make a difference in their community by particpating in service projects, special events, local decision making, and more. The YAC Fund is used to make grants to area nonprofit organizations that support families and youth. YAC solicits grant requests, evaluates the grants, and selects the grantees.

Youth Advisory Council of Canton, MI (YAC) is designed instill philanthropy in the community's youth. Members of Canton's YAC have worked hard over the past year to raise funds to contribute to their endowment fund, and now they would like to return some of those proceeds to their fellow youth by offering mini-grants for youth-driven projects.

These grant opportunities are catered to classroom projects or community youth groups and provide a valuable lesson to those students who participate in the grant application and writing process. Below is an outline of key information for you to share:
▪ Suggested grant request is $100 to $1,000.
▪ Beneficiaries of grant funds must be 19 years or younger.
▪ Program must serve youth in the Plymouth-Canton area.
▪ Each application will be thoroughly reviewed by Canton’s YAC, made up of Canton Community High School students.
▪ All applicants will be notified of the Youth Advisory Council’s decisions.

Applications are due no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 31, 2023.

For questions or more information, contact Chelsea Straub at 734-394-5361.

Here is the link to fill application

Healthy Youth & Healthy Senior Grant

Healthy Youth & Healthy Senior Grant

The Canton Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Western Wayne County and beyond by providing grants to organizations that support our mission.

In 2000, as a result of a national tobacco settlement, Canton Community Foundation was among 65 community foundations in Michigan to receive an allocation of funds to aid community efforts that support healthy youth and healthy seniors.

Past grants include support for conflict resolution and anti-bullying for youth, exercise for seniors, grief counseling, and work skills development for special needs youth.

These organizations must be 501(c) public charities.

If you have questions with application process please contact Beth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 734-495-1200.

Click here to fill out the application

Giving Hope Grant  Application 2023

Giving Hope Grant Application 2023

Giving Hope's 2023 Grant Cycle Is Open Now Through April 14, 2023!

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle efforts are focused on helping in the local community, reaching and assisting women, children, and their families in need.

The members and patrons of Giving Hope have granted more than $100,000 to local organizations that serve women and families in need since its inception in 2006.

Grants will only be awarded to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations serving women and children in Western Wayne County.

If you have questions with application process please contact Beth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 734-495-1200.

Click here to fill out the application

 

Giving Hope Grant Making Principles:
 - To benefit women and their families.
 - To encourage programs which are collaborative, comprehensive and have the potential to be continuous.
 - To encourage leveraging and matching grant opportunities from multiple funders.
 - To support "seed" money opportunities for innovative projects.
 - To encourage the self-sufficiency and well-being of women and their families.

Applicant Organization Criteria:
 - Must be a nonprofit 501(c)3 with a current State of Michigan license to solicit, if applicable.
 - Must meet the mission of Giving Hope.
 - Must have a specific project or program for which the funding is being requested.
 - Must have clear objectives.

What Giving Hope Will (Generally) Not Fund:
While Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle 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 Canton and Plymouth, Michigan area
 - Religious organizations for religious purposes or political organizations
 - Existing obligations or debts/liabilities
 - Individuals
 - Issues that divide us, not unite us

Clean Love update - Giving Hope

Clean Love update - Giving Hope

 

News & Updates

 

Hello Giving Hope Ladies!

We received notice from "The Clean Love Project" and wanted to share this GIVING opportunity with you. Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle had the honor of supporting The Clean Love Project at our summer social event in 2021 and were very impressed with the organization and their commitment to women. We HOPE we can help them continue their important mission!

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Linda Demmer

Giving Hope Advisory Board Chairwoman

giving hope women s giving circle

Our Plus One Campaign Is Back!

During the month of February, "The Clean Love Project" is collecting the essential hygiene products needed for their February 25th assembling event.

Add a box of tampons or pads to your next online order or simply order straight from the Amazon Wish List using the button below. When ordering from the wish list, your donation is sent directly to The Clean Love Project's headquarters.

Adding a "+1" item to your cart for "The Clean Love Project" from your favorite online store is an easy way to support their mission of helping women in need feel clean, loved and empowered.

Send your donations to:

The Clean Love Project

PO Box 1863

Taylor, MI 48180

Click Here to be directed to the Amazon Wish List

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