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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.

Senior Safety Summit for Seniors hosted by PORCH

Senior Safety Summit for Seniors hosted by PORCH

PORCH Program and Canton Police's Community Outreach Officer Patty Esselink held a Senior Saftey Summit for Seniors.

Officer Esselnk talked about current scams happening towards senior and how to protect oneself and answered the questions. 

A lot seniors mentioned about impatient drivers on the Roads, Please let's all slow down for our Seniors.

PORCH program is glad to offer such kind of events to our seniors. The purpose of PORCH is to tackle the problem of Loneliness and Social Isolation in our community.

In order to support the program please donate or volunteer

If you know of any senior who could use a friend, please fill out the application.

Canton Community Clean Up

Canton Community Clean Up

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Community Clean Up Day in Canton Township at Griffin Park organized by Habitat for Humanity. The grant was made by the Canton Police Benevolent Fund at Canton Community Foundation.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers representing Canton Township Police, residents from Canton, Belleville, Woodhaven, Royal Oak, as far away as South Lyon & Habitat for Humanity WWC Partner Families.
They cleaned up the entire area of the park behind the Canton Post Office, and one project for a resident in the neighborhood of digging and mixing dirt and mulch.

We can do wonderful things when we come together as a community!

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social Recap

Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social Recap

What a Celebration it was to Get Back to Giving Hope!!
 
 
47 Guests gathered at the Summer House venue, part of Fox Hills Golf Center. The warm summer evening was filled with wine, food and some shopping fun of which all the proceeds went into our traditional Giving Hope pass the purse collection.
Member Kay Warnke brought  a wonderful and large selection of her handmade bags, purses, aprons, and other items - and ladies were able to select their favorites and "buy" them. Through those sales and other donations Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle raised $1480.00
for The Clean Love Project. This organization provides hygiene products to women who are homeless or the victims of trafficking and other abuse. Founder Lacey Catarino and President Shelly Hein joined us and explained how and why the Clean Love Project was started, how much it has grown since its inception in 2015 and what a powerful impact it has had on the community. I believe all of us who heard their story were moved by these special, giving women and so grateful that we of Giving Hope, Women's Giving Cirle could contribute to their efforts.
 
Former Giving Hope Board Chair Joan Noricks was a special guest at our event. We were ao happy Joan joined us and were incredibly pleased to announce the new scholarship fund, organized by the CCF/LIA, named in honor of Joan's late husband Dennis.
The Dennis Noricks Memorial Scholarship Fund will support a student needing support to enter the wood working profession. Wood working was a personal passion of Dennis's , and this is a wonderful legacy to share with others.
Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Summer Social event attendees donated $737.00 to the fund. Thank you to all for sharing our spirit of generosity and getting this fund off to a solid start!
 
 
I also would like to happily announce and welcome the three new members who joined Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle just after the event! Thank you for joining us Hannah Heebner, Lisa Krahel, and Gina Franciosa!! We are delighted you are part of our circle and look forward to getting to know you!
 
 
Please watch for details about our future events!
Best wishes for a wonderful rest of the summer!
Linda Demmer - Advisory Board Chairwoman.
Help a Low Income Teen

Help a Low Income Teen

This fund was created to help groups in the community, including seniors, veterans, youth, special needs and residents struggling with basic human needs.

For $130, you can send a teen from low income at - risk neighborhood to a week of summer camp all expenses paid.

Please make a difference and better our community!

Donate and help a teen.

Make a Difference, Sponsor a Child

Make a Difference, Sponsor a Child

This fund was created to help groups in the community, including seniors, veterans, youth, special needs and residents struggling with basic human needs.

 
For $75, You can send a child with a disability to  summer camp for a day all expenses paid.
 
Make a difference, donate to Canton Cares Fund.
 
Click to sponsor a child
 
Canton Cares Sponsor a Senior

Canton Cares Sponsor a Senior

Sponsor a Senior for $130.

You can help a low income older adult in our community stay physically active and improve their mental health by providing them access to 3 month fitness membership to the  Summit on the park. 

Make a difference right in your backyard and help a senior.

Click to support a senior 

Make a Difference with $100 and help a neighbor

Make a Difference with $100 and help a neighbor

Help a Neighbor who has undergone adversity. 

With $100  donation to Canton Cares Fund, you can really make a difference in someone's life.

This fund was created to help groups in the community, including seniors, veterans, youth, special needs and residents struggling with basic human needs. 

Click to  Sponsor a Neighbor 

 


Community Foundation of Plymouth makes a significant donation for Mental Health Research

Community Foundation of Plymouth makes a significant donation for Mental Health Research

The gift from the Anthony G. Sclabassi Memorial Fund will provide philanthropic support of mental health programs at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. A majority of the funds are ultimately going to be used to support innovative research in the prevention and treatment of depression, bipolar and other mood disorders and will be leveraged into bigger grant dollars.  Additional funds will be used to support the Psychiatry Education and Outreach Gift Fund which will allow for educational programming and outreach for patients and their families, community members, students, educators, health care providers and others touched by mental illness and addiction disorders in an effort to spread awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

Additional resources can be found on website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19

Donate to Help in your Community

Donate to Help in your Community

 

The Canton Cares Fund provides financial support for Canton Township-sponsored programs assisting seniors, veterans, youths and persons with disabilities. It also includes programs assisting Canton residents following natural disaster, mass casualty or significant personal loss, and programs recognizing heroic or "above-and-beyond the call of duty" acts of township employees.

Click here to donate to Canton Cares Fund and help your community.

 

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