Donations to the Livingston County United Way on Monday, December 11, will be matched up to total funds available, thanks to big-hearted local sponsors.

Matching Money Monday has become not just a day to raise funds for community initiatives and programs, but an event that brings Livingston County residents together to celebrate the spirit of the season by generously giving.

Last year, Bob was one of many parents supported by this wonderful event. Read what he has to say:

“My wife and I both work and are raising our two great kids in Livingston County. Sometimes it can be a real struggle. When our youngest daughter faced some serious medical problems, our family could not make ends meet. We just couldn’t catch up. The funds raised on Matching Money Monday were a ‘lifeline’ to get us back on track with groceries, rent assistance and help with our heating bills. We are so thankful to live in such a caring community!”

All proceeds raised through this event help struggling local families with nutritious food in local pantries, utility and shelter assistance, and keeping families from being evicted.

Not quite sure what to get for those hard-to-buy for people on your holiday list? Consider making a donation in their name, or in memory of a loved one.

In addition to giving online at, by phone (810-494-3000), or on a mobile device (Text “MATCH” to 50503), residents are encouraged to donate in person at any of these collection sites during regular business hours:

  • Livingston County United Way, 2980 Dorr Road, Brighton (7am-7pm, homemade cookies and hot coffee)
  • Brighton Area: Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank,
    Brighton Ford
  • Fowlerville Area: First National Bank
  • Hartland Area:  Hartland Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank, Hartland Insurance Agency (a free gift!)
  • Howell Area: Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank, Jonna’s Market
  •  Pinckney Area: First National Bank

Matching Money Monday is possible through these generous sponsors: Howell Rotary’s Tour de Livingston, Griffith Realty, Anonymous Sponsors, Ravago Manufacturing Americas (Randy Rudisill Leadership Match), Chemical Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI and Blue Care Network, Olinik Family McDonalds, Kania Family Memorial, Robert and Diane Musch, and Bert & Judy Herzog, Executive Wealth Management.