Community Wellness

Your Support Makes a Difference

We’re working to enhance people’s lives in Livingston County every day. This picture shows just a few of the ways recent gifts are making our community a better place to live. Thank you to everyone who is supporting Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness!

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Summer Lunch Bunch 2017

Full Summer of Meals and Programs Liz Welch, Summer Lunch Bunch Coordinator with The Salvation Army, shares the program’s impact in 2016 and its goals for 2017. Summer Lunch Bunch Volunteer Training The Summer Lunch Bunch, the Livingston County Hunger Council’s community meals program, is gearing up for an exciting summer of 2017. Thousands of hours […]

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Day of Caring (Aug. 16)

Lend a Hand. Make a Difference. Give back. Invite your family, friends and co-workers to take part and make a huge impact on many peoples’ lives in Livingston County. This is the largest one-day volunteer event in Livingston County. Be part of the magic. #LoveUnited #VolunteerUnited Registration is now open! Sign up at lcdayofcaring.org.  

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Lifting Seniors and Disabled Adults Up to Better Their Lives

  Our community investments bring together all our priorities (Financial Stability, Every Child Ready, and Community Wellness) for great results. Community Wellness investments help provide quality social, wellness and educational programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities to help them discover their full potential for social, emotional, physical, educational and spiritual growth. A fitness program inspired one […]

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Working Together to Move the Needle on Issues

Liz Welch works for The Salvation Army of Livingston County. She sees the ground-level, collaborative results of Living United through the Hunger Council and the Summer Lunch Bunch. Liz’s Story My name is Liz Welch. I work for The Salvation Army of Livingston County, and I’m the volunteer and seasonal coordinator. I have been involved with […]

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Making a Free Lunch Much More Than a Free Lunch

What started as a way to bridge the summer nutrition gap for students who receive free and reduced lunches during the school year, has evolved into a robust social, educational and hunger-busting program. A project of the Livingston County Hunger Council and operated by The Salvation Army (and funded in part by the Livingston County […]

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Howell & Brighton Farmers Markets Accept SNAP Bridge Card

A partnership between the Livingston County Hunger Council and the Howell and Brighton farmers’ markets allows SNAP Bridge Card holders to make purchases at the markets. Volunteers at the markets exchange Bridge Card benefits for tokens. The Howell Sunday Farmers’ Market runs 9am-2pm through October on State and Clinton streets. For information contact farmersmarket@howell.orgor 517-546-3920. The Brighton Farmers’ Market operates […]

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Collaboration Works!

Seeing that innovation results from organizations working together, Livingston County United Way’s annual community investments will commit 58% of total funds to collective impact coalitions and initiatives. By contrast, in 2010 that amount was 27%. In addition to the United Way’s community connection initiatives of 2-1-1 (the 24-hour helpline), Volunteer Livingston (database of volunteer opportunities) and Day […]

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