STUFF THE BUS DEC. 6-7
Donations of new unwrapped toys, nonperishable foods, and clothing are being collected Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 11am-6pm at Howell Wal-Mart. The 18th Annual Stuff the Bus drive is organized by the Livingston Essential Transportation Service. To volunteer or if you have questions, contact Katrina Maxwell at (517) 540-7848, 3950 W or email@example.com.
HUNGER SECURITY IS TRULY A REALITY!
Livingston County was honored November 12 as the first county in Michigan to achieve 100 percent food security. State Representative Cindy Denby presented the Livingston County Hunger Council with a Tribute from the State of Michigan signed by Governor Rick Snyder, Senator Joe Hune, Representative Bill Rogers, and Denby. “We’ve closed the hunger gap in Livingston County over the last few years through hard work and innovative efforts from many partnering organizations,” said Jerry Olinik, chairperson of the Hunger Council. “While we celebrate that food security is a reality here, our job is not over."
The Hunger Council is now focused on future strategies for connecting people with nutritious food now and for generations to come. There is plenty of space at the table for anyone interested in being a part. To learn more, visit the Hunger Council’s website, contact the Livingston County United Way at 810-494-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAY FOOD PROGRAMS
A complete listing of Livingston County Holiday Gift and Food Programs is now available. This resource, compiled by the Basic Needs Workgroup, helps connect residents to services and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Contact Donna Gehringer for more information, email@example.com.
Click here for chart.
Click here for printable donations requested list
FILLING WISHES TO HELP LOCAL NONPROFITS & CLIENTS
Looking for ways to support to the agencies in Livingston County? The ever-popular Livingston County United Way's 20th Annual "Filling Wishes” booklet is now available. The booklet suggests items that will assist area non-profit organizations to better serve their clients.
Contact Tracy Dudansky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a printable copy.
HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO CONTEST
The Livingston County United Way’s annual campaign video plays a prominent part in getting the word out and is shown in partner businesses, featured on our website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and You Tube channel. All local high school-aged youth are invited to submit a video for next year’s United Way campaign. See the video competition brochure for the timeline and more information.
• 2014 Video Competition Brochure
MICHIGAN STUDENT SERVICE AWARD
Livingston County high school students who volunteer 400 hours over four years can apply for the Michigan Student Service Award Program through Volunteer Livingston, a program of the Livingston County United Way. The award includes:
• A Medallion of Distinction to wear with the graduation cap and gown
• A Certificate of Distinction for Commitment to Service from Volunteer Livingston signed by the Governor of Michigan.
2013 Day of Caring Slide Show
2013 Day of Caring Promo Video (Lego)
ANOTHER GREAT SERVICE DAY
Community Connect is a one-day event that in 2012 hosted 900 guests and provided 136 haircuts, 150 massage sessions, 40 hours of free legal advice, 1,000 children's books, 900 personal care bags, 1,700 fresh meals, 12,000 articles of clothing, 1,800 pounds of groceries, and 230 blankets and comforters. Four hundred volunteers helped make it happen. Thanks to all who participated! Contact Donna Gehringer, Community Investments Director, at email@example.com for more information.
The Livingston County United Way Board of Directors and staff share GREAT news - for every $1 donation received, over $2 is directly returned in much-needed services to residents of Livingston County! Through grants and matching funds, the Livingston County United Way leverages all donations to maximize community investment. In the area of Basic Needs, dollars are matched on a five to one basis! Contact Nancy Rosso, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HELP LIVINGSTON COUNTY RESIDENTS GET BACK ON THE JOB
Jobs are available in Livingston County. Michigan Works! provides resources for employers and those seeking employment.