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News & Updates


OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS 2014
Four individuals and two organizations were recognized at the Livingston County United Way’s annual meeting for their outstanding contributions to the community. Congratulations to:
Young Person of Distinction * John Moraitis
Youth Organization of the Year * Hartland High School Optimist Club
Charles W. Itsell Volunteer of the Year * Kevin Brennan
Donald Epley Lifetime Service Award * Greg Clum and Sandie Cortez
Randy Rudisill Business-of-the-Year * Chem Trend LP

HUNGER COUNCIL TO SCREEN ‘FED UP’ MOVIE
The Livingston County Hunger Council will screen the highly provocative documentary “FED-UP” Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Howell Theater, in recognition of March as National Nutrition Month.

The film examines the effects of sugar consumption in America. Movie-goers will be encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas for a healthier community. Check www.historichowelltheater.com for additional show times and ticket prices.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

Shake off the winter blues! Whether you need to spruce up the house, plant the garden, or just get out of the house, head over the Livingston County Home & Garden Show at Howell High School Field House, April 10-12. While you’re there, learn about area nonprofits at the 14th Annual Community Resource Fair.

There is no charge to visit the Community Resource Fair area, however, regular admission fees apply to attend the adjacent Home & Garden Show. The fair and home show hours are: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Contact lcuw@lcunitedway.org for additional information.

JOB FAIR RETURNS APRIL 16
The annual Livingston Regional Job Fair Thursday, April 16, 3-7 pm at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, set up, tear down, and on the Job Fair exhibit floor. Contact jclum@lcunitedway.org if interested in assisting.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED TO CREATE UNITED WAY VIDEOS
The Livingston County United Way’s annual video competition invites area students to make a creative commercial showcasing the nonprofit’s investment in building a stronger community. To learn more about this “real world” opportunity, visit Campaign Videos. Submissions are due April 1, 2015.

 2015 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Your company can have extensive county-wide exposure while making a great impact in the community. The Livingston County United Way offers several unique sponsorship opportunities. Click here for more information.

COMMUNITY CONNECT

The 8th Annual Livingston County Community Connect held at Parker Middle School (Howell) February 7, 2015 hosted over 800 guests. The popular free event involved more than 400 volunteers and a record 68 exhibitor organizations; provided 137 haircuts, 1,000 medical/dental screenings; and distributed 900 books, 950 bags of clothing, 600 personal care bags. “Thank you” to everyone involved!

Community Connect is a free, one-day event to help Livingston County residents in need connect with services in a friendly, easy-to-access location. To get involved, contact dgehringer@lcunitedway.org.
Click here
to download the final report.

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 21st 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, tdudansky@lcunitedway.org.
Click here to download your copy.

FOUR-STAR RATING
We're proud to share your Livingston County United Way received a 4-Star rating with Charity Navigator. Our donors can remain confident their investments are making strategic and significant changes in Livingston County!

HOWELL ROTARY’S TOUR DE LIVINGSTON

The 7th Annual Howell Rotary Club’s Tour de Livingston scenic fall bike tour through Livingston County was a phenomenal success, raising $41,258.57!! The event grows each year and now includes more than 750 riders participating. Since its start the Tour de Livingston has raised over $179,000 for the Livingston County United Way basic needs programs. To learn more visit tourdelivingston.org.

13TH ANNUAL DAY OF CARING MAKES INCREDIBLE IMPACT
Over 1,425 volunteer shifts tackled 110 projects during the Livingston County United Way’s 13th Annual Day of Caring Aug. 20. Based on IRS guidelines for the State of Michigan, the total investment in volunteer hours in the community exceeds $110,500 for this one-day event!

The Day of Caring invites local companies and residents to come together on one day and volunteer at work sites across the county. This year’s volunteers accomplished a variety of jobs at 65 local homes – everything from yard work to power washing. Twenty-five area nonprofits also got much needed assistance with painting, yard work and weeding at agencies, community gardens and schools. A few bigger projects included two fences and two wheel-chair ramps. Other record-breaking statistics include:
• Over 150 businesses and organizations participated
• Over 500 high school youth accepted the Citizens Insurance Day of Caring Challenge – an increase of 300 students!
Thank you to all who participated! Click here to see our Photo Wrap-Up!

VOLUNTEER LIVINGSTON – A GREAT RESOURCE 
Volunteer Livingston is a web-based, interactive program that serves as the ‘hub’ for local volunteer opportunities. Families, businesses, organizations, churches and youth groups can access Volunteer Livingston at www.volunteerlivingston.com to view current volunteer needs of area nonprofit organizations.  Local agencies can also access Volunteer Livingston to post their volunteer needs.

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