NOMINATE OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS
The Livingston County United Way seeks nominations for extra special individuals, youth and youth organizations that make a significant impact in our community through their volunteer involvement.
Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards, with recipients to be recognized at the upcoming Livingston County United Way’s Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Breakfast:
• Charles W. Itsell Volunteer of the Year Award
• Donald Epley Lifetime Community Service Award
• Young Person of Distinction Award
• Youth Organization of the Year Award
• Randy Rudisill Business-of-the-Year Award
COMMUNITY CONNECT, FEB. 6, 2016
Community Connect is a one-day community-wide event connecting local families in need to free direct services. This year's event will be Saturday, February 6 at Parker Middle School in Howell. We are currently registering exhibitors for the 9th annual Community Connect. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register as an exhibitor.
We'll need hundreds of volunteers to make this year's event the biggest and best yet. Use the forms below to register as a volunteer. Contact email@example.com with volunteer questions.
Single-day donations to the Livingston County United Way's Triple Money Monday (TMM) were an all-time high--over $163,000 was contributed from individuals, families, and businesses. What an incredible outpouring of generosity!The monies raised will strengthen the resources to help move struggling local families forward. Triple Money Monday funds are specifically invested in shelter and utility assistance, eviction diversion, nutritious food, early childhood programs, and many other proactive initiatives in our community.
A special thanks to our generous sponsors whose matching dollars helped to make the day possible: Howell Rotary’s Tour de Livingston, Ted & Jane Von Voigtlander Foundation, St. John Providence, anonymous donors,Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, and General Motors Proving Ground. Thanks also to the collection sites: Brighton, Hartland and Howell Chambers of Commerce, county-wide FirstMerit Banks, Brighton Ford, Hartland Insurance Agency, Jonna's Market, and our media partners who helped to get the word out.
TMM, PART OF THE BIGGER PICTURE
TMM is a vital part of our annual campaign drive--representing about 20% of our annual budget and program investments. As the year comes to a close, we want to thank our business partners and their employees who make an annual investment through payroll deduction. The continued energy and support from all sectors of our community is another validation of how people want to be part of long-term solutions that make Livingston County such a great place to live and work!
On Dec. 21 the PATH Act was signed into federal law making permanent the earned income tax credit (EITC) and the child tax credit (CTC) that help working families keep more of what they earn to pay for things like child care, food and reliable transportation to get to their jobs.
This policy win prevents 16 million people across the country--including 8 million children--from falling into poverty or tumbling in deeper. The EITC & CTC provisions included in this package have been a major priority for United Way through the focus of an intense year-long advocacy campaign supported by local United Ways.
ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO COMPETITION ANNOUNCED
The Livingston County United Way’s annual campaign video plays a prominent part in sharing the story of what we do. The video is shown at partner businesses, featured on our website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel.
The purpose of the video competition, sponsored by Brennan Investment Services and Palmer Moving & Storage, is to engage local high school-aged youth in community awareness and give practical experience in marketing and video technology. See the video competition guidelines for more information. Submissions are due April 8.
• Video Competition Guidelines
• This Year's Video from Fowlerville High School students
The annual United Way campaign includes hundreds of county businesses and offices that encourage their employees to invest in the community via the United Way. “The Livingston County United Way has a long track record of investing in programs that result in more financially secure families, children ready to learn and excel, and healthier lives for our area seniors, families and children,” said Rick Scofield, Campaign Co-Chair with David Morse. This year's Pacesetter Partners have brought so much energy and excitement to the campaign -- we can't thank them enough!
Looking for ways to support nonprofit agencies in Livingston County? The Livingston County United Way's 22nd Annual "Filling Wishes” details the items requested by area organizations to better serve their clients.
• Click here to download booklet
DAY OF CARING BREAKS RECORDS!
1,700 volunteers joined together for the largest one-day community service event in Livingston County! The Livingston County United Way's 14th Annual Day of Caring was Wednesday, August 19 and involved over 115 worksites and 130 businesses and organizations. See more...
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS ANNOUNCED
The Livingston County United Way is more involved than ever before in collaborative efforts that bring lasting change. The 2015 budget designated 55 percent of investments to collective initiatives.
HEALTHY HABITS RESOURCE
The second edition of the Livingston County Healthy Habits for Youth Resource Guide is now available! Healthy Habits for Youth is a community workgroup under the Human Services Collaborative Body, of which the Livingston County United Way is an active member.
The resource guide includes local resources for youth in the areas of nutrition, mental health, substance abuse, sports, activities and safety. It will be updated twice yearly (February and August). Click on the link above to download a copy. Contact Chelsea Moxlow, Health Promotion Coordinator, Livingston County Dept. of Public Health for more information, 517-552-6804, firstname.lastname@example.org.