News & Updates
TOP O’ THE MORNING TO YOU!
Whether you have volunteered, worked on an event, served on a committee, or just care about our community, you have been part of making great things happen in Livingston County! Join in celebrating these collective successes at our Top O’ the Morning Breakfast Tuesday, March 17. The fun, fast-paced program is a great way to celebrate and start your day. Note: the event is self-funded and costs $20 per person.
38th Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Breakfast
Tuesday, March 17, 7:30-9 a.m.
Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 5768 E. Grand River Ave., Howell
Please RSVP online or call 810-494-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9, 2015.
Local nonprofits are invited to a free workshop for executives, board members and development staff. Join a seasoned board member and governance trainer in an informative discussion about how to help nonprofit boards overcome their fear and doubts about cultivating friends and money. Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-8 pm, Livingston County United Way. Space is limited; RSVP to email@example.com.
Click here for flyer.
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, April 10-12. While you’re there, visit the 14th Annual Community Resource Fair. We’ve invited area nonprofits to exhibit and share information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com if interested in assisting.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR TRAINING
The Livingston County Volunteer Coordinators Coalition is hosting a program called “Harnessing the P.O.W.E.R. of Volunteers”, meaning Plan, Organize, Work, Engage and Retain . . . 5 critical elements of a successful volunteer engagement program. This three-session series combines practical help, best practices, and a forum to talk with others in our community who work with volunteers. Sessions run January 13, February 10 and March 10 at Cleary University.
Space is limited. Register in advance.
• Harnessing the POWER Flyer pdf
• Harnessing the POWER Registration Form pdf
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.
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 105
haircuts, 284 medical screenings; and distributed 2,000 books, 1,500
bags of clothing, 747 personal care bags. “Thank you” to everyone
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
to download your copy.
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
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
GET YOUR COMPANY INVOLVED AND GET NOTICED!
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.
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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