ANNUAL MEETING MARCH 13
The Livingston County United Way’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell.
The morning is guaranteed to be fun, informative, and fast paced. Highlights include a celebration of great community partnerships and successes over the past year, recognition of exceptional leadership and volunteers, special company recognitions, and introduction of your 2014 Board of Directors.
You'll leave feeling renewed and recharged for all the good things that happen in our community!
The cost for the 37th Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Breakfast is $20 per person. (As this event is self-funded, no donated dollars are expended to host the event.) Click here to make reservations for the Annual Meeting, or call the Livingston County United Way at 810-494-3000.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR EXHIBITORS SOUGHT
The 13th Annual Community Resource Fair will be Friday evening, March 21 through Sunday afternoon, March 23 at the Howell High School Fieldhouse, in conjunction with the Livingston County Home & Garden Show. Hosted by the Livingston County United Way, the Community Resource Fair showcases local resources and volunteer opportunities available to all Livingston County residents. Non-profit 501(c)3 health and human service providers, and other non-profits, interested in exhibiting should respond quickly as exhibit space is limited.
Potential exhibitors can call the Livingston County United Way at 810-494-3000 or e-mail email@example.com to learn more.
LCUW SEEKS SPECIAL VOLUNTEER NOMINATIONS
The Livingston County United Way wants to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their impact on community life, and we need your help. We encourage residents to submit a nomination for the following awards, with recipients to be recognized at our upcoming Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Breakfast (nominations should submitted to the Livingston County United Way by January 24, 2014):
TRIPLE MONEY MONDAY
The community joined together to donate over $130,000 to the Livingston County United Way’s Triple Money Monday (December 16, 2013). Residents and businesses alike shared in the collective success of the day, through donations given at drop-off locations, online and by telephone. Donations collected on Triple Money Monday are designated specifically to provide basic-needs support for local families and individuals. Additionally, all donations stay local to provide assistance to Livingston County residents.
Match support for Triple Money Monday was provided by an anonymous donor, the Howell Rotary’s Tour de Livingston, Citizens Insurance Co., DTE Energy Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI. “Without the support of these great partners, Triple Money Monday wouldn’t have been possible this year,” shared Nancy Rosso, Executive Director of the Livingston County United Way. “We are grateful for their strong belief in the solid work that’s being done through collective efforts in the community.”
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
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, email@example.com.
Click here for a printable copy.
HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO COMPETITION
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.
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.