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News & Updates

 

FREE WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFITS
Livingston County United Way hosts a FREE workshop Nov. 6 for local nonprofit executives and board members. Register now for Trends All Nonprofit Executives and Board Members Should Know. This session will be engaging, fun and transformational for leaders in the nonprofit sector. PRESENTER: Diana Kern, the Vice President of Programs and Director of BoardConnect®, a program of NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work), has a commitment to board governance and strong nonprofits. She is considered an expert in nonprofit board dynamics and governance.

ENTER OUR MAKIN’ LEMONADE CREATIVE ART CONTEST
Through your original artwork, you or your family can showcase that Livingston County United Way helps our community make lemonade out of lemons. Draw a picture, play with your food, or digitize your imagination around the “lemonade” theme. Then email your image to lcuw2@lcunitedway.org. Submissions will go on our Facebook page. Just like our page then vote for your favorite work of art. Complete details are spelled out here. Yes! You can encourage your friends to vote, too.

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 for a printable copy.

HOWELL ROTARY’S TOUR DE LIVINGSTON IS OCT. 12
The Howell Rotary Club’s 7th annual scenic fall bike tour through Livingston County is Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Tour de Livingston offers a fully supported ride includes hospitality tents, a full breakfast, snacks and a hearty meal prepared by the chef at Mt. Brighton when your ride is over. The event grows each year and now includes more than 750 riders participating. Since its start the Tour De Livingston has raised $136,700 for the Livingston County United Way basic needs programs. Registration is now open. Visit tourdelivingston.org.

FOWLERVILLE HIGH STUDENTS’ UNITED WAY VIDEO WINS
Capturing the unique role Livingston County United Way plays in the community earned a group of Fowlerville High School students first-place in the nonprofit’s annual video competition.
The upbeat music of “Thanks for the Lemonade,” by songwriter Chris Rice sets the tone and theme for the video that is featured on our website and YouTube channel. The video is also an important piece of the local annual campaign that invites the community and its corporate partners to contribute funding.

Over 60 entries were received from area high school students – a record for the four-year-old competition. The award-winning Fowlerville students of marketing teacher Nicole Naimo are Mikaela Cooper, Kody Korow, Devin Long, Josi Thierry, and Mackenzie Wilmot.

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! 

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.

  Volunteer Livingston helps register students, assist them in finding volunteer opportunities, and make an official permanent record of their hours. To register for the program, or to learn more about how to qualify, visit http://volunteerlivingston.com/mssa. Volunteer opportunities are listed year-round at volunteerlivingston.com.

$1 = OVER $2!!!

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 nrosso@lcunitedway.org for more information.


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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