Service & NonProfits

JCC Golf Classic raises funds for children

JCC Golf Classic raises funds for children

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will host the 24th Annual Dr. Larry D. Sills Memorial JCC Golf Classic on Monday, June 26 at Tam-O-Shanter Country Club in West Bloomfield. This year’s event, which will include card games, will honor Jerry and Carol Eisenshtadt, their sons and daughters-in-law Steve and Mallery, Howard and Sharon, […]

Take Pride In Livonia Day, May-6

Take Pride In Livonia Day, May-6

Join the many volunteers, Civic Organizations, scout or school groups, and the Livonia Parks and Recreation Department, for one day dedicated solely to take care and preserve the beautiful parks right here in our own community.  Taking pride in LIVONIA is contagious and the benefits are endless!  We’ll end the day with a picnic at […]

Belle Isle Park Annual Spring Clean-up

Belle Isle Park Annual Spring Clean-up

Hundreds of volunteers will roll up their sleeves in celebration of Earth Day to rake leaves and remove trash and debris from Belle Isle Park during the island’s annual spring clean- up event, held 8:00 a.m. to 1:00pm on Saturday, April 22 nd . New this year, Belle Isle will roll out its park- wide […]

The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals

The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals

Dash down the Clinton River Trail in support of Meals on Wheels Saturday, June 3 rd.  All proceeds will benefit OPC’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides daily meals for homebound senior seven days a week. Supporting the Meals on Wheels program in our community is important due to the overwhelming need for its services. […]

Students invited to apply for Metro Detroit Youth Day scholarships

Students invited to apply for Metro Detroit Youth Day scholarships

Graduating high school students have until Friday April 28, to apply for one of many scholarships from the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation. The Foundation will recognize the scholarship recipients at the 35th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day(MDYD) event on Belle Isle Wednesday, July 12. Students graduating from a public, parochial, private or charter school who […]

Crossroads’ Golf “Fore” Life

Crossroads’ Golf “Fore” Life

Golf “Fore” Life Outing Monday, May 22, 2017 Oakland University’s R&S Sharf Golf Course 8:00 a.m. – Registration/Driving Range 9:00 a.m. – Shotgun Start 2:00/2:30 p.m. – Awards Luncheon Oakland University Golf & Learning Center – Directions: https://oakland.edu/golf/top-links/directions/ Golfers, mark your calendar for Monday, May 22nd, for Crossroads’ annual Golf “Fore” Life outing. It’s your […]

Dreams Come True at Dutton Farm

Dreams Come True at Dutton Farm

This is amazing!!! This picture shows that everyday heroes are among us. We met one today in the form of a waste management driver. Our friend and fellow farmer, Nick, has been waiting since he started with us, over two long months ago, to catch the garbage truck on a day when he is here. […]

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund to Receive Funds from SOS

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund to Receive Funds from SOS

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF), a Livonia, Michigan-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping our military heroes and their families, will receive funds from this year’s SOS at the EXPO, which is sponsored by Sound of the Soul Classic Car Audio of Sterling Heights, Michigan. The fundraising event kicked off in December 2016 and […]

Volunteer pilots needed to deliver ‘Good Cheer’ to children in need

Volunteer pilots needed to deliver ‘Good Cheer’ to children in need

PONTIAC — A volunteer gift-giving program is calling for pilots to help fulfill wishes this holiday season. To help make Christmas memorable, Operation Good Cheer, an annual program sponsored by Child and Family Services of Michigan, is in need of pilots to volunteer their time and aircraft to drop off presents at airport throughout the […]

The Salvation Army to kick off 2016 Red Kettle Campaign in conjunction with the city of Detroit Christmas tree lighting

The Salvation Army to kick off 2016 Red Kettle Campaign in conjunction with the city of Detroit Christmas tree lighting

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit will host a merry ceremony at Campus Martius Park in Detroit to formally begin the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign immediately prior to the city’s lighting of the grand holiday tree. The nonprofit will officially light the world’s tallest red kettle – approximately 56 feet tall and 24 feet wide, […]

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Launches Coat Drive

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Launches Coat Drive

How long could you last outside in this Michigan weather without a coat? Imagine going the entire winter without one. It’s shivering just thinking about it but it’s a cold reality for many Michigan adults and children. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to the rescue! They’re sponsoring their annual (30th year and counting!) “Coats for the […]

KIDSgala Hosts Spa Party for Girl Battling Cancer

KIDSgala Hosts Spa Party for Girl Battling Cancer

Northville, MI – KIDSgala, a David C. McKnight Foundation, will host a “Spa Party” for Trista Kirby on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at The Dearborn Inn from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Invited guests will be treated to manicures, pedicures, massages and Trista’s favorite treats! Trista, 8 years old, is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for a […]

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

A Birmingham teen raised more than $17,000 to purchase and install a greenhouse that will help Forgotten Harvest feed the hungry, but the effort also got him a step closer to his Eagle Scout badge. Kevin Cragg, 14, raised the money to buy the 30-feet-by-96-feet Rolling Thunder Greenhouse, and then teamed last month with his […]

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

A 4-year-old little boy named Conner lost a friend to cancer. Her name was Ella. She was only 3-years-old when she passed. To honor her Connor decided to run a lemonade stand to raise money to buy toys to take to kids fighting cancer. “I thought we might raise about $200,” said Diana Nicol. Instead […]

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Oxford resident Mark Terrian recently joined approximately 900 cyclists for an exhausting and exhilarating event July 28-31, which raised more than $2 million for the granting of wishes for Michigan children who are battling daunting illnesses. An avid cyclist for the past 12 years, this was Terrian’s first time participating in the 29th Annual Wish-A-Mile […]

Bicycle tour in Detroit to raise funds for homeless services

Bicycle tour in Detroit to raise funds for homeless services

Registration is open for an annual bicycle tour benefiting Detroit’s homeless. The Neighborhood Service Organization’s 2016 Handlebars for the Homeless Bicycle Tour starts at 9 a.m. Sunday. The event covers about 17 miles in and around northwest Detroit. Riders will pedal through some of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Organizers say participants also will have […]

Youths earn money, gain experience at Grow Detroit

Youths earn money, gain experience at Grow Detroit

Monique Whittaker isn’t just a camp counselor. She’s a problem-solver. A playmate. A chip-bag opener. A hugger. “She’s awesome,” said DeAnna Newton, 10. Whittaker, 17, is a camp counselor at Camp Africa: HERO! at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. And she’s one of 8,157 Detroit youths employed this summer through Grow […]

Detroit Mower Gang makes cut on video

Detroit Mower Gang makes cut on video

Crain’s reported in May that the Detroit Mower Gang, a volunteer group of community activists that has been grooming parks in Detroit since 2010, was getting a big assist for its 2016 mowing season from Craftsman, which was donating $18,000 worth of lawn and garden equipment, including five riding mowers, trimmers, hedgers and other gear. […]

How One Detroit Teen Is Helping Young People Cope With Loss

How One Detroit Teen Is Helping Young People Cope With Loss

After losing his mother at the age of 13 to hypertensive heart disease, Detroit teen DeAngelo Hughes felt inspired to help other young adults cope with grief. “When my mom passed, I felt abandoned, unloved, rejected,” he said. “And I just isolated myself from the world and didn’t want to talk about nothing I was going […]

Greenlight Fund to attract best-in-class nonprofits to Detroit

Greenlight Fund to attract best-in-class nonprofits to Detroit

Boston-based GreenLight Fund, a nonprofit that’s helped fill service gaps for impoverished families in other major U.S. cities by importing best-in-class nonprofits to work on the issues, is coming to Detroit. Local corporations, foundations and leaders have contributed $3 million to $4 million to support GreenLight Detroit’s first five years of operation, outpacing the other […]

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