Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Macomb Charitable Foundation shares Santa letters from homeless children, asks for support.
While many kids hold out for the new WiiU or perhaps an iPad, one Macomb County child, named Keyana, is hoping for a bed. Keyana is homeless and living in a hotel room with her five siblings and mother. Although she says she’s thankful for her one-room “house,” what she really wants for her Christmas is her own bed. Keyana is one of many children receiving help from the Macomb Charitable Foundation. President Shelly Penzien shared Keyana’s letter to Santa, as well as one from another children with Patch.com. Penzien said the Macomb Charitable Foundation is looking for support this Christmas in one of four ways:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Use this list to find the businesses and organizations in the Clinton Township area collecting excess Halloween candy for a good cause.
Did your kids bring back enough candy to last you through Valentine's Day? If so, there are ways to cut down on their Halloween stash without risking a three-month sugar high. Businesses and organizations throughout the area are collecting candy this week to send to U.S. troops stationed overseas and those in need here at home. Macomb Township Parks & Recreation Candy 4 Kids, offered annually by the Parks and Recreation Department, gives Macomb Township residents a chance to donate Halloween treats to the Macomb Charitable Foundation and/or the St. John Providence Health System Christmas store. Both charities distribute candy bags to needy families over the holidays. Residents may donate candy by dropping it off at the Recreation Center …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Macomb County Sheriff's officers, with the help of the Central Macomb Optimist Club and Meijer staff, helped 113 low-income students buy clothing, school supplies and personal items for the start of the school year.
From “cool” backpacks to sweet smelling shampoo, 113 Macomb County children got their back-to-school shopping done with a little help from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department and Central Macomb Optimist Club this past weekend. It was the Washington Township Meijer that played host to the annual “Shop with the Sheriff” event, with 45 local families benefiting from this year's shopping spree. Partnered with a member of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department or reserves, each child had the opportunity to shop for 90 minutes, filling their shopping carts with clothing, personal hygiene products and much-needed school supplies. “Meijer is honored to partner with the Central Macomb Optimist Club and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department to …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Macomb County Reserve Officers helped 100 children with their back-to-school shopping Saturday at the Meijer store in Washington Township.
What would dozens of Macomb County Sheriff's officers be doing in the Washington Township Meijer Saturday afternoon? Why, shopping of course. These officers, along with Sheriff Anthony Wickersham and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, were participating in the fifth annual Shop with the Sheriff event, sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office, Central Macomb Optimist Club and the Macomb Charitable Foundation. Paired with Macomb County Reserve Officers, 100 children, many from Macomb County's homeless shelters, received as much as $125 to spend on school supplies, clothes and other back-to-school needs. Check out these photos submitted by Cindie Szarek, of the Central Macomb Optimist Club.