Category: Volunteer Spotlight

October 8, 2010

Committees Un-puzzle the Foundation

Committee members spent a fun evening un-puzzling the Foundation at the All Committee reception hosted by the Women’s Initiative.  ... Read on »

June 28, 2010

Cargill donates $15,000 and YAC adds $10,000 to Back to School 2010

Cargill awarded $15,000 to provide over 1,150 at-risk kids with backpacks and school supplies and YAC granted $10,000 to fund 770 kids.  The Foundation’s 2010 goal is to raise $42,900 to help 3,300 kids have the school supplies they need to start school.   
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May 3, 2010

Welcome Our New Volunteer - Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor is volunteering at the Community Foundation on Mondays and Fridays. ... Read on »

April 22, 2010

Belle River Kicks Off Weekend Food Program

Bill Westerhof, 5th grade teacher at Belle River Elementary School in Marine City, has spent his career helping kids succeed in the classroom. In April, after a year of planning, Mr. Westerhof launched a program designed to impact at-risk students attendance, reduce behavior issues and increase their attention span. “More and more students from low income families are coming to school on Monday hungry. We can feed them breakfast and lunch during the week, but many have little or no food on the weekends.” Mr. Westerhof found a way to break that cycle with the Blessings in a Backpack program.
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April 21, 2010

CSB Bank receives Shining Star Award for Back to School

CSB Bank has received the “2010 Shining Star Award” for their involvement in the Back to School program by the Michigan Association of Community Banks.  ... Read on »

March 31, 2010

Books Fitness & Fun

March is reading month and the Women’s Initiative has teamed up with 15 community groups and organizations to promote reading and fitness to over 3,000 students.  ... Read on »

March 3, 2010

3,000 Books Given at Reading Events

The Women’s Initiative, in collaboration with fifteen local partners, will provide 3,000 books and promote reading to students at eight elementary schools.  ... Read on »

May 4, 2009

Over 2,000 Books Given To Students

Family Read Nights distribute over 2,000 books to elementary school students ... Read on »

February 2, 2009

Cargill donates $10,000 and YAC adds $4,550 to Back to School 2009

Cargill provides over 760 at-risk kids with backpacks full of school supplies and YAC helps an additional 350 kids.  ... Read on »

September 10, 2008

Back to School a Joyous Success

Thanks to over 200 donors, 350 volunteers and community partners Back to School events in Port Huron, Algonac, East China and Capac were a joyous success.  The events, organized by the Women’s Initiative, impacted thousands of lives throughout the county and made the first day of school less stressful for low income children and families.  The program touched lives in many ways including:
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