Archive for September, 2012

How To: Make A Care Package For The Homeless

DATE September 26, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

homeless care package

From Do Something.org Giving money or food is an amaze-balls way to help someone homeless. But, wouldn’t it be great if your gift could be stretched farther than a buck or two? We’ve got some tips on how. 1.  Bag It Up. Get a box of the large Ziploc freezer bags. Or a backpack (the […]

Homelessness Awareness

DATE September 22, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

Homelessness Awareness Booth

Homelessness:  Not having a permanent or long-term place to live. Homelessness is an issue many communities in our country are facing in these tough economic times.  Homelessness is often compounded by hunger.  The city of Wyoming is no exception. The Kelloggsville School District has decided to make awareness of this issue a service learning theme […]

Community Garden Produces Despite Heat!

DATE September 20, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

pumpkin

Amazing!   The community garden, planted by students in Kelloggsville, produced some amazing crops in its first year!  While so many farmers and gardeners suffered losses with the extreme heat this summer, the Kelloggsville Community Garden was able to keep plants alive and even share the bounty!   “The key was the installation of the […]

Kelloggsville Community Pride Festival

DATE September 20, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

face painting

The Kelloggsville school district hosted its ninth annual Community Pride Festival on Friday, September 14. Activities and food were available from 4:30-7 p.m. at Kelloggsville Middle School, 4650 S. Division St. A Kelloggsville High School varsity football home game followed at 7 p.m. Many school and community organizations had booths set up to raise money […]

What Is Philanthopy?

DATE September 20, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

Philanthropy is synonymous with American history, principles, and culture; yet it remains an evolving and largely misunderstood topic. What is Philanthropy? seeks to enhance our understanding of philanthropy and its role in American culture and society. This film takes a holistic view of this important subject by presenting its historical context with contemporary issues and including […]

Seasons of Service

DATE September 10, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

September 2012 Check out resources available to recognize special groups or events in the month of September!   How can you tie these efforts into your curriculum? Hunger Action Month – September Go Orange for No Kid Hungry – September 6-9 International Literacy Day – September 8 National Day of Service and Remembrance – September […]

Citi Foundation Grants Support Affordable Housing, High School Success

DATE September 10, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

The deadline to submit applications is rolling. The Citi Foundation supports affordable housing efforts, neighborhood revitalization, and programs to help high schoolers find a college or career path. The foundation also supports microfinance institutions and other nonprofit organizations seeking to increase the supply of asset building financial products and services. As part of this effort, […]

United HealthCare HEROES Service-Learning Grants

DATE September 10, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

Deadline is October 15, 2012 UnitedHealthcare invites schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to Step into Service by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning projects which aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running or hiking programs. Project proposals for UnitedHealth HEROES grants must include an […]

The Verizon Foundation Education, Health, and Sustainability Initiatives

DATE September 10, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

Deadline is October 14, 2012 The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in the areas of education, healthcare, and sustainability. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one of the following funding priorities: increasing student interest and […]

HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS AND MORE THROUGH SERVICE

DATE September 4, 2012 LEAVE A COMMENT

Though shelter is one of life’s basic human needs, many people in our Michigan communities do not know where they will lay their heads down each night. In 2011, more than 100,000 people in our state were homeless and one out of every 417 households experienced a home foreclosure, meaning thousands more may soon experience […]