Monday, March 25, 2013
Applications are due by April 15.
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Monday, March 25
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families has opened applications for its next round of grant awards. Applications downloaded from www.ffhfoundation.org must be returned via regular mail to 36520 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331 by April 15. When applying for a grant, consider the following guidelines: Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to local organizations, including: The Farmington/ Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families is a charitable organization established in 1995 to provide financial support to endeavors that enrich the lives of children, youth and families within the Farmington area. Source: Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The National Geographic Society offers the winner an opportunity to join a photographer on the ship Endeavor.
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands will among the fantasy trips up for auction at this year's Farmington-Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families Heart and Soul Gala, held Feb. 9 at Sellers Buick GMC in Farmington Hills. According to a press release, the winner and a companion will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of joining a renowned National Geographic Society photographer on the Society's official ship Endeavor. They will have an opportunity to explore and photograph an amazing setting, while at the same time supporting the work an organization that funds a wide variety of projects and causes in the community. Frank Menchaca of Gale Cengage Learning and Foundation board member was responsible for the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families presents the Riley Award for Altruism Feb. 9.
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Thursday, January 24
Farmington Hills residents Katherine and Ken Massey will receive the Riley Award for Altruism during the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families 2013 Winter Gala on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., at Sellers Buick GMC in Farmington Hills. In 2011, the Masseys created a foundation to honor the memory of their son, Graham E. Smith, who took his own life on Mother's Day that year. Their foundation has supported suicide prevention activities in the community. “Katherine and Ken Massey have both been shining examples of just what the Riley Award for Altruism is all about, selfless people who lift the standards of our community higher without compensation and often without recognition,” said Sam Slaughter, the 2013 Gala Co-Chair. This …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
More than 400 elementary school children qualify for the program, which provides a backpack filled with supplies to feed students and their families.
A unique dinner held Wednesday at North Congregational Church in Farmington Hills may have drawn less of a crowd than organizers expected, but those who attended heard a powerful message. Before guests dined on sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables and fruit, they learned how the "Bountiful Backpack" program helps Farmington Public Schools elementary students. Menu items, prepared and donated by Picasso Cafe on Grand River in Novi, mirrored the foods students receive in backpacks, to ensure they're coming to school ready to learn. Pam Green said that when she was principal of William Grace Elementary School, which closed in 2010, she heard a number of her students talk about not having enough food at home or feeling hungry…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The menu for the Oct. 24 event in Farmington Hills includes foods that help ensure kids come to school ready to learn.
A simple meal of macaroni and cheese and sandwiches served at North Congregational Church in Farmington Hills Oct. 24 will help raise awareness and funds for a program that keeps Farmington Public Schools students from going hungry over the weekend. The first "Backpack Dinner" is being organized by the Farmington-Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families. Board member David Pniewski said the program provides a weekend backpack filled with food to elementary students whose families meet income guidelines for the program. And the need is growing, he added. "We're getting a lot of calls from middle and high schools," he said, noting that poverty is affecting more families than ever. "We have to try to do what we can as good …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Eunice Myles Jeffries has a 10-year career in public service.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families has announced the selection of Farmington Hills resident Eunice M. Jeffries as its new executive director. Jeffries will take the reins from retiring director Barbara Yuhas following the Foundation's annual gala in February. Yuhas has served as director since 2003. The selection was "a challenging task,” said board president Robin Waldman. “We received over 100 quality applications for the position. The Executive Search Committee spent several months reviewing resumes, conducting telephone interviews and narrowing down to a select group for personal interview session." The board's hiring decision was unanimous, Waldman said. "We are confident with the selection of Eunice …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The 7th annual Rubber Duck Race raises funds for local nonprofits.
We're just a little more than a month away from the 7th annual Rubber Duck Race, sponsored by the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families. The event starts in Shiawassee Park in Farmington on Sunday, July 17, at 3 p.m. Participants purchase tickets, which correspond to hundreds of rubber ducks that will be launched into the Rouge River branch. The ducks float east to a finish line, where they are plucked out of the water and winners identified. Busch’s Market is providing the first prize for the race, $50 worth of groceries every week for a year. Additional prizes include monthly overnight stays for a year at the Courtyard by Marriott; a fitness package from Mid America Studios, Botsford Hospital and the YMCA; a …