Wednesday, March 6, 2013
County employees will contribute $1 to wear denim on April 26 and raise funds for HAVEN, which helps victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
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Wednesday, March 6
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has declared April 26, 2013 Denim Day in Oakland County, to raise awareness of victims of sexual assault. Patterson encourages Oakland County businesses, schools, and local governments to participate in the campaign. “As county executive and former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand the emotional and physical toll of sexual assault on its victims,” Patterson said. “Denim Day is a very visible way to take a stand against rape.” Patterson has also declared Denim Day a special casual day for county employees. Those who work in participating county departments may wear jeans to work on April 26 for a $1 donation. Funds raised that day will go to HAVEN, an Oakland County organization that assists victims of …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
HAVEN CEO Beth Morrison says domestic abusers may use sensational headlines to intimidate their spouses. But help and hope are available to those who reach out.
The death of Farmington resident Kaitlin Hehir, who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her live-in boyfriend, may lead more people to seek help for abusive relationships. Beth Morrison, who runs HAVEN, an Oakland County nonprofit that helps families experiencing domestic violence, says victims may recognize they could be the next headline. HAVEN offers help, support and information through a 24-hours crisis line and website. If you need help, or know someone who does, call HAVEN's crisis line, 248-334-1274, 877-922-1274 or the TTY line, 248-334-1290. Live chat and email help are available at haven-oakland.org. "We typically do get an uptick in calls, although sometimes it doesn't happen right away," said Morrison, CEO of the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Donate toys, clothing, food, time or cash to these local organizations.
Because this is a holiday weekend, and the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market has closed for the regular season, there aren't many activities on our calendar. So we thought we'd provide you with a handy list of charitable drives that you can support this weekend, with donations of clothing, nonperishable foods, books and toys and cash. Browse through the photos above, then click on the links below for more information: Do you know about a charitable cause that's not on our list? Tell us in a comment, and we'll add it to the list.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Ron Wood of Farmington Hills serves as a board member for the nonprofit, which is holding its annual fundraiser May 9.
The next generation's vision for a violence-free future is behind this year's Promenade of Hope, a May 9 fundraiser that will benefit HAVEN, a non-profit that serves those affected by domestic and sexual violence. "The Next Generation of Hope" will be held at GM Heritage Center, 6400 Center, Sterling Heights, and features a plated dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment. The event is the single largest source of revenue for HAVEN and typically raises more than $225,000 with hundreds of community leaders attending. Among them will be Farmington Hills resident Ron Wood, who said he joined the organization because he believes prevention of domestic and sexual violence is "an absolute need in the community, when you look at some of …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The wireless service provider unveils $119,600 in contributions to Oakland County-based nonprofits.
Cars lined the street around a home on Minglewood in Farmington Hills Thursday morning, as Verizon Wireless announced $119,600 of grants to nine Oakland County profits. The announcement was made inside a home owned by JARC, a Farmington Hills-based nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities and their families. It's one of nine homes in the Farmington-Farmington Hills area and 20 in Oakland County, CEO Richard Loewenstein said. Verizon public relations manager Michelle Gilbert said the home "is a perfect setting to talk about how corporate dollars support local organizations." The company set up a large check register and representatives of each organization peeled back a tape that revealed their grant award. The largest…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The civic organization distributes more than $20,000 Wednesday.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Farmington-Farmington Hills Exemplar Club presented checks to 21 local organizations, distributing more than $20,000 Wednesday at John Cowley & Sons in Farmington. The club's director of community relations, Richard Lerner, emceed the noon meeting, with Nancy Cook and club president Steve Joppich presenting the over-sized checks. In keeping with its motto, “Give back. Be Xemplar”, the organization raises funds during the year for local distribution. Their largest annual event is the Jon Grant Signature Classic, a golf tournament held in June. Groups receiving funds were: Boy Scouts Ottawa District The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in…