After successfully raising over $100,000 through grants, business sponsorships and school fundraising events, Thornton Creek Elementary School will be building its new playground on Saturday.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Summer volunteer opportunities available at campgrounds, community events, dog parks and more.
Looking for a way to volunteer your time this summer while getting to enjoy the outdoors? Oakland County Parks is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of its recreation programs. Rachel Boyd, recreation supervisor of volunteer services, described the available opportunities in a recent Oakland County podcast. Campground hosts General program Golf program Gatekeeper program Visit www.destinationoakland.com and click on the volunteers link to fill out an application. A variety of incentives are available for those who volunteer.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Groups from around Oakland County will be picking up litter and debris.
Volunteers will hit Oakland County’s roads to help clean litter and debris from the roadsides from April 13-21 as part of the Road Commission for Oakland County’s Adopt-A-Road program, according to a press release. Through the program, organized groups volunteer to clean specific road segments two or three times during the year—in the spring, summer and fall. RCOC provides training and equipment and then picks up the bagged garbage collected. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of these concerned citizens who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to help make sure the roads in their communities are clean,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian in a statement. “We applaud their efforts.” Nearly 250 local groups are signed up to take …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Scott Seabolt is the chairman for Detroit PAL.
Northville resident Scott Seabolt has always had a passion for youth sports, and now he's working with the non-profit organization Detroit PAL to help children in Detroit get the opportunity to play. PAL was started in 1971, and in 2006 it merged with Think Detroit, a similar organization that was started in the 90s. Now the organization is called Detroit PAL and serves more than 10,000 kids each year. Detroit PAL offers football, cheerleading, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field. The organization trains and certifies 1,500 volunteer coaches and mentors each year to run the teams. Seabolt was elected to the board of the organization in 2007, and this year he was named chairman. "We're providing an outlet for kids that's …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Northville High School student organizations are organizing a week to give back to charity, and the public can help by donating or attending events.
Northville High School’s Student Congress, National Honor Society, and Rotary Interact are teaming up to host Outreach Week, Feb. 25 to March 1, according to an email from Northvilel student leaders. The week will feature fun spirit days, lunchroom activities, fundraising events, a Friday pep assembly, the third annual Snowcoming Dance, and a Special Olympics basketball tournament. From this week of community outreach, fundraising efforts will be donated to the Cooke School Program and The Make-a-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Throughout the week, National Honor Society members will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win two tickets to the March 2 men’s basketball rematch between The University of Michigan and Michigan State …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Hope at the Table volunteers will gather monetary and food donations at Northville and Novi Kroger locations in January.
This month, Gleaners Community Food Bank and Kroger are working together to bring hope to the tables of hungry southeast Michiganders. Each Saturday in January, volunteers will spend their day at local Kroger grocery stores across southeast Michigan, handing out information about the Bringing Hope to the Table initiative, as well as accepting donations of nonperishable food and money from shoppers. Volunteers will be out at local area Kroger stores on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are still needed for every date except Jan. 19. To sign up, or to learn more information, go to the Gleaners website.