We are proud to be part of the Old Town community! As such, I am happy we had the opportunity to help our small part of Old Town look its best! We had a great group of volunteers. I am not a gardener, and there were several times I had to ask if I was about to pull a weed or an actual intended plant…but that’s what friends are for! It was a perfect day to be out in the sunshine.
I volunteer much of my time as Team Mom for my daughters softball team. This includes time spent making sure the girls are prepared for each practice and each game, all while taking care of items behind the scenes for our coaches so they can do what they do best – coach! I am lucky to spend time with an amazing group of kids!
How fun to be able to volunteer in our own front yard! On May 18th Clark Hill’s Lansing office came together to help pull weeds, mulch and plant flowers in Old Town near our office. What a great way to spend time doing volunteer work with the added bonus of seeing the benefit of our hard work every day as we come in and out of work!
A private dinner with MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio and wife Becky Dantonio was one of several live auction items that will raise funds for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
This is the 10-year anniversary of the Empty Plate Strolling Dinner and Auction took place last night (May 17th) at the Kellogg Center in Lansing.
“Empty Plates has meant about $2.5 million that has been donated by the community to help us feed people over the past 10 years,” said Joe Wald, Greater Lansing Food Bank executive director. “It’s just an amazing event. Joel Heberlein and his team at Kellogg Center have been so instrumental. Joel is kind of the father of this event. We cannot thank them enough.”
I had a great time helping with the Silent Auction and received the adorable empty “SMILE” plate and GLFB apron!
I went with my good friend Tim LaDuke to City Life Church in Grand Rapids and helped with their service day (Spring Cleaning). Many people were out getting the landscaping looking good, others were cleaning out nursery rooms and the kitchen space to make sure everything is in good working order. The task given to […]
Ingham County Bar Association “Briefs” wrote a two page article about Thrive125 in the February 2016 issue.
A few months ago, I learned of an organization that supported active Service Members and their families. Operation Homefront is a national organization with offices in several states. The Great Lakes office, which supports 6 states, is located in Holt, Michigan outside of Lansing. I started volunteering there last week as an office assistant. Today, I helped prepare materials for ‘National Hug a G.I. Day’ which is on March 4th. I look forward to volunteering with this organization more, especially for events that help at back to school time and Christmas.
Every year a Holt, Michigan based charity known as the “Give-A-Kid Projects” gives children backpacks, coats and a Christmas. To help out, I donate school supplies, jackets and then adopt a family. This year I adopted a family with 3 and 5 year old sisters. They requested books, craft supplies, doll clothes and barbies on their wish list. Over the past few weeks I went out shopping to buy these girls what they requested, plus a few other things. When the parents pick up their gifts on distribution day, they also have the chance to pick out new shoes (donated by Playmakers) as well as linens and bedding (donated by Bed, Bath and Beyond). It takes a whole community to support those in need, and even though I only helped 2 little girls this Christmas, the Give-A-Kid project helps nearly 200.