|Financial Secretary Rose Van Schoick
Community service resources
Since February 6, your Community Service Committee has been attending classes to gain information to pass on to our members who may benefit from the outstanding resources which are available in our local community. Below, is a sample of various local organizations and the benefits they offer.
Mid-MI Recovery Services – An agency offering alcohol and other drug treatment. Advocates, educates and serves as a substance use treatment provider for 50 continuous years. Also provides family and friends support services if 18 years or older. For more info for programs and services go to: www.mmrsinc.org or 800-337-2310 or 517-887-0226
Financial Empowerment Center – Financial counselors can help you take control of your debt, improve your credit, lower your payments to take control of your finances, help you create a budget, suggest methods to save and plan for your future, etc. For more info go to: www.lansingmi.gov/ofe or call 517-483-4550
Bullying – MSU Extension has a program called Be Safe which helps people who may be experiencing bullying. A myriad of other resources are available to help Michigan’s Economy and People. For info: www.msue.msu.edu
Community Resource for Women – Support groups and workshops provided by the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. For more info and events go to: www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org
Footprints of Michigan – Mission statement is: making a “soleful” footprint in the life of others. Donating new or gently worn shoes, boots, winter boots to the homeless and those in need. www.footprintsofmichigan.org
2017 Recycle Rama – 9am – 2 pm on April 8. If you have items to either donate or recycle, you will want to mark this date on your calendar! For more info: http://bit.ly/RecycleRama2017
Boys & Girls Club of Lansing – Open since 1964, outreach program to youth ages 7 – 17 years old in a very supportive environment. Open from 3pm – 8 pm; club membership is $10 per year. Helping to meet children’s needs by helping with homework, developing social skills, getting “future-ready”, learning responsibility, respect, job readiness, etc. Hosts many programs/activities for children including Arts & Crafts, Jr. Games Room, Computer Center, Gym, Cadet Room, Teen Zone, etc. For more info: bgclansing.org or 517-394-0455. If you are interested in volunteering, every adult volunteering at the Boys & Girls club must have a background check.
Lansing Promise Scholarship – Tuition assistance for college or skilled trade education. Must be within Lansing School District boundaries. Application eligibility criteria must be met. For more info: www.lansingpromise.org or 517-203-5020
Siren Eaton Shelter – Advocating against domestic violence in Charlotte, MI For info: www.sireneatonsheltor.org or 517-543-0748
EVE – Advocating against domestic violence in Lansing, MI
For more info: www.eveinc.org or 517-372-5572 (hotline # open 24/7)
Highfields — Counseling, intervention, training and support services to children, youth, parents and families who wish to change their lives. For more info: www.highfields.org
Mystic Lake – Mystic Lake Camp is a great place for your child to experience this summer and as a UAW Local 4911 member, there are scholarships for which your child may qualify. Applications are available at the Union Financial Office, 1010 River Street and also at the Union House on Holmes (first house next to the old Goodyear parking lot). Submission deadline is mid-May.
Black Lake Campground – Campsites available for $28/day. (Pets $5/day extra) Walter & May Reuther Family Education Center, 2000 Maxon Rd., Onaway, MI 49765. Call 989-733-8521 for a reservation.
Our Local makes me proud
I hope everyone had a safe winter and are enjoying the warmer weather we are having currently. I would like to thank the membership of UAW Local 4911 for their awesome donation of $1,500 for school supplies that were greatly needed at Averill Elementary School. With all of the cuts to education from the State Legislators, more teachers are having to buy supplies with their own money. Items that you would think should be covered as needed materials to benefit our children are not being made available to them.
I spoke with Mr. Kyron Harvell, the Principal at Averill, and asked him if our Local could help with this problem and he was very appreciative of the offer. I asked for him to send me a list of needed supplies and we would do our best to purchase what they needed. The list included from crayons, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, playground equipment, scissors, play dough, Kleenex, staplers, staples, hi-liters, markers, etc.
I then contacted Chris Wilson, the store director for the Okemos Meijer and told him what we were planning to do and asked if he could help us with the list. Chris asked me to email the list and that he would have a few team members gather everything together for us. When I arrived at the store, Chris and his team which, included Kaitlyn and Cindy, had gotten almost everything on the list and had it rung up. We just needed to gather a few more items.
We loaded everything up and brought it back to the Local to be put into bags and dropped off at the school. I contacted Mr. Harvell and let him know that we were able to get everything they were asking for. I also contacted Harold Foster from the Lansing Labor News so he could take some pictures and he graciously accepted and came over on short notice. We met Mr. Harvell on April 11 and he was very excited to receive the supplies that our membership had donated and could not thank us enough. I am very proud to represent such an awesome Local, one who cares about their community. (See page 2 for the presentation to Averill Elementary.)
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