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June 19, 2018
Capital Area United Way

Here are some upcoming events

·         There is an Ameri-Corps/Vista person who us working with Woodcreek Elementary School in Lansing to create a food pantry for the students as many don’t have food when school is not in session.  There is a flier for the collection point. Just an FYI, that 20% of Michigan students receive their only meals through a school feeding program.

Need an idea on what to donate?
•    Canned veggies, beans, carrots, corn, green beans
•    Canned fruit, peaches, oranges, pears, fruit cocktail
•    Canned chicken, tuna, or ham
•    Canned soup
•    Single serve Mac and Cheese
•    Single serve chips
•    Ravioli
•    Water

·         There is an upcoming event to honor Cesar Chavez.

·         Feed Metro Lansing's Children

·         The Mystic Lake YMCA Camp is looking for volunteers to help prepare the camp for the camping season and the details are here.



2018 AFL-CIO Community Services School!

Brothers & Sisters:

We're excited to officially invite you to the 2018 AFL-CIO Community Services School held May 14 - 18 at the Walter and Mae Reuther UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, MI.

This week-long education program provides a premier education opportunity for union members across Michigan and the country. This year's engaging and interactive program includes:

  • the return of The Poverty Simulator;
  • conversation with the Building Trades, including an interactive walk-through of training trailers;
  • learning about innovative labor and community partnerships with local United Ways.

But that's not all!

In addition to a world-class education opportunity, this week provides students with an opportunity to participate in activities that cultivate community with their union brothers and sisters. Join us as we:

  • pack over 10,000 meals for the Onaway Food Pantry through the Outreach food program;
  • raise funds for scholarships to future Community Service education programs through activities like our signature silent auction and the inaugural Community Services Golf Outing at Black Lake;
  • create friendships and memories through a range of post-classroom activities

Ready to learn more? You can find out more about the Community Services School and the Golf Outing by clicking here. Paper application more your speed? Download the registration form here.

Have questions? Contact Bob Cramer or Kaitlynn Lamie.

In Solidarity,

The Community Services Department

Michigan Association of United Ways

PS: We're offering two scholarships to this year's Community Services School. Apply today!

·         Here are the details for the upcoming need for volunteers for the  Volunteers of American Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

 We are gearing up for this year's Capital Area Stand Down 2018. We are in need of volunteers this year to help with this year's event. This year, we will not be partnering with Lansing Community Connect, so it is a standalone event.

It is Wednesday, May 23rd. We would need volunteers to get there at 6:30 a.m. to help with set up.

Sign up is easy since you've already registered. To sign up for the general event, click this link.

To sign up for lunch, click here.

Volunteers would be helping out with:


·         Set up tables and chairs in agency tents  (requires ability to lift and carry heavy objects, sometimes for long distances.)

·         Assist agencies in locating their tents, tables, electrical, etc.

·         Direct traffic entering and leaving the park during set up

·         other duties as directed

During the day:

·         Help in the Thrift tent to organize clothes and help clients

·         Deliver lunches to the agency volunteers

·         General upkeep of the park - trash pickup, etc.

·         other duties as directed

In the afternoon:

·         Help return tables and chairs from agency tents to the truck/staging area (requires ability to lift and carry heavy objects, sometimes for long distances.)

·         General cleanup of park as required as well.

·         other duties as directed

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