Donations to the Livingston County United Way on Monday, Dec. 12, will be matched up to total matching funds available, thanks to generous sponsors.
Matching Money Monday has become not just a day to raise funds for community initiatives and programs, but an event that brings Livingston County residents together to celebrate the spirit of the season by generously giving.
“We continue to see local families that work hard, yet struggle. And the Livingston County United Way’s priorities help those families reach stable ground,” explained Carol Griffith, Livingston County United Way campaign co-chair. “In its 9th year, Matching Money Monday is full of energy and excitement, because our generous residents know that giving to the United Way helps struggling families get back on their feet through a variety of programs. And they love having their gifts matched for greater local impact!”
“The economy continues to improve, but we know 20 percent of county residents struggle to make ends meet – that’s on top of seven percent living in poverty,” Rick Scofield, Livingston County United Way campaign co-chair added. “The United Way’s programs are life-changing and move families forward … to become independent and stable.”
The Livingston County United Way empowers struggling working families with crucial programs like nutritious food in local pantries, utility and shelter assistance, an eviction diversion program, quality preschool for at-risk children, and much more.
Matching Money Monday is a heartwarming community event with a variety of ways to participate. There are collection locations throughout the county – with many local businesses offering incentives to donate.
In addition to giving online at www.lcunitedway.org or by phone (810-494-3000), residents are encouraged to donate in person at any of these collection sites during regular business hours:
• Livingston County United Way, 2980 Dorr Road, Brighton (7am-7pm, homemade cookies and hot coffee)
• Brighton Area: Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, FirstMerit Bank, Brighton Ford, Ross Mortgage
• Fowlerville Area: FirstMerit Bank
• Hartland Area: Hartland Chamber of Commerce, FirstMerit Bank, Hartland Insurance Agency (a free gift to warm generous hands)
• Howell Area: Howell Area Chamber of Commerce (holiday surprises), FirstMerit Bank (complimentary coffee bar), Jonna’s Market (free slice of pizza)
• Pinckney Area: FirstMerit Bank
Matching Money Monday is possible through these generous sponsors: Howell Rotary’s Tour de Livingston, St. John Providence Health System, Anonymous Sponsors, Ravago (Randy Rudisill Leadership Match), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI and Blue Care Network, Griffith Realty, Kania Family Memorial, and Crystal Gardens/NACE.
To learn more about the work of Livingston County United Way and how to get involved, visit www.lcunitedway.org.