Donations to the Livingston County United Way on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, will be matched up to total funds available, thanks to local 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.
Last year, Mike (name changed for privacy) one of many parents supported by this wonderful event. He told his story:
“I was recently awarded full custody of my daughter (because my ex-wife is struggling with substance abuse issues), and I needed to change shifts at my job in order to take care of her. Unfortunately, my employer couldn’t approve my shift change, so I was forced to get another job. With the lapse of income, I missed a rent payment on our home and was served eviction papers. The Eviction Diversion team gave free legal and social services that helped me reach an agreement with my landlord, prevented my case from going to court, and also provided the one month’s rent that I needed. I truly am very grateful for the donations from Matching Money Monday!”
All proceeds raised through this event help struggling local families with nutritious food in local pantries, utility and shelter assistance, and keeping families from being evicted.
Not quite sure what to get for those hard-to-buy for people on your holiday list? Consider making a donation in their name, or in memory of a loved one. Certificates and gift boxes are available.
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 & First National Bank
• Fowlerville Area: First National Bank & Katie Pikkarainen State Farm Insurance
• Hartland Area: First National Bank & Hartland Insurance Agency
• Howell Area: Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank & Jonna’s Market (free slice of pizza with any donation)
• Pinckney Area: First National Bank
Matching Money Monday is possible through these generous sponsors: Howell Rotary’s Tour de Livingston, Anonymous Sponsors, Ascension SEMI, LCUW Past & Current Board Members, Ravago Manufacturing Americas (Randy Rudisill Leadership Match), GM Proving Grounds, Champion Chevrolet, Culver’s, Chemical Bank and Kania Family Memorial.
To learn more about the work of Livingston County United Way and how to get involved or donate, call (810) 494-3000, visit www.lcunitedway.org or social media accounts @lcunitedway.