Charities/Service Clubs

Published July 22, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — From building blankets in his parent’s basement to “busting out the seams” of the previous 3,000-square foot headquarters, Nicholas Kristock, former international soccer player turned social entrepreneur and founder of Fleece & Thank You, has seen an exceptional amount of growth in his nonprofit in the short three and a half years since its inception.

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Published July 22, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Rosie Burns-Pavlik, a recent graduate of Harrison High School, really started to take charge of her ability to give back after babysitting twin boys of a woman being supported by Freedom House.

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Published July 19, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — To aid in Blue Star Service Dogs’ ongoing mission, Bark-E-Que will continue the annual tradition with a fundraiser Aug. 9 at the American Legion Post 4 in Mount Clemens.

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Published July 16, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Prompted by the increased number of Americans dying from substantial blood loss, one Farmington resident and the Chairman of the Greater Farmington Area Emergency Preparedness Commission, Douglas Reynolds, 60, decided to create a grassroots effort to educate people on how they can help right here at home.

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Published July 12, 2019

DETROIT — New resources will be available for the homeless population of Detroit next year following the groundbreaking for the Neighborhood Service Organization’s new Clay Center Campus to End Homelessness.

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Published July 5, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With a triumphant exclamation — “I cut seven times!” — 6-year-old Wyatt Rewoldt helped christen his brand-new home on Joan Street with a ribbon cutting and a house blessing.

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Published July 1, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legacy on the Lake honors some of the Grosse Pointes’ most noteworthy philanthropists, so it comes as no surprise that this year’s recipients were the late Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and his wife, Mary.

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Published June 26, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — An evening of remembrance and healing will be held in Mount Clemens July 9 for those in Macomb County who share the enormous loss of having had a loved one whose life was violently taken from them.

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Published June 26, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — It doesn’t look like much now, but it’ll soon be Tiffany Jones’ dream home.

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Published June 24, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — As if completing a 140-mile walk in firefighter gear wasn’t enough, Joe Warne received more good news June 13.

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Published June 24, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Did you know that three years ago, a nonprofit foundation was established to be a sort of booster club for the Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department? The City Commission certainly didn’t know.

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Published June 19, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The eighth annual Run the Plank 5K run/walk and Family Fun Fitness Fair takes place June 29.

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Published June 19, 2019

FRASER — A group of about five women who identify as the Naughty Knitters created an art installation — otherwise known as a yarn bombing — on the fence that surrounds the tennis court near Fraser City Hall.

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Published June 18, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/ROYAL OAK — Once a year, children, teens and young adults with cancer have the opportunity to forget their worries and spend a week at Camp Māk-A-Dream in Gold Creek, Montana, at no cost to families.

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Published June 17, 2019

HARPER WOODS — For many years, the Dads Club of Harper Woods supported Harper Woods High School and helped out throughout the city on various projects that improved the community.

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Published June 14, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Hundreds will gather in downtown Mount Clemens on June 25 to stand up to domestic violence and sexual assault during Turning Point of Macomb’s second annual Peaceful Assembly.

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Published June 11, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Joe Warne doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk — a rather long walk.

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Published June 11, 2019

FRASER — As time goes on, more and more people are becoming more comfortable talking about their own battles with substance abuse, and their families show support in solidarity.

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Published June 10, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Daniel Ainsworth has pledged to bike at least 500 miles during the month of June while raising money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund through the fifth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA.

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Published June 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A fundraiser held at Rackham Golf Course raised thousands of dollars to improve the grounds of the course. A pair of Huntington Woods residents organized the fundraiser, which brought in $7,000 to improve the course. The event, called the Short Game Skills Challenge, was a 36-hole, par-3 tournament and was held May 18.

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