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LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 25, January 2020

This is a Salute to the Stars you will Not Want to Miss . We are going to CELEBRATE with great company (YOU), great food, great entertainment & more!

Entertainment will be provided by the dynamic & electrifying Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations!

Purchase your tickets today and celebrate with us on March 14, 2020!
Help Protect Our County's Seniors!

Please join Livingston County Catholic Charities senior services staff for an informative and educational program on Financial Exploitation of seniors.

Important information will be provided for cashiers, financial institutions tellers, pharmacy technicians, gas station attendants, managers, and anyone that works with seniors where there is exchange of money.

Tom Holcomb, Prosecuting Attorney Agency of Michigan, will be a special guest speaker.

Registration required. Space is limited. Call Beth today: 517-545-5944 or beth@livingstoncatholiccharities.org

Caring for a loved one, while rewarding, can also be stressful. Many caregivers suffer with depression, isolation, anxiety and other various health issues and feelings.

If you are a caregiver for a senior suffering with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, Parkinson's, Lewy Bodies, Chemo Brain and other diseases. Please join us!

February's Caregiver Support Activities are ALL about the caregiver and reducing STRESS!!

Want more information for yourself or someone you know? Call Suzi or LeAnn at 517-546-9910.
2020 Basketball Tournament

February 29th from 1:30-3:30pm
Parker Middle School

Come and cheer on our Special Ministries Basketball team when they compete against the Livingston County Sheriffs Department! We will have the Special Olympics Cheerleaders, our dancers will be performing at half-time and there will be concessions! Tickets are $5 at the door.

All proceeds will benefit Special Ministries, a program of Livingston County Catholic Charities
Volunteers Needed - Friendly Visitors

15 Volunteers Needed for a Study
January 1 - June 30 2020

LCCC is seeking volunteers to test a Volulnteer Caregiver Toolkit and provide feedback.

Volunteer activities will include Saturday Friendly visits or respite visits with home-bound county senior citizens. Home-bound seniors experience isolation, loneliness and depression. Friendly and respite visits can be 1-4 times a month and include:
  • Visiting with the senior
  • Playing games
  • Discussing current events
  • Other activities of interest for the senior
  • Just being present with the senior while the caregiver runs errands

To learn more about this unique opportunity or to join the study, please contact Katie or Jamie at 517-545-5944 or email katie@livingstoncatholiccharities.org .

Volunteers make a difference...

Dick and Suzanne Cowdrey are key players in the success of LCCC’s annual Christmas Blessing Project. They start working in August getting the donated boxes that house the food items and festively decorating them. Then in Sept. they help organize local volunteers, seeking donations and collecting the food and other items. 

Upon finishing his term on the board at LCCC Dick had asked what else he could do to help…and we are so fortunate he did! As retired principal of Pathfinder School in Pinckney, he knew that while they had a food drive, they had nowhere to donate it. Thus, he brought the donated food to the Christmas Blessing Project. Navigator School has since joined in and the two schools typically collect 2,000 to 2,600 canned and dry food items.

In the meantime, Suzanne was principal at St. Mary’s Parish School and got the school and parish involved collecting food and paper products. That was eight years ago; Dick and Suzanne have helped grow this program from serving 80 people to 161!

Dick said, “The best part has been working with the people. It has been a joyful, fun-filled experience of people working together and laughing. The crew at Catholic Charities spend so much time making this happen. Suzi Snyder and Julie Amman go way beyond what you would expect for someone in this role.”

If you'd like to learn more about how your school or organization can become involved in this wonderful project for next year, please contact Suzi Snyder at 517-546-9910.
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You can provide our most vulnerable men, women & children the gift of fulfilling their most basic needs throughout the year!
Will you help?

To date we are at 80% of our annual appeal goal of $150,000 that supports all programs.

Your donations MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community. Help us continue to provide professional life-saving and life-enhancing programs and services that fulfill the needs in Livingston County.

While LCCC has a special mission to provide services to the under-served, we are here for ALL Livingston County residents. And, through your kindness today, we can continue to offer these life-saving and transformational professional services.

100% of your donation stays right here in Livingston County

Will you help? Click the link below to give the gift of proven, professional and transformational services to Livingston County seniors, individuals, and families.

If you have already made your gift, Thank You!

Click Here to Donate Locally & Give the Gift of Hope!
Looking for ways to maximize your tax savings and charitable giving? 

Consider using your IRA.

If you are 70 1/2 yrs of age or older, you can make cash gifts from your IRA to your favorite charity or charities without having to include the IRA distribution in your taxable income. Qualified charitable distributions, also called IRA charitable rollover, allows you to direct part or all of your distribution directly to a charitable organization in an amount up to $100,000 per person per year. The amount of your charitable distribution to a charitable organization is excluded from your gross income and is not subject to taxes. Please discuss this option with your tax or financial adviser prior to making the distribution. 
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

1st Tuesday and of each month, 4:30–6:00 pm
at Be Our Guest

3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:30–6:00 pm
at Be Our Guest

Check out additional Caregiver Support Activities.

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00–7:00 pm

All are welcome and no preregistration is necessary.
Mondays 6:00–7:30 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm
Bequests Help Provide for Our Community's Future!

Did you know that leaving a  Charitable Bequest  in your will to bestow on Livingston County Catholic Charities makes it easy to help one of your favorite charities without dipping into your current income or savings?

Contact Julie Amman or Mark Robinson at 517-545-5944 or your lawyer or financial adviser for more information.
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Livingston County Catholic Charities
2020 E. Grand River #104, Howell, MI 48843
Office Phone 517-545-5944 Be Our Guest Adult Day Phone 517-546-9910