LCCC E-Newsletter, Vol. 15, March 2019
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
  P roverbs 16.9
What do you think?
We really want to know!

Because of you, LCCC can help those in need in our community! Our supporters mean the world to us and we value your opinion. Please take a minute to click on the link below. We need your input to help guide us in planning future events.

What an exciting evening! The costumes...the music...the twirls and swirls! Visit our Facebook page to view the video of the Celebrity Dance Competition and photos from our Salute to the Stars & Celebrity Dance Competition.

We are so thankful to our dance teams for all of their hard work and amazing dances:

Deb Drick & Rachele Evers
Marnie & Patrick Michel
Tom & Julie Lin **Fan Favorites**
Rose Fodor & Joe Savanyo  **Overall Champions**

Thank you to each of you who voted for one of our dynamic dance teams. Your votes brought in  $1,900. These funds will help us to continue to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention programs to the citizens of Livingston County!

Thank you to our coaches - Amy Prochazka, Melissa Rollins, Sam & Leslie Johnson and Lonn Hartman; our Judges - Michael Murphy, Maria Stuart, Tracey Patterson and Mona Shand; Ron Garrison for the lights, stage & presentation; Collin Coon & Jeff Brandt, videographer; Elijah Collins and Steven Hammerle from Radiant Receptions as our DJs; Joe Rohatynski – MC of the evening; Christine Asher of Asher Photography for the photo booth; Will White and Angele Nachtman of The Dance Project; and Sarah Robinson, photographer!   

Thank you to our generous  Sponsors  - Colleen Pryslak, Assoc. Broker, KW Realty Livingston; Garrison Enterprises LLC; K of C Council #12295 – St. Mary Magdalen; St. Joseph Mercy Health System; Suburban Shipping LLC; Gerry & Beth Munsell; K of C Council #7304 - St. Patrick; Old Oak Financial Planning; Anne Pavlic & Mark Robinson; Sloan & Associates CPA’s, PLLC; Corrigan Oil II, Inc.; Don Root; Mary Cole; MATEM LLC Inc.; K of C Council #2659 - St. Joseph; Bredernitz Wagner & CO. PC; Micro Works Computing; Pinckney Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Julie & Scott Amman; Mary & Peter Battle.

Overall net funds raised for the event exceeded $16,000 to support our substance abuse treatment and prevention programs and all programs that serve the entire community.

THANK YOU  for helping us to be the Hope for those who are hurting or need help!

To view the dance video and more photos of the event, go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonCatholicCharities/
You make a difference...

At the 2019 Salute to the Stars we honored three amazing people who are making a difference in the community through programs at LCCC.

Mary Lou Morris is a dedicated and active volunteer at Be Our Guest Adult Day. Her late husband, Jack, had been a Guest. After he passed, she found herself looking for something to help keep busy. Mary Lou feels like she gets as much out of working with the Guests as they do from her being there. Thanks to her excellent baking skills, the Guests and staff get spoiled regularly with her delicious treats

In order to be the best foster parents they could be, Margo and Glenn Gray left corporate jobs and started their own businesses, allowing for more family time and flexibility. They feel each of their children have been a blessing in this journey and they are so fortunate to have such a great support system. The Grays also volunteer any opportunity they are able to. They genuinely try to make themselves available to anybody in need of a support system, a meal, an ear, anything at all that they can help with.  

Thank you & God Bless
What's in Your Vape - a Toolkit for Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers

Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) is talking with parents and the community about youth vaping. Youth begin experimenting with vaping, tobacco, alcohol and marijuana at young ages. It is important to start the conversation early and continue through the teen years. Communicate your values and messages clearly. Share your concern for their health and safety.

It is crucial to make sure teens knows your expectation, substance abuse is not a right of passage, and not all kids experiment with drugs and alcohol. Teens who use substances have more problems with school, the law, their health and forming healthy relationships. Let them know there are consequences to substance use - both in terms of their health and for breaking your expectations.

To learn more about how to have a conversation with youth and to download your toolkit, click here . Share the information with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and youth!
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the Foster Care Parenting Tip of the Week or the Caregiver Tip of the Week along with other great information & activities.
MAY 18, 2019 - The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Charity Golf Outing benefiting LCCC's Foster Care and Adoption programs.

June 8, 2019 - Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) 3rd Annual Golf Fundraiser benefiting substance abuse prevention programs.
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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Loaves & Fish Appeal Update...

We are almost there! Thank you to those who have so prayerfully and generously donated to LCCC through our fall Loaves & Fish Appeal. Because of you, we are now at 91.4% of our goal of $150,000 - funding that supports the programming at Livingston County Catholic Charities to help serve the most vulnerable and the poor.

You are transforming lives of children, men, women and families right here in Livingston County. Follow us on social media, visit our website and read these monthly e-newsletters to see how your donation changes lives!

Thank you to ALL who have generously donated! God Bless!
Click Here to Donate Locally & Give the Gift of Hope!
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