Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11
LCCC E-Newsletter, Vol. 12, December 2018
Dear Friends,
As we approach the solemn celebration of the birth of Jesus, my mind goes to the gift of our Savior’s birth and what it means to us at Livingston County Catholic Charities. 
The birth of Jesus was glorious in its simplicity. His birth reminds us that we too are called to be simple, to join in oneness with both the Wise Men and with the shepherds. Jesus came to all, as we are also called to do. In His ministry, Jesus went to the margins and to the marginalized, to the lepers, the tax collectors, the Samaritans, to all. 
All of us at Livingston County Catholic Charities are grateful to each of you who travels this path and shares with us your prayers, your talents and your treasure. We are truly grateful for all of the support provided to us during 2018 and we ask for your continued prayers and support in 2019. We wish each of you the Peace of Jesus during this holy time.

Yours in Service,
Mark T. Robinson,
Executive Director
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2018 Christmas Blessing Project

Because of the generosity of many, LCCC was able to provide 126 deliveries (serving 143 seniors) this year through our annual community supported Christmas Blessing project. It was a tremendous undertaking and we couldn't have done it without our volunteers and the churches, individuals, businesses, and organizations that hosted drives and made donations. The seniors were overwhelmed and because of you, experienced the love of our Lord, Jesus, at this most wondrous time of year when they often feel forgotten.

God Bless each of you!

You can view the project from start to finish on our Facebook page.


Charitable IRA Rollover

For donors who are over 70 ½ years old, y ou can still receive the income tax benefits of your charitable gifts through a Charitable IRA Rollover. The Charitable IRA Rollover is a distribution from an individual retirement account or retirement plan directly to a charity (as opposed to a distribution that is paid to the donor who passes it onto the charity).

When a donor uses Charitable IRA Rollover, the distribution from the plan administrator directly to the charity counts toward the donor’s required minimum distribution for the year, but the charitable donation is not included in the donor’s adjusted gross income. So he or she doesn’t need a charitable deduction.

Visit our website to learn about other ways to make a charitable donation.

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LCCC is part of the coalition and the fiduciary of funding for the Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) and prevention efforts in Livingston County. Throughout the year, the LCCA, in conjunction with the Michigan State Police, performs 100+ alcohol compliance checks throughout Livingston County. When performing compliance checks, an undercover Michigan State Police officer, along with a minor, visit randomly selected alcohol retailers in which the minor attempts to purchase alcohol. These “stings” ensure that employees are complying with Michigan liquor laws and not selling alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. The Livingston County Community Alliance recognizes the retailers that did not sell to minors - click here to see the list.

LCCA also implemented the Safe Homes program in 2018 and here are some outcomes from this new program:
  •  66% of participants responded that if parents knew this information, it would keep them from hosting teen gatherings or parties where teens are allowed to use alcohol and drugs.
  •  67% of participants reported that the information led to a discussion between them and their teen(s) about the importance of adult supervision at teen gatherings or parties.
  •  64% of participants reported that the information led to a discussion with other parents about the importance of actively supervising all teen gatherings or parties hosted at their home or on their property.
  •  83% of participants reported that they are comfortable contacting other parents to verify there will be supervision at teen gatherings or parties hosted at their home or on their property.

Visit our website or LCCA's website for more information on prevention efforts in Livingston County.
Because of your donations and prayers, we are able to be the life enhancing and life saving change for Livingston County low income and home-bound senior citizens! In fiscal year 2017/2018, we served over 1,000 seniors through our various senior services programs. Thank you for helping us to make a difference in the lives of those most in need! God Bless!
LCCC Co-workers and Board Members say good-bye to five Board Members who have been part of the driving force in moving Livingston County Catholic Charities forward and making sure we are always meeting our mission and vision.

We can't thank them enough for the tremendous amount of time, treasure and talent they have provided to LCCC, those we serve and the greater community. They will be dearly missed and we wish them all the best.



L-R: Donna England, Terese Gainer, Gerry Munsell, James Kronk and Don Wilson.
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Contact Julie Amman or Mark Robinson at 517-545-5944 or your lawyer or financial adviser for more information.
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