LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 60, December 2022

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!

Watching and waiting for the Christ Child in anticipation of celebrating His birth, our Advent cry is “Come, Lord Jesus, Come”! As we prepare for His birth on Christmas, we imitate His humble beginnings by serving all in our Livingston County community at Catholic Charities since we are all created in God’s image and likeness. “Driven by Faith, Here for All” is our motto and exemplifies the vision and mission Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) co-workers have for this Advent and Christmas season.

God desires salvation for every person which links to our vision for (LCCC). This vision is to provide quality human services to all Livingston County residents regardless of race, sex, religion, age, disability, or financial ability. How do LCCC co-workers live out that vision? Seventy percent of the county residents our LCCC co-workers serve are not of the Catholic faith and many are at or below the poverty level.

Our mission is to share the Love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. How is this accomplished by LCCC co-workers? Read more...

The Board of Livingston County Catholic Charities
Mary Burns-Coral, Board President
It's a Christmas Blessing!
"My whole life I have given to everybody else, and now that I need help I don't have anyone" a women shared with volunteer, Chris Wysocki. She then cried when Chris assured her that she has people who care. This is what the Christmas Blessing is all about!
The Christmas Blessing Project is a community supported project. It brings the Love of Christ, Help & Hope to community low income and home-bound seniors by supplying a Christmas food box, hygiene items, cleaning & paper products and more!

We sincerely thank all of the amazingly generous local businesses, individuals, clubs, schools, churches, organizations and groups for the incredible amount of items and funds donated to serve our county's most vulnerable seniors! This year we served almost 200 seniors with your support!

A big thank you to the LCCC Senior Program staff and our amazing volunteers for all the love, dedication and HOURS they have put into this project!! God Bless all of you! Click here for a full list of donors.
Your Donations Are Life-Changing!
Your Year-End donations are greatly needed and provide critical, life enhancing and life-saving services to support our community's most vulnerable. 100% of your donations stay in Livingston County!

Without you, we are not able to serve on the front line combating substance abuse; providing healing through mental health counseling; providing care at Be Our Guest Adult Day for individuals with dementia and other related diseases; assisting low income and home bound seniors with basic needs or rides to medical appointments; aiding children and families in the foster care system; serving adults with disabilities through Special Ministries and so much more!

Please prayerfully consider your donation today to make a difference in the lives of those most in need! Click the link below to make your donation today - Thank You! If you've already made your special donation...Thank You!
Operation Good Cheer Brings Gifts
This year, 18 Livingston County Catholic Charities foster children will be receiving gifts thanks to the efforts of our child welfare staff with the support of a statewide program known as Operation Good Cheer. Beginning in 1971 with 66 recipients, this year the program celebrated its 50th anniversary by providing gifts to over 100,000 youth and adults across the state. 

Wish lists were provided to Operation Good Cheer who in turn distributed the lists to donors. Gifts were then dropped off at various sites and then trucked to Pentastar Aviation in Waterford. The gifts were sorted and then loaded on trucks and planes to be delivered the next day for distribution to the agencies who then coordinate the gifts getting to their clients. LCCC Child Welfare staff members Ashlee, Brittany, Flo and Amy worked alongside Major Tom and Anne Kotch and Michelle Kendall-Thayer from Growing Hope Through Love to unload a 15 foot trailer loaded from floor to ceiling with gifts. 

LCCC Child Welfare Staff: Ashlee, Brittany, Flo and Amy
Gifts waiting to bring children joy
Livingston County Catholic Charities seeks loving stable Livingston County residents to become Foster Parents and temporarily open their lives and home to a child in need. We would love to hear from you at 517-545-5944 or a
Reality Tour - Experience for Parents & Youth
Reality Tour is a community-based drug prevention system designed as a single event to engage parents with their children. It is also a vehicle that networks community resources to enhance prevention on multi-levels, drilling down into the community. Held on evenings so parents WILL attend, this system puts parent and child on the same page and meets the expressed needs of parents. A needs assessment of parents in 2002 revealed a desire for prevention programs to include the possible, ultimate consequences of experimentation. Reality Tour addresses the consequences without using ‘scare tactics’ as documented by our University of Pittsburgh researcher. Sign up today to learn how to have conversations with your youth about substance use.

Register here: Our next tour is January 12th from 5-7pm! If you have any questions, please reach out to Hayley or Sarah at
Special Ministries Enjoys all the Holidays
Our Special Ministries friends had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving and next we are looking forward to our Christmas Party and the 2nd Annual Rock'in New Year's Eve Party!

Registration forms and the current calendar are on our website at

Keep checking our Facebook page and the Special Ministries page of the LCCC website for the latest events!
We Would Love for YOU to be a Sponsor!
Join us on April 1, 2023 to enjoy friendship, great music, delicious food, plus celebrate our Community Stars!

This is our only event fundraiser to support our professional, critical services and programs that serve the entire county with a focus on our county's most vulnerable men, women and children.

Want a Job that Provides Meaning & Purpose in YOUR Life?
Are you compassionate, innovative, highly motivated and looking to make a difference in the life of someone who is hurting or in need of help? Interested in work that gives you a sense of purpose and fulfills your mission to serve the greater good?

Then we need YOU! Join our team of dedicated and compassionate individuals who work in Livingston County to provide professional services and programs to our county's most vulnerable.

Driven by Faith, HERE FOR ALL!
Enrich Your Life...Volunteers Needed!
We have plenty of options for you to volunteer! A small amount of your time can make a world of difference!




Contact Suzi or Monica at 517-546-9910

Simple Ways for YOU to Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!
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. 
Your donations change lives and save lives!

AmazonSmile customers can support Livingston County Catholic Charities in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! 

Simply start your shopping at to confirm "Livingston County Catholic Charities" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization in support of programs that save and change lives.

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On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email for Zoom info

3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Email for Zoom info

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm & 6:30-8:00 pm (in-person)
Wednesdays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (in-person)
Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (Zoom)
Email 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
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
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