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May-June 2023

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Do you know what brings out the kid in all of us?

Annual Duck Race & Family Fun Day brought to you by Nissan of North America, Omron Foundation & Busch's Markets.

Left: Suzanne Paul and her special Duck ride in 2019

Above: Releasing the ducks. Winner receives $100 per week in groceries from Busch's!

It's back and better than ever. The Annual Duck Race & Family Fun Day was MIA for the past two years due to COVID. But now it's back and you'll want to make sure you have your duck tickets and picnic blankets ready. Corral the kids and head over to Shiawassee Park for some great fun!

There will be games, prizes, food, a kids' concert and sing-along and best of all the Duck Race! The winning duck gets $100 in groceries per week for a year from Busch's! That's $5200 in free groceries!

Duck tickets are available at both Farmington Library branches-- downtown Farmington and on 12 mile road. AND you can make money for your group by selling duck tickets for the race. One ticket is $5, but there's a bonus for buying more. And for every duck ticket sold, your organization can make $1. Go to our website for a list of businesses and places to buy duck tickets!

Click Here for CARES Duck Race Info

A BIG THANK YOU to our GOLD DUCK sponsors: Nissan of North America, Omron Foundation & BIG SPLASH First Prize Donor - Busch's Markets!


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Make a SPLASH at Shiawassee Park on

Aug 2!

Sponsorship packages are available for one of the biggest and most well attended events of the summer. Here's a chance to:

  • advertise your business or organization to hundreds

  • show your civic spirit

  • do a lot of good for your community and have fun at the same time!

Buy duck race tickets at both Farmington and Farmington Hills Libraries, at CARES Market & from participating organizations!

Duck Race &

Family Fun Day

Aug 2,

3-7pm at

Shiawassee Park - Downtown Farmington

Duck Race Sponsorship Opportunities- CLICK HERE

Duck Race Tickets on Sale at the CARES Market beginning May 15th!

One Quack - $5

Six Quack Pack - $25*

Lucky Ducky (13) Dozen - $50*

(1 duck free in both the Six Quack Pack and the Lucky Ducky Dozen!!!)

Max (28) Quack Pack - $100 (8 free ducks in a Max Quack Pack!)

Buy tickets at CARES Market and watch our website for a list of other participating organizations and businesses selling duck race tickets!

REMEMBER: The winning duck earns $100 in groceries per week for a year! That's $5200 in groceries. Buy your duck tickets between May 15 and Aug 2 at both Farmington and Farmington Hills Libraries, at CARES Market and from participating organizations!

Attention Scouts, Charitable Fundraising Committees, Local Service Organizations:

You can sell tickets for the duck race and earn $1 for your group for every ticket sold!

It's a great way to make money for your organization and help CARES help our community at the same time!

To find out more:

Click Here for Info. 

Give from your heart at Heartland Marketplace in Farmington Hills on Sat-Sun, May 20-21 10 am- 4pm

Look for the CARES Van and help us fill it with necessities for your neighbors who need a little extra help. Volunteers will have shopping lists to help you remember. And there is also a list below to help you plan. Every donation made means CARES can stretch our resources a little farther to make sure every family has enough food on the table.

Food Donation Suggestions:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Pasta 1 lb.
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter 16 oz.
  • Canned Soup
  • Fruit cups
  • Microwave Popcorn


Personal Hygiene Items are always needed

Laundry Detergent

A great BIG CARES THANK YOU to VTSEVA for filling the van at Kroger Novi with 362# of food and $350 in cash donations! WAY TO GO!

All aBout Children Food Drive May 8-20

Because hunger doesn't take a summer vacation.

At ALL Busch's Food Market Stores DATES: May 8-20

There are several ways you can give to Busch's ABC Food Drive benefiting CARES in Farmington Hills and other organizations.

1 Pick up a Gift Tag* and take it to any register or

2 Purchase a Ready-to-Go bag or

3 Donate your bottle returns

*Gift Tags are priced for a $5 produce donation; $10 meat donation or any

amount cash donation.

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Remember to Save these Dates:

May 8-20 - All aBout Children Food Drive at all Busch's Markets

May 20-21 - Fill the CARES Van at Heartland Marketplace

Farmington Hills 10 am - 4 pm

July 15 - Car Show at CARES

August 2 - Duck Race & Family Fun Day at

Shiawassee Park - Farmington 3-7 pm

We appreciate our All Star volunteers...

April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and CARES celebrated with an All Stars Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on April 6. The celebration had a Detroit Tigers theme in honor of the home team’s opening day game.

Guests at CARES headquarters enjoyed all the props of a Tigers baseball game with hot dogs, chips, lemonade, caramel corn, and orange and blue decorations. Door prizes were awarded.

“We couldn’t do all that we do without our wonderful volunteers,” said Marcia Rodeheffer, director of business and volunteer development.

Meet Chuck Duvall,

Another Outstanding CARES Volunteer

Chuck Duvall is a gold-medal-winning alpine skier who brings his desire for excellence to CARES, where he has worked at check-out for about a year. Last year Duvall won gold medals in the slalom and giant slalom events in the Michigan Special Olympics. He started skiing in middle school and has been competing ever since. Skiing is very rewarding, he says.

And so is volunteering at CARES. Duvall has lived in Farmington Hills most of his life, and he’s dedicated to helping those in need in his community. “I want to help our families,” he said. “I like that CARES is a no-judgment zone. The people here care about each other. There’s a lot of love.”

Duvall’s other interests include vintage sports car racing, where he volunteers as a tire specialist. He works part-time as a janitor at a Dearborn funeral home.

We love Duvall’s award-winning attitude at CARES!

Are you thinking about becoming a volunteer in your community? CARES might be just your thing...

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