Thursday, December 13, 2012
They will be near Silver Lake Road/Silver Parkway and Shiawassee Avenue/Leroy Street Friday.
The Old Newsboys will be collecting donations in Fenton on Friday, at the intersections of Leroy Street and West Shiawassee Avenue and Silver Lake Road at Silver Parkway. Proceeds will buy toys and other Christmas gifts for underprivileged children, said Fenton Chief of Police Rick Aro, who is a volunteer for the Old Newsboys. Volunteers will collect donations in exchange for papers. The Old Newsboys provided Christmas gifts to 5,486 children in 2011, their website said. Executive Director Chris Hamilton said they are on pace to help approximately the same number this year. Old Newsboys of Flint has a goal of raising $400,000 this year for its programs. "There is as much need as there's ever been," he said. A large portion of the funding …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Program helps families in need for the holidays.
Fenton Kiwanis is asking for donations today for its Christmas food basket fundraiser. They are collecting cash donations from drivers at the intersections of Adelaide and North Road, and Adelaide and High Street, from 1 to 5 p.m. The Fenton Kiwanians will wear Santa hats and suits and provide a Kiwanis flyer to all cash donors.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The volunteer group, based at the Loose Senior Center in Linden, began with 3 members and has grown to 85.
“By helping others, we enrich our own lives.” This is the belief behind the Loose Senior Center’s Community Angels volunteer group, said Sandra Davies, who leads it. The group was founded by Loose member Terry Thomas in February 2008. There were three Community Angels in the beginning. That number has grown to 85, Davies said. Davies began leading the charge in 2009. Community Angels appreciate what the community does for them, and the Angel program is one way they express their thanks, she said. They’ve pitched in to help at Mom to Mom sales, rolled up their sleeves to assist with fundraisers for Adopt-A-Pet, lent a hand with the Back to the Bricks car shows in Linden and Fenton, and stuffed Easter eggs with candy for the annual Easter …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Items are being accepted through Dec. 5 at Linden Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday for the 61st Community Wrap-In in Memory of Nancy Stockham.
Many local children and seniors will have a gift on Christmas morning, courtesy of the 61st Community Wrap-In in Memory of Nancy Stockham. The event organizers, in honor of the late social worker from Fenton, are seeking donations and volunteers. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6, at the Tyrone Covenant Presbyterian Church, 10235 White Lake Road, Fenton. New item drop offs will be today through Dec. 5, at the Linden Presbyterian Church, 119 W. Broad St., Linden. The Linden Presbyterian Church is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gifts are distributed locally, and donations can include items or funding. Cash donations are tax deductible, and checks should be payable to Wrap In. The Wrap In also will feature a baked …