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January 2013 - MLK Day of Service Emergency Kit Project with St. Ignace Middle School Art Club and Youth Intertribal Council
Students from the St. Ignace Middle School Art Club, and Youth Tribal Council assembled 100 emergency preparedness kits for seniors in Mackinac County. The kits were the 2nd phase of the previous years MLK day project.
November 2012 - Thanksgiving Projects with Sault Area Middle School and the Newberry Key Club
Students from the Sault Area Middle School held a canned goods drive to collect food to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for local families. Along with food donated by the Coast Guard and turkeys donated by Family Video, 20 baskets including a complete Thanksgiving meal were prepared for Sault Ste. Marie Families.
Mrs. Donaldson's class, pictured to the left collected the most food, over 150 items, earning the class donughts and chocolate milk.
In Newberry the Key Club collected donated food and partnered with the United Way to assemble Thanksgiving dinner baskets for families put out of work by the Bessie Mill Fire.
Pictured right: students from the Key Club set out to deliver food baskets.
November 2011 - Thanksgiving Project with Sault Area Middle School
Sault Area Middle School partnered with United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula and the Michigan Department of Human Services in hosting a canned food drive for November 2011. This food drive, along with food purchased by United Way of the EUP and a monetary donation from the Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club and the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of the EUP allowed United Way to distribute Thanksgiving dinner baskets to 50 families in Chippewa County on 11/21/11. Hundreds of cans of both Thanksgiving and miscellaneous food items were donated and held at the middle school. After distribution, having a large amount of leftover food, United Way of the EUP donated all remaining goods to the local Salvation Army.
Pictured above are students working during distribution day as well as the winning classroom taught by Mr. Frush for most canned foods collected. United Way of the EUP rewarded this classroom with doughnuts per request for all of their hard work in making this a successful holiday project.
May 2011-Join Hands Day Flower Planting Project in St. Ignace at Community Action
4 teens 11-18 years
3 seniors 70+ years
2 adult 20+ years
Volunteered for Join Hands Day-Flower Planting Project at Community Action in St. Ignace from 11am-1pm. JHD is a volunteer effort to bring Youth and Seniors together for meaningful stories and sharing. The Youth learned more about the Senior population and their struggles through daily life and the Seniors learned more about Youth and the current issues they are dealing with. These 2 groups of people had not worked together before so it also brought new folks together to learn more about each other in their own community.
Great Youth Conference last week by GLCYD. Top concerns for our area were Restraint, School Engagement and Positive Family Communications. We look forward to seeing the projects occur in our community and can't wait for the outcomes. Great Job to Everyone involved!!! To learn more about the study done in Chippewa and Mackinac Counties from 2007 visit: http://www.soyreport.org/OtherComm.PDFData/2007chippewa_mackinac.pdf
On Feb 23rd another Youth Conference was held at St. Ignace Schools. The top 3 concerns were similar to those of the Sault Area: Restraint, Sense of Purpose and School Engagement. We can't wait to see your project implemented. Remember United Way is here to help! Great Job to Everyone involved!!!
Homeless Awareness Week-November 2010
To advocate awareness on issues dealing with homelessness, Students United and W.O.W. of Sault High are carrying these boxes around with them this week. Each student designed their own box and wrote awareness facts to increase knowledge and decrease stereotypes on homelessness. These two student groups truly LIVE UNITED.
Challenge Week-August 2010
|Volunteers delivering goods to Salvation Army
This was a weeklong series of challenges issued to the community by the United Way and our high school counterpart Students United. Throughtout the week, we were able to collect an estimated 2,110.00 dollars in impact. Furthermore, our community contributed a total of 1986.18 in in-kind donations. A huge thank you to the 89 volunteers, who helped in both large and small capacites, during our Challenge Week 2010. Together, the volunteers served a total of 376 hours during Challenge Week!!
Day of Action-June 2010
This year’s Day of Action (June 21) fell on the summer solstice, so what better project for it than to alert people to their risk of getting skin cancer? A plucky band of 15 Youth Volunteer Corps members set up tables outside of Sault Ste Marie’s K-Mart and Walgreen's, spending the afternoon giving out flyers, raising awareness and having fun. In addition, Wallgreen's supplied free water bottles with sunscreen samples, medication cases and other things to give out. By the end, 250 information sheets were disseminated and $65.76 had been raised. Collecting donations had not been the original plan, but as generous passers-by insisted, the YVCers agreed that the money should go to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!