Binks and Babs in Brighton will help raise money for the Mom Prom while offering gently used prom and bridesmaid dresses available to rent.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Abby Loy of Brighton will be a guest speaker at the eighth annual Starry Night Gala.
Abby Loy, a 22 year-old Brighton woman with Down syndrome will be a guest speaker at the eighth annual Starry Night Gala on April 19 in Birmingham. The gala is hosted by Michigan-based Band of Angels – an organization dedicated to helping individuals with Down syndrome, autism and other cognitive challenges reach their full potential. This year’s theme is Through the Looking Glass to reflect Band of Angels’ commitment to helping individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities navigate the joys and challenges from birth through adulthood, with a focus on obtaining greater employment opportunities. The unemployment rate among the disabled population is 72 percent and Band of Angels is committed to reducing that rate. Loy is just one …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held for the Ashinger family on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the American Spirit Center in Brighton.
A local family that has always been ready to help others in the past is now the recipient of kidness from friends and family coming together to help support them. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Ashinger family has special meaning this time of year since it may be the last Christmas Russ Ashinger, husband and father of two, may be able to spend with his family. Last March, Ashinger, was diagnosed with three types of cancer in his liver, lungs and perineum. After undergoing aggressive treatments of chemotherapy, the family was told in November that Ashinger had four to six months to live. “They were told the treatment wasn’t working,” family friend Dawn Turner said. “They said, however, they could try chemo again to see if they could…
Friday, March 18, 2011
The trend is likely to continue, according to Nancy Russo, executive director of the Livingston County United Way.
This week, as I was preparing our Grab and Go Planner and Get Out weekend event guides, I noticed something. There are an incredible number of fundraisers taking place this weekend. Upon reflection, it's understandable. Money is tight everywhere. When I spoke with Nancy A. Russo, executive director of the Livingston County United Way, she wasn't particularly surprised. It seems as though it's a trend that is likely to continue, given the fact that, as she said, "there are a lot of organizations that are hurting for donations because so many people are unemployed." All of the fundraisers are for worthy causes; it's a pity that they are competing with each other for your time, attention and money. Prom Fashion Show One such event, sponsored …