October 21, 2017 - Active Faith's 30 Year Celebration
(more information to come soon)
November, 2017 - Boy Scout Food Drive
December 2017 - Christmas Card Appeal
March 2018 - Strike Out Hunger (date to be set soon)
May 2018 - Postal Food Drive (date to be set soon)
July 2018 - Golf Outing Fundraiser (date to be set soon)
BOY SCOUT FOOD DRIVE - November 2017
On November 12, 2016 the Scouts collected 5,826 pounds of food that was donated by South Lyon community members. With the extra food Active Faith will be able to feed approximately 120 families. Thank you to the Scouts for their hard work and for the communities donations. Check back for more information for the November 2017 Scout Food Drive.
CHRISTMAS CARD APPEAL - December 2017
The RED envelope is our symbol of Christmas donations to Active Faith. Each year several volunteers hand address and send these Christmas colored reminders to your homes in the hope you can help our efforts to continue another year. We thank you and want you to know it makes a huge difference. Your donations are 1/3 of our food buying budget each year.
STRIKE OUT HUNGER - March 26, 2017
The March 26th Strike Out Hunger fundraiser was a GREAT success. A whopping $7,963.24 was raised during this event. Thank you to all the family members and their friends that registered and participated in this year’s Strike-Out-Hunger event at the Pinz Bowling center in South Lyon, Michigan. All proceeds from this event went to support Active Faith, our local community food pantry. The cost per lane was $100 (up to 5 people) and included a large pizza, soft drink, bowling shoes, and as many games as you and your teammates could play between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. A prize was given for the “best dressed team”.
A 50/50 drawing and a silent auction with several beautiful gift baskets were donated by many generous business owners and individuals from South Lyon and the surrounding community.
If you missed the event this year, make sure you sign up for Strike Out Hunger in 2018!
POSTAL FOOD DRIVE - May 13, 2017
The annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger®Food Drive, on May 13 was a great success! Community members placed non perishable food items at their mailbox for pick up by local postal carriers. This event is designed to help replenish local food pantries in the communities they serve.
Throughout the community mail carriers picked up food and delivered it to Active Faith. We would like to thank the community for their donations and the local carriers who picked up and delivered over six tons of food to Active Faith that day.
In 2017, during the postal drive, Active Faith received a total of 14,193.3 pounds of donated food. After removing the out dated products, Active Faith was able to add 12,924.3 pounds of food to their pantry shelves.
GOLF OUTING - July 17, 2017
The 2017 Golf Outing, held on Monday, July 17th at the Salem Hills Golf Course, was a great success. Eighty-eight golfers participated in this event. Thank you to Costco for their donation of trail mix for our golfers, to Laurie Rattling for her delicious cookies, and to Hugh Irwin, the Kitled Magician. Also a special thanks for all of the raffle prizes that were donated:
- South Lyon Fire Department
- Cook Automotive Services
- Emagine Theater in Novi
- Housekeeping Associates
- Detroit Red Wings
- Parts Plus
- Dick Close - Airplane pilot
- Detroit Tigers
- Oakland County Sheriffs Department
- K Bella Salon and Spa in Brighton
With the 20th Annual Tee Off Golf Outing behind us, it is important to remember our goal to the community. In the 30 years that Active Faith has been serving the area, we continued to provide long term and temporary assistance to those who have fallen on difficult times in hopes of returning them to the independent pursuit of their life's goals.