Getting in the holiday spirit, these girls went door to door singing Christmas carols to raise money for Active Faith. Thank you for your time and talent to help those in need.
Munch Supply Company donated 227.5 pounds of food to Active Faith. Donating every year during the holidays is something that Munch Supply Company does every year. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you to Salem Elementary (first picture) for donating 342 pounds of food and to the South Lyon United Women's Lacrosse team (second picture) that brought in 732 pounds of food for our shelves.
November 11, 2017 Scout Food Drive
On November 11, 2017 the Scouts collected over 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food items from 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. Additional donations can be made at local grocery stores.
Active Faith Community Services 30th Anniversary Celebration
Active Faith celebrated their 30th anniversary on October 21st with and open house for residents and community members. Michigan Senator Mike Kowell was in attendance to deliver a Special Tribute recognizing Active Faith's individual success and its positive influence in and around the South Lyon community.
Members of the SLU Lacrosse team really enjoyed serving the community through Active Faith and preparing for the 30 year celebration! Newly painted walls and a clean up of the distribution area were the projects for the day. Thank you for all of your hard work and helping Active Faith prepare for their BIG 30th anniversary event that was held on October 21st.
School Supplies and Back Pack Donations
Thank you to Lois Gdowski and Pam Kratch for lovingly organizing the Back to School backpack and school supplies donations. These backpacks and supplies were generously donated by the following:
- Oak Pointe Church
- Costco in Brighton
- Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Detroit
- Kensington Valley Civitan Club
- Mary Ann LaVoie
- Janet Kaiser
- Dorothy Meyers
- Luella Brockwell
- In memory of Barbara Kroll by her family (picture on right)
Golf Outing Fundraiser
The 2017 Golf Outing, held on Monday, July 17th at the Salem Hills Golf Course, was a great success. Thank you to Costco for their donation of trail mix for our golfers.
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.
Postal Food Drive
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.
Strike Out Hunger
The March 4th Strike Out Hunger fundraiser was a GREAT success. A whopping $5,084.15 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 2019!
IN THE NEWS
Bowl to help Active Faith Community Services
Article from the South Lyon Herald - March 7, 2017
For bowlers, throwing strikes can lead to a perfect game.
You don't need to be a serious bowler to throw a few frames to help Strike Out Hunger, Active Faith Community Service's fourth annual fundraiser, which is set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Pinz Bowling Alley. (see more)
Active Faith helps kids get ready for school with backpacks, supplies
Article from the South Lyon Herald - September 2, 2017
The families arrive and wait until called for personal attention as they get backpacks and supplies for a new school year, thanks to Active Faith.
Volunteers accompany the families as they select a new backpack and then walk through the variety of school supplies available, based on lists sent from various schools. (see more)
"I'm very grateful for your organization; I've recently fallen on hard times and a friend told me about your assistance as a local resource. I'm feeling more confident and like myself now that I have food in the house and those food insecurities are not taking over my thoughts. I am so very very grateful. I enjoy taking pictures of food and after washing up some of the amazing produce I was able to get from your organization today I took the photo that I have attached."
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You have no idea how much your kindness and generosity has helped our family during our time in need. We live in such a supportive community and are so blessed for having Active Faith to be there for us! We are forever grateful to all of you!" - Active Faith Client
"I am a client of Active Faith and receive food assistance. Not only am I so ever grateful for the amazing help with food, but you also helped connect me to St, Joe's in South Lyon to have assistance paying for my apartment rent in July."
"I am 60 years old and I have never been in such a situation before in my life. It is difficult asking for help but your kindness made it much easier since I do not have family support."
"I am a mature woman, an artist, yet am finishing my interior design degree at Oakland Community College. I will undoubtedly not forget your help in the future." - Active Faith Client