I wanted to share a story with you today, a story of passion from one person sharing his talent to hospice patients. Ain’t no Mountain High Enough Our beloved musician volunteer, Sam Hazlewood, may not be singing Diana Ross and the Supremes, but he is demonstrating the theme, “Nothing can keep me from you.” Sam’s […]
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A Busy Summer for YAC! The Cadillac Area Community Foundation Youth Committee has been working all summer on projects to help students stay busy during this time of uncertainty. Students have been earning hours (10 required) of community service, by volunteering, checking on grandmas and grandpas, and neighbors. As monthly meetings turn to conference calls […]
REASONS TO GIVE Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, but it can also be deeply rewarding for you too. Millions of people give to charity regularly to support causes they believe in, as well as for the positive effect it has on their own lives. So, we reached […]
Acts of kindness during COVID 19 Crisis It is evident that during a crisis people and businesses step up. Schools close, jobs lost, working from home becomes the new normal, and shelter in place is in effect. So much for the normal life, we once knew, we are now living through a public-health crisis, an […]
Virtual Celebrations Our seniors were shortchanged from their high school experience. They were born in the devastation of 9/11 and graduating during the COVID 19 Pandemic. No prom, no cap & and gown, no ceremony, no pictures with high school friends, no presentation of diploma in front of family and friends, no celebrating their high […]
We’re living in uncertain times. We hear about the challenges our healthcare workers, essentials workers like grocery store employees, police officers, and EMS workers deal with every day. We have seen teachers and school staff members that are touching base with their students, friends and families being apart due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is […]
A Safe & Healthy Community Safe & Healthy Communities (SHC) is a local community coalition comprised of a variety of health professionals focused on addressing substance abuse in Wexford and Missaukee Counties. Their mission is to build and mobilize a comprehensive, community-wide social movement to substantially reduce substance abuse in our extended communities. . Unfortunately, […]
Focusing on what really matters. At the end of January the Cadillac Area Community Foundation (CACF), CACF Youth Advisory Committee, the Missaukee Area Community Foundation (MACF), and MACF Youth Advisory Committee partnered to help fund a student program. The program, presented by national speaker Tony Hoffman, covered his battles with anxiety, depression, drug addiction, and […]
Investing in People is investing in the Future. That is the Key to Success for Non-Profit Organizations! An organization’s success lies in the professionalism, compassion, vision, competence, and expertise of the people within the organization. Nonprofit work is known to be mission-driven. Often achievement comes with pushing yourself and your team to its limit. In […]
The holidays are my favorite time of year as we all take time to give more to others and reflect on everything for which we are thankful. As I reflect on 2019, the Cadillac Area Community Foundation is proud to have played a part in a number of activities that have led to positive results […]