A Chance to Help the Helpers of Community Sharing

 

Community Sharing will host the 5th annual “Go for the Green” fundraiser on Saturday, March 13, at the beautiful 59 West Grand Banquet Hall at 786 West Highland Road (M-59.)

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50 per person and include a plated dinner, two drink tickets, a silent auction and live music from local pop/rock band Whack the Mole.   For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.community-sharing.org or call A.J. Lochner at 248-622-9793. 

Auction Items include a Signed Hannah Montana guitar, Bed & Breakfast Weekend Package at the Grand Commerce Inn, Golf Outing Packages, Evening Out and Restaurant Packages, spa treatments, ‘shop local’ packages and even a 1975 Lincoln Town Car!!

As economic woes linger, the needs of the community increase. The volunteers of Community Sharing which services Milford, Highland and parts of Wixom have never been busier. The organization provided help to nearly twice as many individuals as it did just a year ago and in the month of December alone assistance was provided to over 900 area residents.

Current services include food and clothing distribution; emergency financial assistance; case management; financial counseling and budget management; family counseling; tutoring for children; job interviewing and skill coaching; assistance with transportation, utility shutoffs and evictions; support for medical, dental and pharmacy expenses; and gasoline vouchers.

Community Sharing also offers classes in self-esteem, budgeting and job skills, along with a scholarship program for eligible clients to cover GED expenses and college classes.

Community Sharing is dedicated to the mission of providing temporary support to those in need by meeting critical local needs that are often hidden. They provide motivation and encouragement while maintaining respect for the individual. Their goal is to help their clients achieve independence through their own initiative.

How to reach Community Sharing

  • Phone: 248-889-0347
  • Location: 2029 N. Milford Road, Highland (in the Apollo Center)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 405, Highland, MI 48357.
  • Web site: www.community-sharing.org
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, every 2nd and 4th Saturday, and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Emergency appointments are available. Voice mail is checked Monday through Friday.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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