Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Needs Volunteers

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Needs Volunteers (Ferndale Schools, Jan. 27, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Blessings in a Backpack, a program that feeds students on free/reduced lunch in the district every weekend during the school year, is looking for more help! We are reaching out to staff and the community to encourage people to join…

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations (compiled, Feb. 23, 2016) Clarkston, MI – Did you know… Lighthouse’s Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Oakland County that is open 5 days a week and services all of Oakland County? Each month – an average of 850 families, more than 1,400 individuals,…

Farmington Hills: Thief Walks Off with Salvation Army Donation Kettle

Farmington Hills: Thief Walks Off with Salvation Army Donation Kettle (Farmington Hills Police, Dec. 12, 2015) Farmington Hills, MI – The Farmington Hills Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle this afternoon. The theft occurred outside the Walgreens located at 27750 Grand River…

Need Does Not Stop at Holidays: Clawson Food Pantry Seeks Donations

Need Does Not Stop at Holidays: Clawson Food Pantry Seeks Donations (Clawson Food Pantry, Jan. 5, 2014) PLEASE…now that the holidays are over, please don’t forget the Food Pantry. Help is still needed; non-perishables, canned goods, coffee, tea, toothbrushes/tooth paste, soap, shampoos, baby diapers & wipes deodorant, & paper products are most welcome. Who is…

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth…

…20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund… Matching Gift Program

Community Foundation Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund With Matching Gift Program (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 11, 2014) In 1994, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan established The HOPE Fund in order to confront the lack of essential human and social services serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the region.  At…

Charity of Choice: 2012 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity.

Those who would like to support these great causes from the comfort of your own couch or work chair are encouraged to donate to The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival through our website, using the link below

Goodfellows Christmas Success

The Ferndale Goodfellows took in 75 applications for assistance this holiday season. Some were from seniors who just needed food, and others were from families with children. Ferndale Fire Sergeant Ken Kronner said that each applicant received a food certificate to Ferndale Foods located at Nine Mile and Livernois as well as a voucher to 1 of 3 restaurants in the city: Hambo’s, Sam’s Ferndale Grill or Hilton Cafe. The amount was determined by the size of the family. Each child received a $30 gift card to Target.