Rochester Junior Women’s Club to Host Benefit Luncheon

Diva's Day Out Join the Rochester Junior Women's Club (RJWC) as they present their annual luncheon, fashion show, and boutique-shopping event, Diva's Day Out, on Saturday, March 10, at the Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township, and 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event, now in its eleventh year, is open to the public and raises funds for local charitable organizations. Diva's Day Out begins with an opportunity for guests to shop at more than 40 boutiques offering unique merchandise and trendy … [Read more...]

The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating Black History through the Arts The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 17, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with spoken word, poetry, drumming, singing, dancing, and more. This free event is in conjunction with Tina Randle, a Michigan poet, singer, and songwriter. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests may meet visual artist Steven Paul Jones and view his artwork. Stage performances take the stage from 6:00 p.m. until … [Read more...]

Pre-Valentine’s Day Contra and Square Dance

Oakland County Traditional Dance Society and the Paint Creek Folklore Society are co-sponsoring their annual Pre-Valentine's Contra Dance in Troy. This dance is open to the public. Bring a sweetheart, a friend, or come solo to the annual Pre-Valentine's Day Contra and Square Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10. Wood floor. No partners or experience needed. All dances taught. Music by the Paint Creek Country Dance Orchestra. Calls by Stephen Loftus and Glen Morningstar. Lessons for … [Read more...]

Rochester Women Support Literacy Programs for Detroit Students

100 Women Who Care donates $26,500 to Soar Detroit Recent reading results for Detroit Public Schools (2013) show that only 14 percent of third-graders read at grade level; 27 percent of Detroit fourth-graders tested at or above basic reading levels. Soar Detroit, a nonprofit literacy program, is working to boost those stats. With focused one-on-one literacy coaches, Soar students improve their reading by an average of 2.4 grade levels in just one year of afterschool tutoring, dramatically … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Helps Women in Need

The Women's Fund of the Greater Rochester Area Closes 2017 by Giving to Three Local Organizations The Women’s Fund, whose goal is to help improve the lives of women in need by helping them become financially independent, awarded grants to three local organizations in November. Career Dress, who promotes the economic independence of low to moderate income women by providing professional attire to women actively seeking employment, was this year’s recipient of a $7500 grant.  The money … [Read more...]

Bowling for the Fight

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Dancing with the Stars for Faith in Action of Oakland County

On January 20, Faith in Action of Oakland County proudly presents their fundraiser, “Dancing with the Stars.” Much like the television show they will have a number of local celebrities dancing including: Josh Landon, FOX Anchor/Reporter Kimberly DeGiulio, WDIV Traffic Denise Isaac, WXYZ Meteorologist Carl and Olga Gil, APC Capitol LTD Caron Koteles Riha, Real Estate One Lisa Caoili, Retired Beaumont Nurse Deputy Kristen Zdankiewicz, First Responder Amanda … [Read more...]

‘Making Strides’ Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

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Bordine’s Donates $6,900 to Benefit Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

Generosity and holiday spirit were in bloom when Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan and Bordine’s joined together to host the annual Bordine’s Holiday Extravaganza. These longstanding organizations collaborate annually in corporate philanthropy to provide festivities for more than 400 guests who shop for a cause, and in turn, donate abundantly to the community. Bordine’s President Calvin Bordine presented Assistance League with a check for $6,900 - a portion of which came from … [Read more...]

Thank You for Another Great Greens Market

The Rochester Garden Club is grateful to its loyal and new customers coming out to buy their holiday essentials at our 71st annual Greens Market. Funds raised through this festive holiday sale allow the club to give about $20,000 back to the community every year. They provide college scholarships, send middle school students to a 4-H summer camp, support the Van Hoosen Farms Children’s Garden, donate to local nature preserves, offer every pre-kindergartener in the Rochester school system a … [Read more...]