Bring Joy to a Michigan Child this Holiday Season

Be sure to make the “nice list” this year and brighten the holiday of a Michigan family in need by donating to The Rainbow Connection’s Annual Toy Drive through December 20. The Rainbow Connection (TRC) grants wishes to Michigan children battling life threatening illnesses. In 2017, wishes will be granted to more than 160 children right here in your community. TRC supports families beyond the wish as well, offering support services, toy deliveries and special gatherings to continue … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund is Looking for Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund is looking for non-profit organizations that are in need of assistance and can benefit from their grants. The Women’s Fund provides focused grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that support women. Grants are awarded once a year and applications must be submitted by October 14 to be considered. Requests for funding must be submitted on a Women’s Fund Grant Application. For grant requests of $1000 or less, use the Short Form Application and for … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Club Golf Ball Drop, Raffle, and Charity Event

Charity Golf Outing The Rochester Rotary Charities will be hosting a golf outing on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Pine Trace Golf Club, 3600 Pine Trace Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Since 1952, the mission of the Rochester Rotary Club is to provide “Service Above Self”, through our club, to our community, and to the world. Throughout the years our charitable organization has touched every sector of community life from education to health, human services, youth and senior … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Rainbow Connection Announces Wish Child for the 2015 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

The Rainbow Connection is pleased to announce the 2015 wish child chosen to ride along with Santa at the Hometown Christmas Parade on Dec. 6 in Downtown Rochester. Maddy is five years old and lives in Clawson with her parents and older brother. Maddy came into this world fighting when she was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome along with numerous other medical issues. The struggle continued with her first battle with cancer when she was diagnosed with AML (Leukemia) in May 2011. After … [Read more...]

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools Raise More than $20,000 for Rainbow Connection in Honor of Fellow Student

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools joined forces during the 2015 Charity Week, in memory of their classmate Gage Garmo, to raise more than $20,000 for The Rainbow Connection, the charity that fulfilled Gage’s wish to meet rapper Eminem. These same students had waged a social media campaign that escalated and drew international attention when 17-year-old Gage, who had been battling cancer, was told he had just days to live. Kelley Cusmano, Faculty Advisor to the student council at … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Teen Loses Brave Battle with Cancer

When used properly, social media can be a wonderful tool for spreading news quickly and affecting change as was evidenced over the past few days with the story about a courageous Rochester High School senior named Gage Garmo who was battling bone cancer. Rochester Media first heard about Gage's story on Facebook. How he was told his time was short and how his friends and the community were rallying to support him like the former football player had always done for them. As of Monday, … [Read more...]

Local health-related charities and foundations you can give to this holiday season

If you plan to add a local nonprofit or a few organizations to your holiday gift list this year, we have just the thing for you. This week, we have gathered a group of health-related charities in need of a little holiday love. From children’s groups to better health for the entire community, the options are boundless. Maybe you don’t have the extra funds to donate this year—Not to worry. One of our favorite things to do is celebrate Christmas in July. Since so many organizations receive an … [Read more...]

Lucido brothers gear up for another charitable year in Rochester

Giving away a Rolex might seem like a huge deal, but for Vince and Joe Lucido, they don’t sweat it. Last week, the brothers and owners of Lucido Fine Jewelry hosted a golf outing at Boulder Pointe Golf Club in Oxford where a local man received just that, a brand new Rolex for his hole-in-one shot. “We welcome the hole-in-one,” said Gus Scibilia of Lucido Fine Jewelry in Downtown Rochester. “They’re really in the community efforts, Vince and Joe are really into that.” In their 25 … [Read more...]

Corrin Barnett Performs Live at Royal Park Hotel

As a fresh year is just getting started, Corrin Barnett, wife of Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, is bringing her musical talents to the Oakland County area as she performs weekly throughout the community. A gifted, versatile performer with a wide repertoire, Corrin also spends a great deal of her time giving back to the community in various ways. For the past two years, proceeds from her holiday CD, “Just the Beginning,” were donated to several local charities and organizations. The sales … [Read more...]