2016 Fostering Futures Scholarship Pizza Party Fundraiser on the Capitol Lawn

Pizza Party On The Capitol Lawn

The Fifth Annual Fostering Futures Scholarship Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016.

 A $5 minimum donation will not only provide you with a slice of pizza, a pop and ice cream, but, more importantly, it will also help send a foster child to college. Just by eating pizza, you can help a child in need have a better future. All donations support the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund. Scholarships are awarded annually to former foster youth now enrolled in Michigan colleges and universities. So, come out, have a fun lunch, and help make a dream come true!

For the fourth year, "The Pillow Effect," the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) will be on hand to accept donations of new standard pillows and pillowcases for distribution to youth entering foster care in Berrien, Calhoun, Clinton/Eaton, Ingham, Ionia/Montcalm, Jackson, Livingston and Macomb counties! The goal is 300 pillows and pillowcases.

What: A slice of pizza, a pop, and ice cream for a $5 donation
When: Thursday, August 11 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: The Capitol Lawn
To help estimate the amount of pizza needed, we ask that you pre-register to attend the event. You may register and prepay online by credit or debit card OR register online and pay the day of the event.
 
                                       
 
 
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Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative

"The Pillow Effect"

Every child deserves to have a comfortable place to lay their head at night. In its third year," The Pillow Effect," a Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) program, will accept donations of new standard pillows and pillow cases for distribution to youth entering foster care. The project has expanded to include distribution to youth in Berrien, Calhoun, Clinton/Eaton, Ingham, Ionia/Montcalm, Jackson, Livingston and Macomb counties. 

If you cannot attend the Pizza Party but would like to donate to the “Pillow Effect,” contact your county MYOI coordinator for details on dropping off new standard size pillows and pillowcases.

COUNTY

CONTRACT

EMAIL

Berrien

Hanna Lei-Sam

lei-sam@michigan.gov

Calhoun

Michelle McNichols

McNicholsM@michigan.gov

Clinton-Eaton

Courtney Salyer

SalyerC@michigan.gov

Ingham

Nichole Martin

MartinN2@michigan.gov

Macomb

Marla Garmo

GarmoM@michigan.gov

Jackson Shalanda Hunt

HuntS3@michigan.gov

 

The purpose of the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) is to ensure successful outcomes for young adults as they transition out of foster care in the areas of housing, education, employment, financial capability, health and wellness, permanency, social skills and community engagement.