2016 Fostering Futures Scholarship Pizza Party Fundraiser on the Capitol Lawn Recap

 

Pizza Party On the Capitol Lawn

The Fifth Annual Fostering Futures Scholarship Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn was held on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Nearly 600 people attended the event and donated over $4,000 to help Michigan youth that have experienced foster care attend college through the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, a MET Charitable Tuition Program.

 

In addition, 76 pillows and 62 pillowcases were collected for "The Pillow Effect,” part of the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) program. MYOI’s purpose 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. The project has expanded to include distribution to youth in Berrien, Calhoun, Clinton/Eaton, Ingham, Ionia/Montcalm, Jackson, Livingston and Macomb counties.

 

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, we thank Hungry Howie’s Pizza who supplied the pizza and drinks for the party; MSU Dairy Store for providing ice-cream; the BWL for providing a water station, Independent Bank, LAFCU, and MSU Federal Credit Union for their financial support and MDHHS for their support.

Listed below are the raffle winners:

Lugnuts Tickets - Kristina D.
U of M - Flint Basket - Salene K.
Ferris State Basket - Alisha L.
MI Student Aid Bag - Linda H.
MI Student Aid Bag  - Darlene E.
iTunes Gift Card - Damon S.
Samaritas Gift Basket - Linda B.
Western Michigan Basket - Pat F.
Michigan State Basket - Angela B.
MET Basket - Ty B.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:


OTHER SPONSORS:
Board of Water and Light
 
MSU Dairy Store
 
Independent Bank logo
 
 
 
MSUFCU Logo
 

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

Meagan Mahoney

MahoneyM4@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.