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2022 Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn
Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn, Thursday, June 16, 2022
11:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m.
The Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund is celebrating 10 years of providing college scholarships for youth who have experienced foster care. For our 10th anniversary Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn we are partnering with the Treasury Black History Month Program Committee to not only raise money for the Fostering Futures Scholarship, but to celebrate Juneteenth!
Come out to the Capitol Lawn June 16 and join our pizza party. A $10 donation will get you pizza, dessert and a drink. You will also get to enjoy live entertainment, speakers, various vendors, get a chance to win one of our raffle prizes, and of course--celebrate Juneteenth. All money raised will go directly to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund.
To help estimate the amount of pizza needed, please pre-register to attend the event.
Again this year, "The Pillow Effect," a Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) program will accept donations of new standard pillows and pillowcases (or cash donations to purchase items) for distribution to youth entering foster care.
Since 2012, Fostering Futures Scholarship fundraising efforts have totaled more than $1,300,000; all of which have been awarded as scholarships in the year they were raised. This was done through individual donations, group donations, sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions and many volunteer based fundraising events.
Juneteenth Independence Day is celebrated, to commemorate the day that Slaves were freed in Texas after the Civil War. On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln declared that all slaves in confederal states were free, when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. However, it was not until June 19, 1865, that General Gordan Granger and union soldiers went into Galveston Texas with news that the Civil War was over and that the 250 thousand slaves were free. On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, which made it a Federal Holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipating of enslaved African American.
Become a sponsor by completing the sponsorship form.
Donate or register online using a credit card or to make a donation by check, complete and submit the Fostering Futures Scholarship Contribution Form along with a check made payable to the State of Michigan - Fostering Futures Scholarship.
Contributions made by December 31 are eligible for a tax deduction on your federal and state income tax form in the year they are made.
As an IRC Section 170(c) organization all donations to MET's Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund are tax deductible.
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