Friday, July 26, 2013

Macomb Charitable Foundation for children needs door prizes for fundraiser

Macomb Charitable Foundation is swinging into action on Aug. 12 with a ladies golf outing at Cracklewood Golf Club and they need some help. 

Though tickets for the outing are sold out the event is in need of donations of “lady friendly” items for door prizes and raffles. All proceeds from the annual event will go to make a difference in the life of a child.

If you’ve ever done any work with the homeless chances are you know about the MCF.
Founded by Shelly Penzien and supported by an army of volunteers – Macomb Charitable Foundation works to help members of the homeless population who fall between the cracks. Such as families who have nowhere to stay when the shelters are full or nothing to wear to a job interview.  

Just yesterday while on assignment at the Macomb Intermediate School District Summer Day Camp I was told by the director that the program is funded by the schools but that the field trips that the children -– who are homeless or have been in foster care over the past school enjoy are made possible through charitable donations. 

Thanks to the Macomb Charitable Foundation – all 26 campers were treated to a wonderful day at Cracklewood Golf Course in Macomb Township. Penzien not only arranged for the children to golf but hooked up an instructor from a local high school – who brought along members of the school’s golf team – to teach the campers how to drive, putt and chip. Then they gave the kids a thrilling ride on the golf carts.

“That group is a blessing,” said Kathy Kropf, homeless education liaison and director of the MISD Children First Summer Day Camp. “If we can’t get a family into a shelter they’ll put them up until there’s an opening. They help with clothes. They help with transportation. They do everything we can’t do as a school.”
To make a donation contact Shelly Penzien: macombcharitable@comcast.net

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