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Triple Money Monday set for Monday, Dec. 15

TMM Logo HorizontalMultiplying the generous nature of the community, the Livingston County United Way is excited to announce that contributions made to the organization on Monday, Dec. 15 will be tripled (up to matching funds available). Several matching donors have stepped up to make Triple Money Monday 201 a reality.

Donations collected on Triple Money Monday are designated specifically to provide local families and individuals with the basics:

• Families are able to stay in their homes, with rent and utility assistance.

• Children get the nutrition they need to grow up healthy, through community gardens, food programs and a strong food pantry network.

• Individuals can connect to resources with the help of 2-1-1, Community Resource Guides, Community Connect and more.

• Supports our ALICE families (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).

• Area seniors receive support services to retain their independence.

“Helping families to meet their most critical needs is what the Livingston County United Way is all about,” said Brian Jonckheere and David Morse, 2014 Campaign co-chairpersons. “We don’t just fund programs; we work to find real solutions through key programs and initiatives.”

“Not only is the Livingston County United Way a big part of many success stories, such as the Hunger Council’s connecting hungry people with food resources, the United Way is continually collaborating with local agencies, churches, and business partners to make a big impact on the most critical needs of the community,” Jonckheere and Morse said. “Triple Money Monday provides the best value for your donated dollars. This is our home, our community. Let’s keep it local! We invite the community to be part of the solution!”

Community partners that provided match funds to make Triple Money Monday possible include the Howell Rotary’s Tour de Livingston, Citizens Insurance Co., two anonymous donors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, and General Motors Proving Ground.

Memorial gifts or in –honor-of gifts can be made to recognize special people this Christmas and certificates and receipts will be provided. Charitable year-end giving has distinct tax advantages and can be a potential way to reduce tax liabilities as all contributions are 100 percent tax deductible – and the dollars stay local – what’s raised in Livingston, stays in Livingston!

Donations can be made by cash, check, credit card, and online. Everyone is encouraged to contribute by calling the Livingston County United Way at 810-494-3000, going online at www.lcunitedway.org, or visiting drop-off locations throughout Livingston County. Technically savvy donors can donate by scanning the QR code located on flyers around the county as well as on our media partner websites.

The Livingston County United Way office, located at 2980 Dorr Road, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15. Olinik Family McDonald’s will be serving coffee at the United Way office from 7 a.m. to noon.

Other locations taking donations for Triple Money Monday during regular business hours include the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Insurance Agency, Jonna’s Market, Howell Elks Lodge, Brandon Wilson Agency, and all county-wide FirstMerit Bank and Champion Chevrolet locations.  For those unable to make it to a drop off location on Monday can mail a check with Triple Money Monday notation to the Livingston County United Way.

For more information about the Livingston County United Way, initiatives, programs and partnerships, visit www.lcunitedway.org, find us on Facebook, or call 810.494.3000. To follow Triple Money Monday on Twitter use the hashtag #3xMonday.

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