About

What We’re Doing

There are certain things we all need to live more whole lives – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. We will address these issues while continuing to provide a safety net for our community’s basic needs. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to be part of the change.

Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED!

Current Grants Under Contract

Albion College “Big Read” project
In collaboration with community partners such as the Albion District Library and the Albion Public Schools, this is NEH funded community read program for fall 2015

Albion Public Schools “Wildcat Garden”
A 3-year grant supporting the construction and operation of a community garden at the local public school.

City of Albion “Early Education Recreation Programs”
A 3-year grant supporting recreational activities in Albion, MI

First United Methodist Church “Healthy Baby Day”
A 3-year grant supporting healthy parent-child interactions and development.

Food Bank of South Central Michigan “Food Pantry Program”
A 3-year grant supporting emergency food assistance for residents of Albion and Homer.

Forks Senior Center “Senior Wellness Program”
A 3-year grant supporting senior wellness activities within the Albion Community.

Fountain Clinic “Prescription Assistance Program”
A 3-year grant supporting prescription assistance to Albion and Homer residents.

Homer Community Schools “Summer Recreation Program”
A 3-year grant supporting the summer recreation activities of Homer, MI school children

Homer School District “School-based Nursing Program”
A 3-year grant supporting in-school nursing for children attending Homer Community Schools..

Community Action Agency “Walk for Warmth”
Yearly financial assistance that supports emergency utility assistance for residents of Albion and Homer, MI

Grantee Info

Albion College “Big Read” Project
Jessica Roberts, Project Coordinator
jroberts@albion.edu

Albion Public Schools “Wildcat Garden”
Trisha Franzen, Project Coordinator
tfranzen@albion.edu

City of Albion “Recreation Program”
Sheryl Mitchell, City Manager
smitchell@cityofalbion.gov

First United Methodist Church “Healthy Baby Day”
Jeremy Williams, Jeremy@albionfumc.org

Food Bank of South Central Michigan “Emergency FoodAssistance”
(269) 964-3663

Forks Senior Center “Senior Wellness”
Michiele Ogilbee, President of the Board
(517) 629-3842

Fountain Clinic “Prescription Assistance”
Mary Jo Byrne, Director
mjbyrne@fountain-clinic.org

Homer School District “Summer Rec & School-based Nursing” programs
(517) 568-4463

Community Action Agency “Walk for Warmth”
(269) 965-7766