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PAGE 6                                                         ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                        November 24, 2022

                                                      CANTON - PLYMOUTH
                                                      CANTON - PLYMOUTH

        Red Kettle Campaign sparks friendly rivalry

           Bells will soon be ringing    Christmas is an especially                                                                year and are entreating everyone
        throughout the area as the     important time for The Salvation           Both Rotary and Kiwanis members                  to help with whatever amount
        Salvation Army Red Kettle      Army, which distributes Christmas                                                           they can put into the kettles which
        Campaign begins the annual drive  food boxes to families in need, gift        are sure their efforts will be               will be manned by volunteer bell-
        for funding to help the less fortu-  cards for food for senior citizens      the most successful this year.                ringers at public places and mar-
        nate.                          and toys to families in need for                                                            kets throughout the Plymouth
           The traditional rivalry between  wrapping under the Christmas                                                           community.
        the members of the Plymouth    tree. The Red Kettle bell-ringing  by the state's continued economic  an extreme manner by many local  Founded by William and
        Kiwanis and Plymouth Rotary    campaign is a major component of  woes, because .85 cents of every  families, they said.    Catherine Booth in London,
        clubs is expected to be even   the fund raising effort, officials  dollar given in your community  The 82-day campaign began  England in 1865, The Salvation
        fiercer this year and each club is  said.                     goes directly to fund programs  with tree lighting ceremonies in  Army is a faith-based, non-profit
        determined to collect the most   “This area is facing record  that change lives.”           several local communities this  organization dedicated to serving
        donations to help those less fortu-  numbers of the poor and destitute  Officials from the Salvation  month. This year, the goal is $8.2  people in need without discrimi-
        nate in the Plymouth communi-  needing basic human services   Army explained that the need this  million, a figure needed to ensure  nation. This past year, The
        ties. While the Kiwanis members  such as enough food to eat and a  year is greater than ever for the  the organization can continue pro-  Salvation Army of Metro Detroit
        out collected the Rotarians during  place to lay their heads,” said  most vulnerable-those who may  viding more than 3 million meals  was involved in providing
        the bell-ringing campaign last  Major Mark Anderson, general  be choosing between paying rent  and nearly 700,000 nights of shel-  3,194,802 million meals and
        year, the Rotary Morning Club  secretary and metro Detroit area  or buying Christmas presents for  ter each year to the less fortunate,  687,203 nights of shelter for the
        members have agreed to join the  commander of The Salvation   their children, getting their med-  officials said.          homeless. For more information
        Noon Club members to ensure    Army of Metro Detroit. “Donating  ications or putting food on the  Both Rotary and Kiwanis  about The Salvation Army, call
        victory this year by sheer numbers  to The Salvation Army is the most  table for their family. The effects  members are sure their efforts  877-SAL-MICH,  or  visit
        of volunteer bell-ringers.     direct way to help those touched  of the pandemic have been felt in  will be the most successful this
        Clothing drive under way

           With winter temperatures    with Song and Spirit, a Royal
        already here, Friends of Unity  Oak interfaith nonprofit. It is
        Church representatives are seek-  part of Friends of Unity's broader
        ing clothing for children 3 to 14  guiding principles, which
        years old-socks, underwear and  include serving the homeless,
        warm pajamas. The clothing will  the hungry, the illiterate and ani-
        go    to    God's                          mal     shelters.
        Storehouse,     a           ”              Activities include
        Detroit charity that    Donors can         spring and fall yard
        assists people who                         cleanup in partner-
        are homeless or liv-  drop off clothing    ship with Plymouth
        ing in poverty.       through Dec. 4.      Community Arts
           Donors can drop                         Council, serving
        off clothing through                       families and col-
        Dec. 4 at the                              lecting food for
        Plymouth Community Arts        Northville Civic Concern.        Winter Walk
        Council building at 774 N,       Friends of Unity is a Unity    Tickets are going fast for the Winter Wonderland Walk in Heritage Park in Canton Township. The
        Sheldon Road, Plymouth.        Church, founded in 2010.         park will feature seasonal light displays and decorations installed around the large pond along with
        Clothing can be placed in a      The Unity community is open    visits from Santa, ice carvings and special winter refreshments for sale from vendors. The Winter
        labeled drop box in the lobby  to all faiths, offering practical  Wonderland Walk will take place from 5 until 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Pre-registration for the
        from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays  tools and uplifting resources to  special event is required and each visitor must register for an assigned time slot. Cost for the holi-
        and from 9 a.m. until noon     help people apply positive spiri-  day walk is $6 per Canton resident and $7 for non-residents. The walk is appropriate for all ages.
        Sundays.                       tual principles in their daily   The walk will take place in the Heritage Park located behind the Canton Administration Building at
           The Special Youth Clothing  lives, according to a prepared   1150 South Canton Center Road. For more information, visit
        Collection is in collaboration  release.





            Canton Township Leisure
          Services is currently offering
          a free series of mental health
          workshops to help area resi-
          dents learn important self-
          care skills. Participants in the
          Family First and Social
          Services Workshops will
          receive information and be
          introduced to practices that
          support mental well-being,
          according to Laura Mortier,
          Canton recreation supervisor.
            “Our goal with these free
          workshops is to offer
          resources, as well as educa-
          tional opportunities, so that
          individuals can find tools of
          support for themselves or
          ways to help support others,”
          said Mortier. “These unique
          opportunities are designed to
          show and help participants
          learn how to nurture them-
          selves and develop mindful
          self-care plans on a variety of
            These workshops are free
          and open to everyone meet-
          ing the age limit, with no resi-
          dency requirement. All ses-
          sions will take place at the
          Summit on the Park Banquet
          Center, located at 46000
          Summit Parkway.
            Scheduled workshops
          include: Navigating the
          Mental Healthcare System:
          Monday, Dec. 5 from 5:30-7:30
          p.m. (Ages 16 and up); Suicide
          TALK: Tuesday, Jan. 17 from
          5:30-7:30 p.m. (Ages 16 and
          up); QPR Training for
          Suicide Prevention: Tuesday,
          Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. (Ages 16
          and up) and Understanding
          and Supporting Change:
          Monday, Feb. 6 from 5:30-7:30
            For additional information
          and to register for these and
          other free workshops, visit

          or call (734) 394-5460.
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