United Way accepting funding requests

Crawford County United Way is heading into its annual allocation season and is seeking applications from local nonprofit human services agencies and organizations for fund distribution throughout 2020-2021.

Last year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) distributed funds to seven local human services agencies as well as presented the eighth LIVE UNITED Community Service Award scholarship, supported Project Graduation, Grayling High School RoboVikes, Kids Day in the Park,  and helped our neighbors with free discount prescription drug cards and health screenings through our partnership with FamilyWize Community Service and Walmart.

The mission of the United Way movement is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. Through a single community-wide campaign, United Way volunteers raise funds to support local agency service providers.

“Our relationship with everyone in this community has helped us help many people in a variety of ways for many years,” said Cheryll Ruley, CCUW Executive Director. “The generosity comes from every age group, every income level, and every neighborhood. We care about each other and it shows.”

The CCUW’s 2020-2021 funding base continues to need a boost. “Even with the increased fundraising efforts, we’re going to have a difficult time meeting agency funding requests. Support from businesses and individuals is needed more than ever,” Ruley explained.

Agencies applying for funding from Crawford County United Way must be a nonprofit charitable health and human service organization, fully describe their array of services, demonstrate how they meet local needs, and prove their cost-effectiveness and accountability to the community.

The board of directors makes the decisions about how the funds will be distributed. The board assesses our community’s human services needs, meets with service providers to discuss funding requirements when necessary, and approves the funding level for the various programs and agencies.

“Once again this year, we will not be mailing out application packets to prior recipients,” said Karen Hatley, President of CCUW. “Every penny is important, so we are asking, again, that all previous recipients and new requesters please contact us for an application to help save on printing and mailing costs.”

To receive an application, beginning March 1, 2020, email crawforduw@gmail.com and request an application, which will be sent via email. The deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2020. Any questions may be director to this email address, as well.

Donations should be sent to CCUW, P.O. Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738 or via our secure PayPal Donate button at www.crawfordunitedway.org/give. All donations are tax deductible and stay in our community.

It’s time for the 16th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run!

16th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Check-In at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Rolling Oak Brewing in Grayling

Entry Donation: $25 per person – Includes lunch at Rolling Oak Brewing, T-Shirt (while supplies last), Prizes and Dinner Party at Tinker’s Junction. (Registration Form Below)

Hosts: Rolling Oak Brewing – Grayling, Keg Bar – Waters, Mama Leone’s – Gaylord, Porter Haus – Gaylord, Tinker’s Junction – Grayling.

Main Sponsor: 98.5 UPS Radio Station Also Sponsored by our friends at: Mary Becker’s Heart of Up North Realty, BC Pizza, Grayling Restaurant, and Grayling Auto Repair.

Route: Leisurely ride begins after lunch at Rolling Oak Brewing, stopping at each host location, and ending with dinner and fun at Tinker’s Junction at 8:00 pm sharp. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the ride will take place by personal vehicle. Non-sledders: All ages are encouraged to participate by car.

JOIN US and support CCUW that supports our local community!

For more information, call Mary Becker at (586) 242-1179 cell or email heartofupnorthrealty@gmail.com or Cheryll Ruley at crawforduw@gmail.com

Crawford County United Way is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving our county since 1989. “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CrawfordUW and tell us you’re “Going” to the event.

Pre-registration is advised & appreciated so meals can be planned.

Click on the link below to download and print Registration Form:

16th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run Registration 2020

You can also pay your registration fee by clicking on “Give” under our name at the top of the page and clicking our “Donate” button. Please include the number in your party and your phone number.

LET IT SNOW!

United Way accepting funding requests

Crawford County United Way is heading into its annual allocation season and is seeking applications from local nonprofit human services agencies and organizations for fund distribution throughout 2019-2020.

Last year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) distributed funds to nine local human services agencies as well as presented the eighth LIVE UNITED Community Service Award scholarship, supported Project Graduation, Grayling High School RoboVikes, Kids Day in the Park, 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan Call Center, helped our neighbors with free discount prescription drug cards through our FamilyWize Community Service partnership, and helped employed low-income people get free eye examinations through VisionUSA.

The mission of the United Way movement is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. Through a single community-wide campaign, United Way volunteers raise funds to support local agency service providers.

“Our relationship with everyone in this community has helped us help many people in a variety of ways for many years,” said Cheryll Ruley, CCUW Executive Director. “The generosity comes from every age group, every income level, and every neighborhood. We care about each other and it shows.”

The CCUW’s 2019-2020 funding base continues to need a boost. “Even with the increased fundraising efforts, we’re going to have a difficult time meeting agency funding requests. Support from businesses and individuals is needed more than ever,” Ruley explained.

Agencies applying for funding from Crawford County United Way must be a nonprofit charitable health and human service organization, fully describe their array of services, demonstrate how they meet local needs, and prove their cost-effectiveness and accountability to the community.

The board of directors makes the decisions about how the funds will be distributed. The board assesses our community’s human services needs, meets with service providers to discuss funding requirements when necessary, and approves the funding level for the various programs and agencies.

“Once again this year, we will not be mailing out application packets to prior recipients,” said Karen Hatley, President of CCUW. “Every penny is important, so we are asking, again, that all previous recipients and new requesters please contact us for an application to help save on printing and mailing costs.”

To receive an application, beginning March 1, 2019, email crawforduw@gmail.com and request an application, which will be sent via email. The deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2019. Call (989) 350-4462 with any questions.

Donations should be sent to CCUW, P.O. Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738 or via our secure PayPal Donate button at www.crawfordunitedway.org/give. All donations are tax deductible and stay in our community.

It’s time for the 15th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run!

15th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Check-In at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Swamp II in Frederic, MIUWsnowmobile

Entry Donation: $25 per person – Includes Lunch at Swamp II, T-Shirt, Prizes, and a Dinner Party at 8 pm at Tinker’s Junction in Grayling. (Registration Form Below)

Hosts: Swamp II – Frederic, Mama Leone’s – Gaylord, Porter Haus – Gaylord, The Keg – Waters, and Tinker’s Junction – Grayling.

Main Sponsor: Midge & Co. Also sponsored by our friends at: BC Pizza, Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails, Tip’n the Mitten, Grayling Restaurant, Grayling Auto Repair, and 98.5 UPS radio station.

Route: Leisurely ride begins after lunch and check-in at Swamp II, stopping at each host location, ending with dinner and fun at Tinker’s Junction. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the ride will take place by personal vehicle. Non-sledders – all ages encouraged to participate by car.

JOIN US and support CCUW that supports our strong community.

For more information, call Mary Becker at (586) 242-1179 cell or email mbeckerwashmtg@yahoo.com or Cheryll Ruley at crawforduw@gmail.com

Crawford County United Way is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated! “Like” Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrawfordUW Join the event!

Pre-registration is advised & appreciated so meals can be planned.

Send to: Crawford County United Way, PO Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738

Click on the link below to open and print Registration Form:

15th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run Registration 2019

You can also pay your registration fee by clicking on “Give” under our name at the top of the page and clicking our “Donate” button. Please include the number in your party and your phone number.

LET IT SNOW!

It’s time for the 14th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run!

14th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Check-In at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Swamp II in Frederic, MIUWsnowmobile

Entry Donation: $25 per person – Includes Lunch at Swamp II, T-Shirt, Prizes, and a Dinner Party at 8 pm at Tinker’s Junction in Grayling. (Registration Form Below)

Hosts: Swamp II – Frederic, Mama Leone’s – Gaylord, Porter Haus – Gaylord, The Keg – Waters, and Tinker’s Junction – Grayling.

Main Sponsor: Hart Dealerships. Also sponsored by our friends at: Tip’n the Mitten, Grayling Restaurant, Grayling Auto Repair, Midge & Co., and BC Pizza.

Route: Leisurely ride begins after lunch and check-in at Swamp II, stopping at each host location, ending with dinner and fun at Tinker’s Junction. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the ride will take place by personal vehicle. Non-sledders – all ages encouraged to participate by car.

JOIN US and support CCUW that supports our strong community.

For more information, call Mary Becker at (586) 242-1179 cell or email mbeckerwashmtg@yahoo.com or Cheryll Ruley at crawforduw@gmail.com

Crawford County United Way is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated! “Like” Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrawfordUW join the event!

Pre-registration is advised & appreciated so meals can be planned.

Send to: Crawford County United Way, PO Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738

Click on the link below to open and print Registration Form:

14th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run Registration Form 2018

You can also pay your registration fee by clicking on “Give” under our name at the top of the page and clicking our “Donate” button. Please include the number in your party and your phone number.

LET IT SNOW!

Join United Way for Celebrity Server Night at Spike’s

With our April 1 deadline just days away, Crawford County United Way is hoping one final fundraiser will boost its 2017 Allocation Fund to a more comfortable level.

Each year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) invites local human services agencies to apply for funding to help reach their program goals in areas such as health, nutrition and education. Importantly, the process of reviewing these applications serves this community well by monitoring needs versus resources, and keeps CCUW in touch with changes and trends.

“The more we can raise, the more we can give,” said Executive Director Cheryll Ruley. “Our local agencies are hoping to receive funding comparable to 2016 levels and we hope everyone will help us make that happen.”

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails in Grayling, CCUW will hold its 6th annual LAST BLAST Celebrity Server Night. All tips and 10% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales will be donated to CCUW by Spike’s.

Celebrities that evening will include Chad Patterson of Acting Up Theater Company, Grayling High School senior Seth Patterson, Hayley Strohpaul of Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rae Gosling of Grayling Main Street, Heather Tait of AuSable Canoe Marathon Committee, and Ashley Tobias of Tahiti Tans. Diners are encouraged to “hassle the help” and tip them accordingly for the cause.

CCUW is accepting tips online prior to, during, and after the event for those who may not be able to come for dinner. Go to www.crawfordunitedway.org/give and click on the Donate button at the top of the page. Be sure to indicate which server you are tipping. “We would love to see some light-hearted competition online between the servers,” said Ruley. “It would be great for our community.”

“Please come out. Bring the whole family and all of your friends,” urged Ruley, “and bring your appetites and smiles, too. We look forward to seeing you at Celebrity Server Night.”

 

United Way accepting funding requests

Crawford County United Way is heading into its annual allocation season and is seeking applications from local nonprofit human services agencies and organizations for fund distribution throughout 2017-2018 in Crawford County, Michigan.

Last year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) distributed funds to eight local agencies in as well as presented the sixth LIVE UNITED Community Service Award scholarship, supported Project Graduation, Neighborhood Connections, Kids Day in the Park, 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan Call Center, helped our neighbors with free discount prescription drug cards through our FamilyWize Community Service partnership, and helped employed low-income people get free eye examinations through VisionUSA.

The mission of the United Way movement is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. Through a single community-wide campaign, United Way volunteers raise funds to support local agency service providers.

“Our relationship with everyone in this community has helped us help many people in a variety of ways for many years,” said Cheryll Ruley, CCUW Executive Director. “The generosity comes from every age group, every income level, and every neighborhood. We care about each other and it shows.”

The CCUW’s 2017-2018 funding base continues to need a boost. “Even with the increased fundraising efforts, we’re going to have a difficult time meeting agency funding requests. And, with even more of our neighbors and friends in need, support from businesses and individuals is needed more than ever,” Ruley explained.

Agencies applying for funding from Crawford County United Way must be a charitable health and human service organization, fully describe their array of services, demonstrate how they meet local needs, and prove their cost-effectiveness and accountability to the community.

The board of directors makes the decisions about how the funds will be distributed. The board assesses our community’s human services needs, meets with service providers to discuss funding requirements when necessary, and approves the funding level for the various programs and agencies.

“Once again this year, we will not be mailing out application packets to prior recipients,” said Karen Hatley, President of CCUW. “Every penny is important, so we are asking that all previous recipients and new requesters please contact us immediately for an application to help save on printing and mailing costs.”

To receive an application, email crawforduw@gmail.com or call (989) 350-4462. The deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2017.

Donations should be sent to CCUW, P.O. Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738 or via our secure PayPal Donate button at www.crawfordunitedway.org/give. All donations are tax deductible and stay in our community.

It’s time for the 13th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run!

13th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Check-In at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Swamp II in Frederic, MIUWsnowmobile

Entry Donation: $25 per person – Includes Lunch at Swamp II, T-Shirt, Prizes, and a “Jimmy Buffet” Dinner Party at 8 pm at Tinker’s Junction in Grayling, with Live Remote by 98.5UPS sponsored by Matt LaFontaine Automotive. (Registration Form Below)

Hosts: Swamp II – Frederic, The Keg – Waters, Mama Leone’s – Gaylord, Dead Bear Brewery – Grayling, and Tinker’s Junction – Grayling.

Main Sponsor: Black Diamond Broadcasting 98.5UPS. Also sponsored by our friends at: Grayling Auto Repair, Jansen Insurance Agency and BC Pizza.

Route: Leisurely ride begins after lunch and check-in at Swamp II, stopping at each host location, ending with dinner and fun at Tinker’s Junction. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the ride will take place by personal vehicle. Non-sledders – all ages encouraged to participate by car.

JOIN US and support CCUW that supports our strong community.

For more information, call Mary Becker at (586) 242-1179 cell or email mbeckerwashmtg@yahoo.com or Cheryll Ruley at crawforduw@gmail.com

Crawford County United Way is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated! “Like” Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrawfordUW join the event!

Pre-registration is advised & appreciated so meals can be planned.

Send to: Crawford County United Way, PO Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738

Click on the link below to open and print Registration Form:

13th Annual Snowmobile Fun Run Registration 2017

You can also pay your registration fee by clicking on “Give” under our name at the top of the page and clicking our “Donate” button. Please include the number in your party and your phone number.

LET IT SNOW!

Relax & Release with our Autumn Essentials – Sips & Scents

Join us for a few hours oValley Mist Vineyards Logof well-deserved relaxation before the hectic holidays on October 12, 2016 with Wine Tasting and doTerra Essential Oils at the AuSable Artisan Village, 219 E. Michigan Avenue in Grayling.

Nicole Mygrants, a doTerra Wellness Advocate, will talk about the many ways essential oils can make positive changes in your life, home, and family. The oils are all CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade). We will each make a roller bottle of oils to take home and have an opportunity to order more, with a portion of the proceeds going to your United Way.

Valley Mist Vineyards wines will be provided for your wine tasting experience and will also have bottled wine available for purchase with prices ranging from doTerraLogoSM$11.49 to $36.99.

There will be a door prize of wine and oils, too! Tell all of your friends and family. This is a great way to support your local United Way.

COST: $25 and includes wine tasting, roller bottle and oils.
To register: Leave a message here, call (989) 350-4462, or email crawforduw@gmail.com. PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 8, 2016.

You can pay by check by mailing to: CCUW, PO Box 171, Grayling MI 49738 OR via our secure PayPal Donation Link below. You can use any major credit card or pay from your own PayPal account.

When registering, be sure to include your full name, address, phone number on a piece of paper if you are mailing or on the PayPal donation form. You may also email the information to crawforduw@gmail.com. HURRY because space is limited!

It’s time to kick off the campaign, again!

Join us for our 5th Annual Campaign Kick-Off Spaghetti Dinner!spaghetti

One way or another, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) touches the lives of every person in our county. Whether it’s by helping provide a safe place for a child who is victim of crime, a safe night for high school graduates, putting a smile on the face of a hungry child or a senior citizen enjoying nutritious fresh produce, your neighbor receiving free medical care, a fun and educational opportunity at the library, museum or 4-H, disaster relief for victims of a fire, family and substance abuse counseling, or job training for special needs adults, your United Way supports them all. We all know someone who benefits, including our own family members.

September is Campaign Kick-Off Month. Part of that campaign involves asking local businesses to make a donation and to participate in our Payroll Deduction Program, encouraging their employees to donate just a dollar each week from their pay. If 1,000 employees who live in Crawford County made this pledge, your local United Way would raise $52,000, which would be an incredible blessing to the efforts of the local agencies we support. We really appreciate all the businesses and employees who have supported CCUW over many years. Be assured, your care and generosity make a difference.

In June, Crawford County United Way allocated $19,075 to 11 local agencies for their work that supports our stated mission to “engage our local agencies to provide the measurable tools to impact the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.” From the data provided, these agencies help directly nearly 10,000 people combined.

Funding sources are dwindling for many agencies and government programs have seen their budgets cut, as well. This is where Crawford County United Way can make a huge difference by raising more funds for distribution locally to help local people.

Agencies receiving funding in 2015 were AuSable Free Clinic, Munson Grayling Hospital Patient Needs Program, American Red Cross, Crawford County Community Christian Help Center, R.O.O.C., Inc., Crawford County Library Summer Reading Program, G.R.A.C.E. Center, Crawford County Commission on Aging, Crawford County Historical Museum, Crawford County MSU-Extension/4-H, and Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center.

We also support Project Graduation, Kids’ Day in the Park, Neighborhood Connections, and provide a local scholarship for community service. We work in partnership with VisionUSA to arrange free eye examinations for low-income workers, the FamilyWize Discount Prescription Drug Program to help with the cost of medicine, and support resource call center 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan.

Please sign up for payroll deduction; make a monthly donation, or an annual donation. Participate in our fundraisers. Help us continue to help each other in our community. What’s raised here, stays here!

On September 23, our Campaign Kick-Off Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Fox Run Country Club from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meal will be buffet-style, with fun and family-friendly entertainment by Chad Patterson and Acting Up Theater Company, and a silent auction. We are asking for a donation at the door of $10 per person/$8 with three canned goods or $25 per family of four/$20 with three canned goods. All canned goods collected will be given to the Christian Help Center for distribution. Please join us!

For more information about our 2015-16 Campaign, our fundraisers, or to donate a silent auction item for the Kick-Off dinner, please call (989) 350-4462 or email crawforduw@gmail.com. Send donations to: CCUW, P.O. Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738.

With a little help from all, we can make a big difference. LIVE UNITED!