Thursday, December 10 designated Mid-Michigan’s “Day of Giving”
December 9, 2009
Needs in our community keep growing day by
day. As our economy struggles to rebound amid budget cuts and job losses, charities
that serve as a safety net continue to struggle to meet the needs.
In order to help these charity organizations, WLNS TV 6 will
dedicate its resources to spreading the word about the needs. Thursday,
December 10, our 3rd Annual Day of Giving, will provide
mid-Michigan an opportunity to support the less fortunate in our community. Mid-Michigan
Radio Group stations Q106 and 92.1 will join TV 6 in broadcasting information
related to the needs of local charity organizations and the people they serve.
Volunteers will accept donations at the WLNS TV 6 Studios, 2820 East Saginaw
Street in Lansing, and at Allegiance Health, 205 N
East Avenue in Jackson.
Agency partners include: The Capital Area United Way, The
United Way of Jackson County, Eaton County United Way, Livingston County United
Way, the Salvation Army in Lansing, Highfields, Child and Family Services/Angel
House, Mid-Michigan Food Bank, American Red Cross – Livingston County, EV.E.,
St Vincent DePaul – Jackson, Greater Lansing Food Bank, Volunteers of America,
Salvation Army – Jackson County, Food Bank of South Central Michigan, Catholic
Charities of Jackson County, Haven House and the American Red Cross –
Mid-Michigan Chapter. Download the list of agencies and complete contact information »
WLNS will provide a phone bank staffed by volunteers and
community leaders to accept donations between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 10. Call (517) 484-0093 to make your contribution. You can give online at wlns.com/dayofgiving ».
WLNS and its radio partners will provide live reports from
Lansing and Jackson throughout the day regarding where to drop off donations
and how to call in financial pledges of support to the various charities. TV 6
will kick off the event with a ½ hour show at 10:30 a.m. in addition to providing
extensive coverage throughout the day, and a one hour special from 5 - 6 p.m.,
highlighting the needs and encouraging viewers to give.
Now more than ever, the mid-Michigan community and its
charity organizations are struggling to provide food, clothing, shelter and
assistance, as well as toys and gifts for the holidays. Day of Giving is an
opportunity to help the less fortunate among us.
For additional information call 517-372-8282.