SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA – Our annual ultimate shopping experience brought a unique shopping experience to over 550 men and women who shopped for a good cause.
CHARITY GALA AND AUCTION – Our Annual Gala on March 7, 2016 was a sold-out event at Shenandoah Country Club and was attended by over 625 individuals. Our 2016 Annual Gala had a Masquerade Ball theme. Guests were welcomed with masquerade masks at the door, were treated to a delicious four course dinner, and enjoyed live entertainment. Through a raf e and an array of silent and live auction items, the crowd was eager to join the CALC mission to help families in need.
GIVE AND GET A BASKET OF HOPE – There were over 175 guests who attended this Sold Out event. Our guest enjoyed themselves while picking out that one special gift basket. Over 130 beautiful gift baskets were donated for attendees to choose from and every basket was sold. The money raised from this event provided over 200 food baskets at Thanksgiving to our families in need. The turkeys for the baskets were donated by Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers.
50 FOR 50K – UCFS launched a fundraising effort called 50 for $50K, the goal of which was to get 50 people or businesses to each give $1,000 to raise $50,000. All donors would have a 1/50 chance to have their name drawn to have a UC Family Services/ CALC program of their choice named after them for one year. We are thrilled to report that with the generous support of our donors, we exceeded our goal. Diane Soulliere, Sr. Director at Ally Financial, was the lucky winner! Ms. Soulliere selected UCFS Youth Programs for her naming opportunity. The Soulliere Youth Programs for2017 include Saturday D.R.E.A.M.S Mentoring Program, Project Achievement, and Children’s Story Time.
CASABLANCA – CASA OU – The Chaldean American Student Organization at Oakland University once again held a spectacular Annual Fashion Show & Gala to support UCFS Program for individuals with Special Needs. Over 600 showed support of special needs children and adults by attending this annual fundraiser.