GIVE VOLUNTEER CARE Plymouth Community United Way
LIVE UNITED 2010 Annual Report
Mission Statement To reach out and serve human needs which go beyond the reach of government or private service groups through various voluntary health and welfare organizations.
2010 Board of Directors Art Butler, Chairman Paul Hood, Vice Chairman Jerry Schoenle, Secretary Howard Behr, Treasurer Trayce Dillard-Parker, Board Member Gregory Foster, Board Member Maria Holmes, Board Member Alison Hug, Board Member Martha Logan, Board Member Louis Whitlock, Board Member Michael Wysong, Board Member
2010 Campaign Team
In appreciation of your commitment and service to our Community, we thank all our faithful Donors and Volunteers!
Mark Evenson, Chairman Daniel Hernandez, Industrial Division Wesley Mathews, Business Division Jeffrey Bell, Professional Division Mark Evenson, Residential Division
2010 Staff Marie Morrow, President Jaime Byrd, Community Relations Associate Jay McDonald, Campaign Associate Nick Stonerook, Finance Associate Betty Nolan, Administrative Assistant & e-Way Coordinator Krista Strobel, Administrative Assistant & Events Coordinator
Plymouth Community United Way
Chairman of the Board’s Message As I complete my tour as Chairman of the Board of Directors and turn the watch over to the very capable hands of Paul Hood, I reflect back on my turn at the helm and am reminded of the catch phrase for the recent, very successful Chrysler ads, “we have been to hell and back”. Indeed, with the calamity that hit our community, driven mainly by the turmoil in the automobile industry, we were hit by the double “whammy” of increased needs and decreased contributions. But through the generosity of those still working, and the compassion of those businesses who, even though they themselves were going through re-alignment, we were able to continue on with our mission of aid. I thank all contributors. This mission would not, and could not have succeeded without the diligent efforts of the agencies that we, and you, support. They did the herculean task of stretching each dollar beyond the breaking point to get the very most out of what they had in order to get the most to the very needy. I thank all agencies. The agencies would have received nothing had it not been for President Marie Morrow and her exquisite staff. They are dedicated to their task of administering to the needs of our community while being mindful of both the limit of the contributions that were coming in, the expanding needs of our community, and the ever present threat of abuse. I thank the staff. It appears that the “worm has turned”. Unemployment is dropping, the automobile business is stabilizing, and the generosity and benevolence of our fellow citizens is keeping pace. While the needs have not gone away, our ability to meet those needs is more manageable this year than it was last year which was more manageable than it was the previous year. Our campaign goal is returning to where it was before the “crash”. You, and your patience, generosity, benevolence, and concern stayed with us during the “hell” period and have brought us back. I thank you. As I leave office, I am encouraged and privileged that each and every one of you supported us and allowed us to “stay the course” and I know that you will continue to support the mission as I hand over the helm to Paul. Fair winds and following seas, Arthur R. Butler Chairman Board of Directors
2010 Financial Results Summary Our past two campaigns experienced a decrease in donations but were able to maintain funding to our local agencies at their present level for 2010. We will be deciding future funding levels within the next few months. Our recent Campaign continues to be challenging due to cutbacks in business and industry. Our campaign goal this year is $1 million and we are striving to reach that goal. Our administration costs were 10%, fundraising 10% and the community received 80% of the expended funds in program services. Disbursements in 2010 for allocations were maintained within our budgeted levels. In addition we were able to distribute $205,210 in grants and designations.
Providing Vital Community Impact Nurturing Children & Youth Character Development Pre-School and Extended Day Care Programs Day Camps Literacy
Promoting Health & Wellness Home Health Care Pediatric Care Dental Care Nursing Care Hospice
Protecting the Vulnerable Support for Mentally Challenged Senior Services Food Bank Emergency Services
Strengthening Families Counseling Substance Abuse Treatment Domestic Violence Intervention Foreclosure Prevention Seminars
By partnering with the Plymouth Community United Way YOU bring about the changes that matter in our community.
Our golf outing netted $118,915 for the Long Term Investment Fund. It takes a whole community working together to reach our goals. Donations may be made to the Plymouth Community United Way by: Designating your donation to PCUW through your employer’s United Way Campaign Stock/Endowment/Planned Giving Donate by mail, online or by phone Call (734)453-6879 to volunteer
Plymouth Community United Way
Thank you Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the efforts of our campaign team, allocations, designations and grants paid to agencies in 2010 totaled $537,513.
Campaign Chairman’s Letter
Plymouth Community United Way recognizes Comcast, National Sponsor, Media Partner and 2011 Annual Meeting Host Comcast is a proud national partner with the United Way and a member of its Global Corporate Leadership program - the United Way’s premier program for corporate supporters. Comcast’s strategic partnership brings tremendous visibility to the United Way’s mission, raises necessary dollars to effectively address issues specific to local Comcast communities and motivates employees to volunteer with local non-profit organizations. Comcast conducts an annual company-wide United Way giving campaign simultaneously across the country. Locally, Comcast’s 2010 United Way campaign accomplished tremendous results. Thanks to the generosity of Comcasters in Michigan, more than 47% of Comcast’s nearly 4,000 Michigan employees pledged during the campaign. Comcast’s contributions have benefited United Way chapters across America by providing more resources to effectively address needs in the communities in which Comcast employees live and work. “The Plymouth Community United Way is pleased to partner with Comcast and to have their support throughout the year in addition to having Comcast Community Affairs Manager, Maria Holmes, as a board member” said Marie Morrow, PCUW president. “Among other contributions, their media sponsorship includes public service announcements that bring increased awareness to the United Way’s mission. We thank Comcast and their employees for their generosity.”
2010 was a struggle for many in our communities. There were talks of our economy coming around making peoples’ future brighter. For many, these were words of encouragement, and for others they were just meaningless words. The 2010 Plymouth Community United Way Campaign continues their efforts to raise the $1 million that we set out to accomplish. That will make more available to help people in our communities feel encouraged rather than lost. That is something to be proud of. I would like to recognize the businesses, large and small, who helped this year by opening their doors to our volunteers and saying “yes” we can help. Without you we would not have been able to meet our goal and impact the community as we have. Also, let us not forget the individual donors. For those people who donated out of their hard earned paychecks during these trying times, I say thank you as well. It is a combination of caring people and socially responsible businesses that allow our communities to grow and be prosperous. We all need to be proud of each other for what we have accomplished in 2010. Volunteering to “hit the streets” in our community and ask for donations can be a daunting task. This task may not be for everyone but it is for a select few that know how important it is to give their most valuable resource, time. I would like to give a very special thank you to the leaders on our team who helped us achieve success during the 2010 PCUW Campaign. Wesley Mathews, Business Chairman, High Level Marketing Daniel Hernandez, Industrial Chairman, ACH Jeffrey Bell, Professional Chairman, Schrader-Howell Funeral Home Campaign Team Volunteers: Cindy Morency, YMCA; David Suppnick, Dynamic Payment Solutions; Kevin Riley, Scrap Dog Recycling; Chico Rodriquez, Rose Catering and Sally Hamerink, Cruz Clinic. It has been a pleasure serving Plymouth Community United Way and being a part of this team. Thank You to everyone who made this year’s campaign a success! Sincerely, Mark Evenson Community Financial 2010 PCUW Campaign Chairman
Community Service Awards We recognize the following groups for their commitment and outstanding service to Plymouth Community United Way: Iron Mountain Plymouth Whalers Plymouth YMCA Youth Corps
Agencies Angela Hospice provides home health care, hospice home care, a hospice inpatient care center and pediatric programs. First Step offers shelter and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, a 24-hour help line, counseling and support groups.
Great Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America offers a wide range of experiences that influence character development, personal fitness and citizenship training for young men.
Growth Works provides comprehensive services for adolescents and young adults focusing on assessment and treatment of substance abuse and addiction.
Heart of Michigan Girl Scouts helps girls ages 5-17 develop self-reliance, basic values and critical life skills, with emphasis on decision making, community service and leadership.
Plymouth Community Council on Aging publishes a monthly newsletter and offers support services and programs for elderly residents.
Plymouth Opportunity House provides housing for adults with developmental disabilities and encourages educational and social development, with emphasis on community integration and greater independence. The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps’ efforts include a food pantry, emergency rent/utility assistance, counseling, emergency shelter and seasonal camping programs.
Senior Citizens Club of Plymouth increases the quality of life for our senior citizens through multi-purpose services and activities.
YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - Plymouth Branch offers a variety of training and sports programs for the entire family, including aquatics and preschool programs.
Corporate Partner News HURON VALLEY AMBULANCE You’ve probably seen the PCUW van driving around Plymouth. We are the grateful recipient of a “retired ambulance” from HURON VALLEY AMBULANCE . Their donation of a used vehicle has enabled PCUW to better serve our community. We have been able to pick up food and other donations related to our community service work. COMMUNITY FINANCIAL When we think of an active supporter of PCUW, a name that comes to mind is COMMUNITY FINANCIAL. The past two campaigns have been led by Community Financial executives; President and 2009 Campaign Chairman, Bill Lawton and Branch Manager and 2010 Campaign Chairman, Mark Evenson. We appreciate the energy and leadership they have invested to help PCUW meet our goals for our community. We can also count on Community Financial employees to assist us whenever we have a community service project. UPS Over the past 28 years UPS and their employees have accumulated donations reaching $1 billion to United Way Campaigns throughout the US. Their employees have also volunteered millions of hours to community projects working with UW to improve education, income and health issues. United Way of America is proud to honor UPS in reaching this milestone. Locally we thank UPS for great delivery service and employee participation in our Annual Campaign. Their employees also volunteer at our “Make A Difference Day” to assist senior citizens.
Plymouth Community United Way 2010 Key Contributors Platinum Johnson Controls, Inc. jCIM
Special Needs Grants In addition to the regular charity and service organizations supported by the PCUW, a portion of the available funds are distributed as one-time grants for particular needs in the community. These grant recipients include:
Gold Automotive Components Holdings, LLC Comcast DTE Energy General Motors UAW Local 845 UPS
Silver Burroughs Payment Systems Community Financial Robert Bosch LLC Visteon
Bronze AAA at&t Bank of America Bank of Ann Arbor Blackwell Ford, Inc. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MI Bob Jeannotte Buick GMC Chase Bank C.L. Finlan & Son City of Plymouth Comerica Bank Consumers Energy Federal Mogul Friction Products Federal Mogul Technical Center FedEx Flint Group Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center Freudenberg-NOK Gordon Food Service - Canton Hines Park Lincoln Mercury Huron Valley Ambulance JCPenney JTEKT North America, Inc.
Kohl’s - Canton South Koyo Corporation of U.S.A. Kroger Store #670 Kroger Store #671 Kroger Store #703 Link Engineering Company Lowe’s Store #1847 Meijer Store #32 Merck & Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch Monroe Bank & Trust Plymouth Canton Community Schools Plymouth Rotary Foundation Plymouth Township PNC Bank Post, Smythe, Lutz & Ziel, LLP Raymond James Shiloh Industries, Inc. SKF Target Store #354 Target Store #2415 Tram, Inc. Yazaki North America, Inc.
Community Opportunity Center Services to the mentally challenged The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps Rent & Utility Assistance
New Hope Center for Grief Support Grief counseling for children PCEP Backpack program St. Dunstan Food Bank Food
Christmas in Action Home repairs for low income seniors
St. Mary Community Outreach Food
Dental Fund Emergency Dental Assistance
Southeastern MI Veterans Stand Down Aid to homeless veterans
St. Christine Food Bank Food
Plymouth Community Council on Aging Focus Hope seniors holiday food
Lifespan Educational Fund Computers and Printers
Secret Santa Program Christmas gifts
PCUW AND THE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER!
2010 Special Events TEE OFF FOR A FRIEND GOLF CLASSIC The 12th annual "Tee Off For A Friend" golf outing at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center was held on the 19th of August. Johnson Controls was the major sponsor and DTE was co-sponsor. Over 360 suppliers and community partners participated in a great day of golf, food and prizes. The event netted almost $119,000 toward a fund designed to defray administrative costs and will eventually allow the PCUW to give 100 percent of its contributions to charities.
FOOD DRIVES Several Food Drives were held to bring awareness of the crises of local families. The Whalers, several organizations and individual donors participated in food drives to help replenish dwindling supplies at local food pantries.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY Early morning on November 6th, 270 dedicated volunteers came to the assistance of 49 seniors and handicapped neighbors in Plymouth and Canton. Yards were cleaned and leaves raked. It is estimated that these fabulous volunteers filled over 1,300 bags of leaves that day. In addition to their readiness to work, volunteers also donated canned food to help stock The Salvation Army Food Pantry. Assisting in the success of the day were many local businesses who donated breakfast foods and lawn bags, and The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps offered their facility for kicking off the event. The senior citizens were so grateful for the labor of love provided by the volunteers and to PCUW for organizing this project. PCUW also sponsored a spring yard clean up in May.
SALUTE TO HEROES NIGHT Our “Salute to our Heroes” night was held during the Whalers Hockey game on November 20th at Compuware Arena. All branches of service were invited to attend and were presented with a certificate of thanks. The EMU Color Guard presented the colors before the game and during the award ceremony. Carole Carroll from “Miracle Quilts” joined us at the event and displayed handmade quilts that will be given to disabled veterans. PCUW had a table for people to write postcards and Christmas cards thanking our service men and women overseas. The cards and donations were given to “Cards From Destiny” for distribution.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS On December 9th the Whalers fans came to the game with their teddy bears! What a celebration it was as 877 stuffed animals were being tossed on the ice celebrating the Whalers’ first goal of the game. This yearly event ensures that local charities will have stuffed animals during the holidays and in crises situations to comfort children. GOLF FOR A TURKEY Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center provided a great reason to get out on the golf course one last time before the snow flies. “Free Golf for a Turkey Donation” on November 20th supplied 65 Thanksgiving turkeys to a local food pantry.
HATS FOR THE HOMELESS PCUW’s Hats for the Homeless campaign was held during the months of October and November. An excellent response came from corporations, school children, organizations and many residents to help keep the homeless warm this winter. The total count of hats, scarves, gloves and miscellaneous items was over 1,200. The donated items were gratefully accepted by shelters and agencies that work with the homeless.
Published on Jun 21, 2012