There are many families in our community that are struggling just to survive. As Christmas approaches sometimes despair sets in when there is barely money for food or rent. When Christmas gifts become an expensive
luxury, the Angel Tree is there to help. Would you like to help this holiday season? Here's how.
Next Thursday, the "Bikes on the Bricks" committee will have a ceremony to award several local charities donations for their programs. Recipients this year include Friends of the Flint Police (FOP), the Police Activity League (PAL), the Old Newsboys, and Young Marines of Genesee County. "Bikes on the Bricks" this year, was the biggest one yet! There were 753 riders and 289 pass
The "Marines Taking Care of Kids" organization might find itself without a home, and that could mean more challenges for the "Toys for Tots" program that needs the space to store toys for the holiday. "Toys for Tots" gets free office and storage space from the Marines, and although they work hand in hand, they don't share finances.
More than 250 nonprofit organizations in our community have had their tax exempt status revoked by the IRS for a failure to file annual reports for three years in a row. The local groups include athletic boosters, ministries, and other charitable groups. It could cost you money too, because donations to these groups are no longer able to be used for a tax deduction.
The frustration lasted several minutes. UPS delivered a Christmas gift today - something we ordered a few days ago - and to our surprise, the package was colorful and covered with pictures of the baseball pitching machine packed inside. I'd assumed, incorrectly of course, that its box would be inside a plain brown shipping box.