Eight-year-old Ava making a huge difference for sick kids

Eight-year-old Ava Crainie has used her creative flair to raise funds for children like herself in this year’s Telethon. Ava was one of four children to create donation cards by drawing inspiration from their own experiences of having a medical condition. She lives with Cystic Fibrosis, a rare disease that primarily affects the lungs. She…

How tiny homes can soon help Fayetteville’s homeless veterans

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers and others are supporting the Big Tiny Project to provide tiny homes to homeless veterans. Here’s the plan. Fayetteville’s homeless and at-risk veterans may soon find space to bridge the gap between the street and permanent housing. The Fayetteville-based nonprofit, Off-Road Outreach, was gifted with three tiny homes after the owner of the…

Light The Night event remembers those affected by blood cancers

Rochester, N.Y. — Many gathered to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by blood cancers at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night event on Friday. Friends, families, schools, corporate teams and sponsors joined together in a walk with lanterns to bring light to the darkness of cancer. The funds raised by the community…

Nothing Bundt Cakes of Okemos fundraises for mental health awareness

On Friday, Nothing Bundt Cakes in Okemos held a fundraiser benefit at their ribbon cutting donating 20% of sales to the Gregory H. Montgomery Jr. Foundation for Ultimate Growth. Nothing Bundt Cakes, a new bakery in Okemos, held a fundraiser benefit at their ribbon cutting on Friday, donating 20% of sales to the Gregory H….

How inclusion helps companies, communities value diverse backgrounds

Those in a position of hiring should consider the deep backgrounds we all bring and add value for the cultural insights we will share with them.  Throughout my K-12 experience, my parents never fully understood my extensive after-school curricular activities. Staying late after school seemed off, perhaps, even wrong to them. While hard at the…