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Maximize your gift! Every dollar goes further on May 5th.


On May 5th, 2015 from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm, CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region is participating in the Give Local Bay fundraising event. Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization’s endowment fund through givelocalbay.org. The Bay Area Community Foundation is sponsoring this event as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America, and our organization will benefit from incentive funds available for participating organizations. We hope you will consider supporting us on May 5th!

If you have any questions regarding the CAN Council Endowment Fund or Give Local Bay, please call our development specialist, Delores Gale, at (989) 752-7226.

Phone Number to Report Abuse: 1-855-444-3911


Do you think a child has been abused? Make a report today. Call 1-855-444-3911. Calls are answered every day, all year.

Let’s go on vacation!

Dying for a getaway? Purchase a $20 Trip Raffle ticket and get ready to pack your bags! The winner chooses a trip for two to Costa Rica, Napa Valley, San Francisco, or Boston. The winning ticket will be drawn at our Mardi Gras Auction Feb. 26th. You need not be present to win! Purchase your $20 ticket online today!trip-raffle-flyer_for-web

Get ready for Mardi Gras!

logo-no-backgroundBegin preparing for the CAN Council’s 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Auction to be held February 26th:

1.    Sponsor the Auction for as little as $200. Various sponsorship levels include recognition in the Auction program or on event signage, tickets to attend the Auction, and the opportunity to provide company-logo party favors or Mardi Gras beads.

2.    Make your Auction donation. CAN has successfully auctioned everything from a side of cow to a vintage Elvis statue. Whatever your treasure, talent or trade, your donation will be well-received by Auction bidders!

3.   Buy your tickets now for the February 26th event at Apple Mountain Conference Center! The event is sure to be a sell-out, so don’t wait!

4.    Find your Mardi Gras beads and flex your bidding arm. Mardi Gras is just weeks away!

Purchase your tickets online today! Select your sponsorship, or make an Auction donation by contacting Delores Gale at 989-752-7226 or dgale@cancouncil.org.

The 22nd Annual CAN Council Mardi Gras Auction is presented by:




Michael Brush & Julie Mulady concert for the CAN Council

brush-concert_2_6_15Mike Brush once again will perform to benefit the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region as well as Friends of Music. He and Julie Mulady will present “The American Songbook” Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm at First Congregational Church (403 S. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw). Purchase your $25 ticket for reserved seating and entrance to the “meet the musicians” reception by calling 989-754-6565. The suggested donation for tickets purchased the night of the event is $20.

Freeland Lights: Seeing is Believing


The Freeland Lights annual display of 100,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music is ready for viewing from 5:30 - 10:00 pm each night December 1st until January 1st at a new location: Tittabawassee Township Park. Visit the Park at 9200 Midland Rd. in Freeland, tune your car’s radio to 93.9 FM, and enjoy the show from the warmth of your car! Spectator donations benefit the CAN Council and Habitat for Humanity.

Daily shows start at 5:30 pm, and the last show starts at 10:00 pm. Early evening shows start every quarter hour and last about 12 minutes. Shows beginning at 9:00 pm last about 22 minutes and include additional songs.

Take a peek at the Freeland Lights Show: visit Gary Shepard’s website or youtube.

Our building is growing up!

img_6100At 1311 N. Michigan, the changes abound! Over the last few weeks, the foundation for our Saginaw expansion was poured, the framing was completed, and the roof was constructed. The CAN Council’s newly expanded facility is truly a testament to the belief that together “We are building a community where children are free from abuse and neglect”.

Thousands of children & families will be served by our new facility each year. Watch for more updates as we work to complete the building by the end of winter! Until then, you will continue to reach Saginaw’s staff by calling the CAN Council at (989) 752-7226.

The Brain Game is Back

The Brain Game ArtTeams are forming for The Brain Game! Join CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region and 98KCQ’s Jim Kramer for an evening of trivia fun that will test your pop culture, sports, music, history, and geography knowledge.

Flex your mental muscles and outguess the competition Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge. Invite family and friends to cheer you on as you vie for the championship.

All trivia players and cheering section attendees will enjoy a Frankenmuth chicken dinner. Event proceeds support CAN’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASAs are highly trained volunteers serving as the voice for children who are in the system due to abuse or neglect.

Register an individual trivia player for $25, a half-team of 4 people for $100, or a team of 8 people for $200. Cheering section tickets are available for $20.

Join the game or sponsor the event by calling Delores at (989) 752-7226.

CAN Corporate Partners

Contributions from our 2014 Corporate Partners support CAN prevention,
intervention and advocacy work throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.


Adopt a Duck, Help a Child

ducky-derby-2014-02-3Preventing child abuse is as simple as adopting a duck and casting it down the Kawkawlin River Saturday, August 9th during the CAN Council Ducky Derby 2014. Thousands of plastic ducks will begin their race to the finish line at 10 am from the docks of Bay City’s Castaways Bar & Grill. Adoptive parents of the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line will waddle away with prizes, including a $1,000 cash award! Cheer your duck to victory while children enjoy FREE activities, games & prizes from 9-11 am.

Adopt your duck online today for $5! Increase your odds of winning by purchasing a Six Quack for $25, a Ducky Dozen for $50 or a Max Quack of 25 for $100. You need not be present at the Derby to win. Purchasing your duck in advance ensures it will enter the race!

Ducks are also available at Castaways Bar & Grill.

Proceeds from the Ducky Derby benefit CAN’s Child Abuse Prevention Education programs working to prevent child abuse through presentations, trainings and collaborations with other agencies.