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Give Where You Live. Give Local.

bacf-logoThe Bay Area Community Foundation realizes the importance of endowment building for non-profit organizations. They help ensure long-term sustainability by providing a steady source of annual funding, forever.

By contributing to the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region – Bay County Endowment Fund, you will help keep programs and initiatives in place and grow services to maintain and add to the quality of life in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Your gift will be pooled with many others to create a lasting impact benefiting the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region.

give-local-bay-2The Bay Area Community Foundation is sponsoring a ‘Give Local Bay’ day of giving on Tuesday, May 3rd. This is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising competition that raises money through a single online donation platform: www.givelocalbay.org. Every donation made in the 24-hour period will be eligible for incentive pool funds totaling $35,000, the more that CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region raises the more incentive money we receive! Hourly prizes are also awarded to non-profits throughout the day. Think of the impact you can make on the entire community if you Give Local!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

pinwheelChild Abuse Prevention Month challenges our community to examine the impact of child abuse and what we CAN do to prevent it. Help the CAN Council further their impact on the Great Lakes Bay Region in April by getting involved in the various opportunities throughout the month. For more information, give us a call at (989) 752-7226.

The pinwheel represents the healthy, happy, full life all children deserve. Purchase yours by visiting a CAN Council office today!

April Child Abuse Prevention Month Opportunities 2016

SMFCU Cases for Kids

Spank Out: A Non-Violent Approach to Disciplining Children on April 20



Wines Around the World

we-std3Catholic Federal Credit Union presents the CAN Council’s 13th Annual Wines Around the World on April 8th from 5:30 to 9pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Bay City’s Riverfront. Now on a Friday, you can begin your weekend with various wines, beers, and bourbons, along with savory samples of the region’s finest foods. Reserve a room and make an evening out of it!

Your $60 ticket includes food, wine, beers, and bourbon throughout the evening and covers admission into the silent and live auction. Your support of this event is critical to the CAN Council’s daily operations throughout the coming year. Ultimately, we’ll protect more children and support more families with the revenue from this event.

Be sure to invite your co-workers, friends, and family and help celebrate with the best of the best in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Purchase your tickets today! Hurry, they’re limited!

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CAN Council’s 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Auction

mardi-gras_purple_nodateIt may be snowing and blowing, but there’s a 100% chance of frenzied fun during the CAN Council’s 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Auction!

The heat is rising at Horizons Conference Center, and the event is set to begin at 5:30pm, Thursday, February 25th. We will be ready with amazing auction items as well as a few exciting surprises including a delicious, plated meal!

Shuttle service available! Drop off your friends and family at the building (under the overhang) and get shuttled back by our gracious event sponsor, Garber Automotive Group! If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (989) 752-7226.

The 23rd Annual CAN Council Mardi Gras Auction is presented by:

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Freeland Lights: Seeing is Believing

freelandlightsThe Freeland Lights Show annual display of 100,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music is ready for viewing from 5:30 - 10:00pm each night December 1st until January 1st at 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 Great Lakes Bay Region and Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity.

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

Christmas Rock for CAN!

classic-rock-christmasCelebrate the holidays with A Classic Rock Christmas, a concert featuring familiar holiday songs played in the style of top classic rock bands, performed by the December People, made up of members of Boston, Ambrosia, Sammy Hagar Band, and The Tubes. Don’t miss this one of a kind, family-friendly, rockin’ holiday concert, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, at The Dow Event Center theater in Saginaw on December 18th. Tickets on sale now at The Dow Event Center Box Office and through Ticketmaster. $1 from every ticket will benefit the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region. Canned good donations being accepted for Hidden Harvest.

CAN Council is up for the Challenge!

scf-impact-challenge1The Saginaw Community Foundation has $30,000 to award local charities! Your contribution to the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region Endowment Fund will help us win!

During the Saginaw Community Foundation Impact Challenge, every $5,000 contributed to our Endowment Fund will earn one entry into a drawing for two cash awards totaling $30,000. Your donation, no matter the size, will strengthen our endowment and go toward another entry into the Impact Challenge! Please help us by donating before November 30.

Endowments help ensure long-term sustainability by providing a steady source of annual funding, forever. By contributing to the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region Endowment Fund, you will help keep programs and initiatives in place and perhaps even grow services to maintain and add to the quality of life throughout our region. Your gift will be pooled with many others to create a lasting impact benefiting the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region forever.

The CAN Council is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through its nationally-accredited and award-winning education, awareness, intervention and advocacy programs. It is the only nonprofit organization in the Great Lakes Bay Region solely devoted to this cause. Founded in 1979, the CAN Council has consistently grown over the past 36 years to meet the needs of the community’s children and families.

Unique, Handmade Gifts at Holiday Re-Marketplace!

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Find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list at this weekend’s Holiday Re-Marketplace! Visit the Quilted Cottage at 7075 Gratiot Rd. in Saginaw Friday & Saturday for handmade gifts. Thank you Mary Williamson, who will be donating proceeds from her Simply Charmed By Mary jewelry sales to the CAN Council!

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

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

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 Barb Sheltraw 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 Tuesday, October 27th 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 $30, a half-team of 4 people for $120, or a team of 8 people for $240. Cheering section tickets are available for $25.

Join the game or sponsor the event by calling Delores at (989) 752-7226. Register your team online today!