Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children and teens, is hosting their 5th Annual Spring Reception on Thursday, May 10th at Travis Pointe Country Club from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Former University of Michigan football coach Llyod Carr is the keynote speaker and Michigan’s First Lady Sue Snyder is the guest of honor.
Ele’s Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children to cope with death or life threatening illness of a parent, sibling, or other close family member of friend.
1 in 20 children under the age of 18 will experience the death of a parent.
The Charles Reinhart Company Realtors is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Spring Reception.
Special Days Camps provide safe and memorable camping opportunities in a medically supervised environment since 1978. Children who have battled cancer, their siblings and their families are invited to attend this unique camp experience. Special Days Camps give campers opportunities to challenge themselves and develop life skills through programs and activities intentionally designed to promote self-esteem, confidence, friendships, teamwork and leadership.
The cost to attend Special Days Camps is nearly $800 per camper; however, the requested fee is $75 per camper. To help offset camp costs, Special Days Camps received generous donations from community members and area businesses like the Charles Reinhart Company.
Special Days Camps also organizes events throughout the year to raise money to send kids to camp. Monte Carlo Casino Night is Friday, April 27 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at Barton Hills Country Club. The night includes casino games with VIP dealers, entertainment, dancing, appetizers and cocktails.
For more information about Monte Carlo Casino Night or Special Days Camps, please contact Jim Carey, Reinhart agent and Executive Director of Special Days Camps. Jim can be reached at (734) 717-5591 or email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Washtenaw County. Over 100 families in our community, with the help of thousands of supporters, have achieved the dream of homeownership.
Habitat is hosting their Annual Auction on Friday, April 20th at Washtenaw Community College from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. According to Habitat, this event is vital to their mission to renovate homes year-round and allows them to continue to expand their capacity to help more hard-working families.
> Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
The Charles Reinhart Company Realtors is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. Ann Arbor agent, Rick Jarzembowski, is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley.
Founded in 1976, the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living was the nation’s fourth Center for Independent Living. As a local not-for-profit, the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is a community enrichment, learning and advocacy center focusing on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities throughout southeast Michigan.
On March 11, 2012 the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living was devastated to discover their trailer containing over $30,000 in vital sports and recreation equipment had been stolen.
The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is participating in the Big House Big Heart race on Sunday, April 15 in an effort to raise funds to replace the stolen equipment. NuStep, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of recumbent cross trainers, announced that they are matching online donations up to $5,000.
The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living invites the community to join them at the Big House Big Heart. Participants will receive a NuStep/AACIL t-shirt and have an opportunity to meet a few celebrities from the hit TV series The Biggest Loser, who have joined their team.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit their website.
Susan Snyder, Associate Broker with The Snyder Group in our Ann Arbor South Office, was diagnosed with colon cancer in March of 2003. Since battling and beating cancer, Susan has made it her mission to educate others by sharing her story and encouraging others to get screened before it is too late.
Karen Lewis and Susan Snyder
After partnering with the American Cancer Society to plan the nation’s first fundraising run/walk to support the ongoing fight against colon cancer last year, Feet and Friends returns to Washtenaw County. Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer on Saturday, April 21 at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter. The event includes a competitive 8K run and 5K run/walk.
The Charles Reinhart Company is proud to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer. For more information, to register for the run/walk, or to make a donation, visit www.feetandfriends.org.
The United Way of Washtenaw projects that they will be short in reaching their campaign goal of $5,750,000.
Starting at 6:00am on Wednesday, February 29th, tune in to W4 Country (102.9 FM), 107.1 FM or Sports Talk 1050 AM. Cumulus Radio is hosting a Radiothon to raise an additional $100,000 to help the United Way of Washtenaw reach their campaign goal. Reinhart is proud to be a Radiothon sponsor!
In addition, AnnArbor.com is partnering with the United Way of Washtenaw to provide several gift incentives to encourage you to donate during the Radiothon. At the top of the each hour, from 7:00am to 5:00pm, AnnArbor.com will announce the gift incentive via their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Click here for additional information.
The Empty Bowls Project is back for the 2nd consecutive year. On Thursday, February 2nd Saline High School is hosting Empty Bowls from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. A simple meal of soup and bread, prepared by the Saline Culinary Arts Program, is served in ceramic bowls, created by Saline students in 3rd thru 12th grade. Guests are asked to keep their bowl after their meal as a reminder that there are empty bowls across the world.
Tickets to Saline’s Empty Bowls event are $12 for individuals and $40 for a family. Proceeds from Empty Bowls will be donated to Food Gatherers, a nonprofit working to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in Washtenaw County. Last year, Saline Area Schools donated nearly $3,000 to Food Gatherers.
For more information about the Empty Bowls Project, or to purchase your tickets, visit their website.
Reinhart is a proud supporter of The Education Project for Homeless Youth, a project of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District that works to ensure students of homelessness and temporary living situations enroll, attend and succeed in school.
More than 800 children and youth are living without stable housing in homeless shelters, motels, cars and temporarily with friends and family. Some families have lost everything in a fire, others were forced to abruptly leave to flee from a dangerous situation. Others simply don’t have the money for housing and food, much less clothing. Whatever the reason, The Education Project provides support.
The Education Project is organizing Sock Wars. Participants are asked to collect new packages of socks and underwear to donate to students in homeless situations. Donations can be dropped off at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District – 1819 South Wagner Road – in Saline, Michigan.
Participants have the chance of winning fabulous prizes including a Domino’s pizza party, a Zingermans birthday cake and homemade cupcakes and treats from the Ypsilanti Food Co-op.
For more information about The Education Project or Sock Wars, visit their Facebook page
Reinhart’s 16th Annual Coat Drive ran through the end of December, collecting new and gently used winter coats at all of the Reinhart sales offices as well as all Sunday Open Houses. Together with the help of Reinhart agents, area dry cleaners, and the overwhelming support of the community, we were able to donate a record breaking 1,552 winter coats to more than 20 local agencies.
Capitol Cleaners, Chelsea Cleaners, Forbes Cleaners and Gold Bond Cleaners generously donated their services to professionally clean the coats before they were distributed to local agencies.
Captains of the 16th Annual Coat Drive included:
- Cathy Alfaro
- Nadie Alpern
- Kris Burgess
- Laurie Buys
- Todd Lands
- Susan Pollock
- Tracey Roy
- Susan Schmunk
- Martha Smith
- Rick Taylor
- Greg Uihlein
- Maria Wade
Reinhart has collected more than 15,500 winter coats throughout the 16 years of the Coat Drive, all of which have been donated to local agencies, right here in our community.