Please vote for our tree at Deck the Rec, like the photo with our tree
on Facebook at: Livonia Parks and Rec Deck the Red
Special thanks to Community Financial Credit Union for a $5000 donation from their Thankful Thursday campaign!
We have outstanding news, we’re able to add another school this month Cleveland Elementary!!
We just started the Sponsor a Child Program, check out the flyer for details
Donations from two country country clubs were received:
all possible thru Eagles for Children!!
Thanks you so much to all who supported us and came out to bowling! It was a great success, we raised a little over $7800.00!!!
We’re so fortunate to have many sponsors to thank as well:
- Devonaire Church
- Livonia Family Dental
- Mi Educational Credit Union
- Mile City Church
- RWS Financial Group
- Aetna Bearing Company
- D&B Landscaping
We have to give a big shout out to Suzanne Baker for winning a grant on our behalf from https://www.tiaadifferencemaker100.org/, search under her name to see our profile!
A great big thanks to Gretchen Alaniz for donating $250 to purchase bins!!
You can now follow us on Instagram at
Thank you Laura Buda for paying for our PO Box this year, thanks for the continuous support even after you’ve left the committee!!
Mile City Church just had a food drive for us and raised over 2500 cans for us! We can’t thank you enough, your support has been amazing!!
Exciting News- we’ve moved! A big shout out to The Way Church for helping us grow to this point!
A big thank you to XPOLogistics in Ann Arbor for having a fundraiser in our honor and raising over $700.00!
Thank you to Zeal Credit Union for a generous cash donation and a large donation to our cereal drive!
Thank you so much to Bowker Insurance Group by holding a Rally Day and those that allowed them to quote you so we could get a referral fee. Thanks to this event we have a donation of $1200 from them!
We wanted to acknowledge and congratulate Two Men and a Truck for receiving the Livonia Chamber award for Small Business of the Year. We wouldn’t be able to provide the bags of food to the schools without their help every week, thank you for all you do to support us!!
Blessings in a Backpack-Livonia” is part of the national Blessings in a Backpack program that addresses the problem of childhood hunger. Each week backpacks are packed by volunteers and distributed to the participating Livonia Public School children who are considered “food insecure”.
Currently, we provide eligible children at Cleveland Elementary, Cooper Elementary,Garfield Elementary, Grant Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Randolph Elementary, Rosedale Elementary , Webster Elementary, and Johnson Upper Elementary in Livonia, Michigan with weekend food backpacks during the school year, for a total of 507 children. In the summer, we send home big boxes of cereal in our attempt to answer the need for summertime nutritional assistance.
In Livonia Public Schools, there are nearly 4,000 students eligible for free or reduced lunches. Many of these children do not receive sufficient meals or nutrition on the weekend either. The unfortunate result is that many students return to school on Mondays tired and hungry and are unable to concentrate or care about their studies. There is still a lot of work for BIAB-Livonia to do!
Blessings in a Backpack – Livonia is run by a group of volunteers from Livonia who form the Steering Committee, and is associated with the national office of Blessings in a Backpack (http://blessingsinabackpack.org/). Meijer Food supplies the food to fill our backpacks at a greatly reduced price. It costs BIAB-Livonia $100 – $110 to feed a child each weekend for a school year.