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Tue Dec 12 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
MFSC State Board Meeting

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Part of the excitement of the Michigan Family Support Council's annual fall conference is our annual silent auction of items generously donated by various businesses, organizations, groups, and individuals. Proceeds from the auction are awarded to a charitable children’s organization chosen by the MFSC and are also utilized for scholarships to training conference attendees.

eles place logo 2016 mfscFor 2017, the MFSC chose Ele's Place for their silent auction charity.  Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens.  Four branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing areas and beyond.  Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one. For more information, go to http://www.elesplace.org. 

 

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SILENT AUCTION HISTORY

Since 2004, the Michigan Family Support Council conducted successful and very rewarding silent auction events at its Annual Fall Training Conference in Boyne Highlands. MFSC partnered with Camp Highfields, Whaley Childrens' Center, the Penrickton Center for Blind Children and Little Mary's Hospitality House over the years to raise funds in support of Michigan families.

  • Great Lakes Burn Camp (www.greatlakesburncamp.com) in Jackson, MI is a special place for children 6-17 to meet, heal, grow and support other burn survivors.  It provides a unique experience that promotes healing, self-esteem, confidence, and general well-being for burn injured children.
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center (http://cheffcenter.org) opened in 1970 as the first therapeutic riding center built especially for the purpose of serving those with special needs in the United States, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center strives to focus on what individuals can accomplish, not on what they cannot. Today, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center serves riders of all ages who have physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities.

  • Little Mary's Hospitality House (http://littlemarys.org) is non-profit charitable organization that serves families who have children with debilitating, life threatening, or terminal illnesses by providing them with a memorable vacation free of charge.
  • Penrickton Center (www.penrickton.com) is a private, non-profit five day residential and day care agency serving blind, multi-disabled children ages 1-12. Because no fees are ever charged to families, all financial support is raised from individuals, service clubs, corporations, and foundations.
  • Camp Highfields (www.highfields.org) is a non-profit organization providing opportunities to children, youth, families and other individuals to become more responsible for their own lives and to strengthen their relationships with others.
  • Whaley Children's Center (www.whaleychildren.org) is a private agency that has a tradition of caring for children and families in crisis. They provide a continuum of services to meet the social, emotional, ethical and academic needs of children and families.

To view our Council history of funds raised by the silent auction, visit our Council History page.