There are hundreds of festivals, parades and community events that celebrate our abundance of natural resources, rich heritage and love for all things outdoors.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and our affiliate foundations--Iosco County Community Foundation, North Central Community Foundation and the Straits Area Community Foundation as well as our Youth Advisory Councils--are inspired and motivated by the thousands of volunteer hours local residents dedicate to making our communities such wonderful places to live, learn, work and play. The financial contributions of our generous donors make it possible for our Community Foundations to help fund community needs and provide volunteers and nonprofits with the tools to succeed.
As you stand along a parade route this summer, participate in a fishing tournament, listen to an outdoor concert or enjoy hundreds of other opportunities made possible by local volunteers and charitable contributions, take a moment to appreciate those who work tirelessly to make these family events possible. And hopefully you will think about how you can give back to your community as well. Savor these warm, sunny days and the many good-hearted people you meet in Northeast Michigan this summer while you can!