GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. To provide a local take on the national designation of the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day as Giving Day, we are proposing: Giving Day, Make It Local. To support this effort please, find below information for a few local non-profits in our community. Please review the listing for Giving Day, Make It Local.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.

Caring & Sharing Family Life Services, Inc.

What We Do: Caring & Sharing provides information, education and supports
for families, children and individuals in an attempt to
promote self-esteem, positive parenting and healthy lifestyles
through a variety of programs and services. We also offer
the Maternal Infant Health Program for Medicaid eligible
pregnant women and infants which entails home visits,
referrals for services and parenting supports.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: Caring & Sharing Family Life Services, inc.

Contact Person: Marie Barks
989-224-1010
Fax: 989-224-1011
caringandsharingfls@gmail.com

Web Page: https://www.facebook.com/caringsharingfamilylifeservices/

Mailing Address: 911 E. State St., Suite H, St. Johns, MI 48879

Clinton County Arts Council

What We Do: Our mission is to promote, encourage and economically
support the arts, artists and the cultural history of Clinton
County. We do this through our Mint City Singers,
Homegrown Production Theatre, Performance Shell
Concerts, Clinton County Northern Railway and the Art
Gallery—Mobile Art Cart, Art Walks and newest, Trail
Underpass Mural Project.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: Clinton County Arts Council (CCAC)

Contact Person: Debi Daoust
989-224-2429

E-mail clintoncountyarts1@gmail.com

Web Page: www.clintoncountyarts.org

Mailing Address: 215 N. Clinton Avenue
St. Johns, MI 48879

Clinton County Historical Museum Complex (Paine-Gilliam-Scott House)

What We Do: Maintain a Historic House Museum complex related to and
typical of Clinton County history. Provide space for recognizing the history
of Clinton County residents and items manufactured
locally. Accept local artifacts for preservation and use in
changing exhibits. Provide education and encourage
community involvement.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: Clinton County Historical Museum

Contact Person: Jan Upton
989-292-9096
pgsmuseum@gmail.com

Web Page: pgsmuseum.com

Mailing Address: P O Box 174
St. Johns, MI 48879

Community Resource Volunteers (CRV)

What We Do: The CRV works to fill community needs by creating and
facilitating programs for all ages. We work with all of
the area colleges to provide hands-on opportunities
using the STEAM (science, technology, engineering,
arts and math) principles. We also provide a wide range
of activities at our facility and have a computer lab
available to the public.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: Community Resource Volunteers (CRV)

Contact Person: Randy Willett, Director
517-672-4226
Director@crvonline.org

Web Page: www.CRVOnline.org

Mailing Address: 304 N. Brush Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

St. Johns Area Community Fund

What We Do: Promote and support local collaboration and initiatives encouraging
positive change in our community. From a boost for downtown art to feeding
hungry kids or jump- starting a winter festival, our palette is large. We
foster a bright future for the St. Johns area . . . and imagine how to get
there.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: St. Johns Area Community Fund

Contact Person: John Sirrine
989-292-0768
st.johnsareacommunityfund@gmail.com

Web Page: www.sjacf.org

Mailing Address: P O Box 33
St. Johns, MI 48879

St. Johns School Foundation for Excellence Inc.

What We Do: The Foundation exists primarily for one purpose, to generate
funds that will be used to provide learning materials and opportunities
for the students of our district that go above and beyond ordinary instruction.
Every year we receive grant proposals for the Foundation’s funds from
both teachers and students.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: St. Johns School Foundation for Excellence Inc.
or SJSFFE

Contact Person: Nathan Lounds

E-mail sjsexcellence@gmail.com

Web Page: http://sjsffe.org

Mailing Address: P O Box 96
St. Johns, MI 48879

St. Joseph, St. Johns Michigan Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul

What We Do: Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul offer person-to-
person service to those in need in Clinton County. No distinction is made
in those served. Last year, we received over 900 requests for help, such
as housing, utilities, and other services.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: St. Vincent de Paul

Contact Person: John Thelen
989-292-7057
stvincentstjohnsmi@gmail.com

Web Page: http://www.svdpusa.org/

Mailing Address: 1009 South U.S. 27
St. Johns, MI 48879

The Voice for Clinton County’s Children

What We Do: Our organization serves as the CAC (Child Advocacy Center)
and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). CAC
provides a child-friendly facility for children to share their
experience of abuse. CASA volunteers are appointed by
the court to work with children who are in foster care and
report back to the court.

501(c)(3): Yes

Make checks payable to: CASA-The Voice for Clinton County’s Children

Contact Person: Kelly Schafer, Executive Director
989-640-5681
KellySchafterED@gmail.com

Web Page: VoiceForClintonCountyChildren.org

Mailing Address: 1207 N. US 27
St. Johns, MI 48879