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Wishes Granted, Wishes Yet To Be Filled

As part of its philanthropy leadership, the Foundation annually invites area nonprofits to indicate which near-term projects and purchases can only happen with the financial support from the community.

Nineteen nonprofits responded, and the combined list of almost 50 “wishes” is found at on our web site..  The overall list is divided into those costing less than $500, $500-$1,500, and over $1,500.

Ten wishes have already been granted by generous citizens.

An area group that formed the Little Point Sable “Arts for Oceana County Fund, under the auspices of the CFOC, has granted several wishes.  They include providing books for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ Lunch Buddies Program in Shelby, giving a white pine seedling to every 3rd grader in the county for planting next Spring, scholarships for area strings students, establishing a Lego Literacy Club at the Hart Area Public Library, and purchasing used violins for the Arts Council of White Lake.   The grants come from proceeds raised during the annual July concert at the Little Point Sable stone church.

“We’re so grateful for our generous donors and sponsors who have enabled our endowment fund to grow, which in turn allows us to support more programs,” said Roy Wilson, concert chairperson.

“Granting wishes is perfect for holiday donors who want their financial gifts to have a positive impact right away,” said CFOC Executive Director Tammy Carey.  “Check out the wish lists we’ve posted, and then contact the nonprofit directly if you see something you’d like to support.  Just let the nonprofit know that you saw their wish posted on our Website!”

For more information about granting a wish, or establishing a fund at the CFOC or otherwise supporting it, call Ms. Carey at 231.861.8335, or follow us on facebook.