17. November 2011 11:31
Today is National Philanthropy Day, and three of our volunteers will be honored at the annual dinner of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter. Jean Schluckebier is the volunteer manager of the ACTION Thrift Store in Saginaw. She took a floundering enterprise and made it profitable once more so that it can support programs for people in need all over the state. She freshened the look of the store, improved the merchandise mix and helped start a statewide system of donation drives. Matt and Richelle Pedersen "adopted" a room at the Wayne County Family Center homeless shelter so that it could be renovated and refurnished. They donated a truck through our Motorvation Drive vehicle donation program. And they introduced 30 of their friends to Lutheran Social Services at a reception in their home. Matt served as a trustee for the LSSM Foundation and is now a member of the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan board of directors. Congratulations to our Distringuished Volunteers!