Part 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.
For 2023 and 2024, the MFSC chose A Kid Again Michigan for their silent auction charity. A Kid Again Michigan is located in Midland and is honored to serve families who are raising children living with life-threatening conditions across the entire state. They do so by providing cost-free, fun-filled destination events throughout the year that they call Adventures. Through these Adventures, families can take a break from doctor visits and hospital stays and enjoy quality time together. Adventures are all 100% free. Their goal is to take care of everything so families can focus on enjoying their time together. Enrollment is open to families with children under 20 years of age whose diagnosis is deemed life-threatening by a medical professional. For more information, go to Children’s Charity Michigan – A Kid Again Michigan Chapter
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, Michigan. MFSC partnered with many different agencies over the years to raise funds in support of Michigan families.
- Camp Quality (https://www.campqualityusa.org/mi/) serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.
- Bay Cliff Health Camp (www.baycliff.org) is a year-round, nonprofit therapy and wellness center for children and adults with physical disabilities. Bay Cliff’s priority program is a seven-week, summer therapy camp session serving children with orthopedic, speech, hearing, and vision disabilities. The children work towards goals of increased independence and living a fuller life.
- Ele’s Place (www.elesplace.org) 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.
- 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 nonprofit 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, nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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.
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