Library Collaborative Announces Record Digital Checkouts

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services recently announced its OverDrive group achieved a record-breaking 2 million digital book checkouts in 2019. This milestone for the library illustrates the sustained growth and importance of library lending of e-books and audiobooks. This also includes creative ways libraries have served communities with digital services. MCLS’ group is one of […]

American Red Cross makes Urgent Call for Blood Donors

While donors of all blood types are urged to give blood and platelets as soon as possible to help restock the blood supply, the American Red Cross is also asking that those with type O blood step up. Donors of all blood types – especially types O positive and O negative – are urged to […]

4 Local Resources Every Startup Needs

Starting a new business is risky. According to the Small Business Association, 30% of new businesses fail in the first two years, 50% in the first five and 66% within 10 years. Opening a business requires a person to invest everything they have into it: money, time, emotions, family, etc. There’s a lot on the […]

Cuts to SNAP Places the Hungry in Danger

The Food Bank Council of Michigan called significant funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program harmful to those that may be unable to obtain essential foods and nutrition to live comfortably and healthily. “The Food Bank Council of Michigan believes people have the right to feed themselves with dignity,” said Phil Knight, executive director […]

Governor Creates Task Force Aimed at Poverty

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-19 in Detroit on Dec. 18 to create the Michigan Poverty Task Force within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. The task force will be comprised of directors or the directors’ designees from a number of state departments and agencies and will be charged with making recommendations to […]

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