Optimist Night at the Velodrome!

Come and celebrate the end of the school year with Optimist Night at the Velodrome on June 17th!
The event will be taking place at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park from 6-7:30PM. There will be a barbecue held by the Rochester Area Optimist Club as well as bike racing and live music after!
In order to participate in this event bring canned goods or other non-perishable items to be donated to RANH’s food pantry. If you bring donations for the food pantry the park entrance fee will be waived.
Don’t miss out on this fun event! Races begin at 7:30PM, we hope to see you there!

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Stoney Creek Charity Week!

The Stoney Creek High School Student Council chose Neighborhood House as one of the benefactors for the school’s Charity Week this year! This means that RANH will be getting over 4,000 dollars from the events! The events that were included in Charity Week include a dodgeball and volleyball tournament, Jail n’ Bail, and a first hour fund raising competition! Students really rose to the occassion and did their best to raise money for the sponsored charities. Thanks for the support Stoney Creek!

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Recent Events

The Stoney Creek High School Student Council adopted RANH for a bonding activity that they had planned at Pump It Up! The group of high school students made the Pump It Up party a sort of “birthday party” for RANH and brought toys to donate to the toy room at RANH’s Clothes Closet. Thanks for the donations, Stoney Creek Student Council!

Student Council students with the donated toys for the toy closet!

Also, at the Youth Committee meeting in March members helped put together Easter baskets with candy and other items that the Youth Committee members donated. These baskets were given to clients of the Neighborhood House for their children!

Youth Committee members with the Easter baskets at the March meeting

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Youth Committee Chairperson App!

A selection team at the Neighborhood House has been brainstorming ideas for the application process for choosing the next Youth Committee Chairperson. This is a job that is currently held by Megan, but when my term as Junior Ambassador is up, Megan will move from Youth Committee Chairperson to fill my position as Junior Ambassador. This will leave the position of Youth Committee Chairperson open.
The job of Youth Committee Chairperson is one that was created this year during the selection process for Junior Ambassador. This job essentially includes helping out the Junior Ambassador with running meetings, brainstorming projects, getting the word out about RANH, etc.
Please consider applying to become the next Youth Committee Chairperson! This position is very rewarding and can lead to other opportunities in the organization, as well as in the community. You establish great connections to community leaders and are truly able to make a difference at the Neighborhood House through leadership.
The applications are available in all area high schools, as well as below:
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Registration for the 5K

This year, the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council has chosen the Neighborhood House as the benefactor of their annual 5K Run!

This event will be taking place on June 18, 2011 at Bloomer Park from 9am-11am, and registration materials are now available here:


This registration brochure includes everything needed to register, as well as all of the information about the event and the course for the run.

Please consider registering to run in this event! All proceeds go toward the Rochester Area Neighborhood House and it a fun event for runners and families alike! Children can participate with a parent, too!

Also, if you or a business that you are familiar with would like to help sponsor the event or an individual runner, please see the sponsorship materials and information:


This sponsor brochure explains the different levels of sponsorship and how you can sponsor the run. Sponsorships contribute to the proceeds that go toward the Neighborhood House and are essential for staging this event!

Thank you so much for supporting the Neighborhood House and we hope to see you at the run on June 18th!

For more information about RANH visit: www.ranh.org
For more information about the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council visit:http://www.rochesterhills.org/our_government/youth_council/overview.asp

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Rochester Hills Government Youth Council 5K

The 5K Run is going to be on the morning of June 18th this year and all proceeds will go toward the Neighborhood House! If you would like to donate or become a sponsor for the event, please let me know!

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Family Night

The Crown of Life Lutheran Church is having a Family Night on February 5 from 5:30pm-8pm to benefit the Neighborhood House!

This event will have a magician, balloon entertainer, as well as fun, games, and crafts for all ages. There will also be a potluck buffet, so please bring a favorite dish to contribute!

This event will be fun for the whole family, so please invite your friends and family to attend.

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Did You Know…

The Rochester Area Neighborhood House helped 230 families and 520 children this Christmas with gift assistance? We were able to serve everyone on our waiting list, as well!

The Neighborhood House helped many people this past holiday season, so thank you for your help in doing so!

Also, the date of the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council 5K Run has been set for June 18, 2011 in the late morning and early afternoon. The rest of Youth Council and I have been working on getting sponsorships for this event, and we are planning several fund raising events that will help generate more proceeds for the Neighborhood House. These events will be taking place over the course of the next few months, and I will keep you updated on the details as they are planned!

The next Youth Committee meeting is this week and there will be an article about the Junior Ambassador Program coming out in the Rochester Patch right after, so be on the lookout for that!

Hope everyone has a good week!

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Post-Holiday Season

I hope everyone had a great holiday season! The Neighborhood House was able to help many people in our area through the Giving Tree and food baskets, along with other types of assistance.

The Youth Committee and myself are currently in the process of going through ideas for a Family Fun Event this spring. This event will benefit the Neighborhood House. More information about this event will be posted once the plans have been made! Feel free to let me know what type of event would you like to see happen at the Neighborhood House!

Also, the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, along with myself, have decided to elect the Neighborhood House as our benefactor for our annual summer 5K run! Last year, this event raised almost $10,000 for the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital in memory of Dillon Cope. This money went toward buying DVD’s and televisions for the patients to watch while in their hospital rooms. It is very exciting that the Neighborhood House will be receiving the proceeds from this run this year! More information about how to register to run in this event, as well as the date and time of the event will be posted soon!

Happy New Year and I hope you have a great start to 2011!


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Holiday Shopping Event

The Holiday Shopping Event was December 10th at St. Philip’s Church and went great. This year we helped provide gifts to about 250 Rochester Area families. These gifts were donated by businesses, organizations, schools, and individuals as a part of our Giving Tree program this year.

Thank you so much to everyone that helped out by volunteering, organizing, or donating. Thanks to you, we have helped make Christmas a little easier for many families.

The Rochester Patch also covered the organizing of this event in their online publication. To read the article and to see pictures, please click here: http://rochester.patch.com/articles/where-theres-a-giving-tree-theres-a-flurry-of-gift-sorting-volunteers

Thank you to all and Happy Holidays!

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