Winter Update
Delicious carrots at the ANC farmer's market.

Winter Farmer’s Market

On a blustery, cold, snowy winter day in December, the CEDAM staff ventured to the east side of Lansing to the Allen Neighborhood Center’s Winter Farmer’s Market.  Inside the Hunter Park green house, it was toasty warm and bursting with beautiful greenery.  The Winter Farmer’s Market featured lettuce, spinach, potatoes, carrots, homemade noodles, bread, tamales, pot pies and much more.  The food is fantastic, the vendors are friendly, and the climate inside is just right!

Rescuing Foreclosure Pets

Pets are a part of the family, but when families face foreclosure sometimes pets need a new home.  No Paws Left Behind is a great resource for saving these “foreclosure pets.”  First, No Paws Left Behind helps families keep their pets by assisting with pet fees due to moving.  Second, it helps families find humane, safe places for pets to go when they need a new home.  Lastly, it rescues stray pets left behind because of foreclosure.  Be sure to look at the Paws website if you know of any foreclosure pets so that all of us can have a happy holiday season!

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Shelter of Flint Executive Director Gary Haggart with gifts for families.

Holiday Cheer for All

The Adopt a Family program, through CEDAM-member Shelter of Flint, was able to provide almost 50 homeless families with a great Christmas this year.  This program allows organizations and community members to ‘adopt’ a family for Christmas and buy each family member gifts. CEDAM participated in this program and adopted a family of 5.  “We  tried to pick out Christmas gifts for everyone that they would really like.  It was fun,” said CEDAM Office Manager Jessica AcMoody.  If you are interested in adopting a family, more information is on Shelter of Flint’s home page.  Thank you, Shelter of Flint, for making the holidays a little brighter for families in need.