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Have you registered for OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth yet?

It’s almost time to get out those walking shoes for OLHSA’s 24th annual Walk for Warmth walk-a-thon! We are all excited to come together for this great event which helps raise money for our neighbors facing utility shutoffs during the cold winter months.

The Oakland County Walk for Warmth will be held at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets on February 8th and the Livingston Walk will be held on February 22 at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center.

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Save the Date for Oakland Walk for Warmth

Hello friends!

A date has been set for the 2014 OLHSA Walk for Warmth in Oakland County: Mark your calendar for February 8, 2014.

This annual walk-a-thon raises money for OLHSA’s Emergency Utility Assistance program, which helps residents of Oakland and Livingston counties when they are faced with utility shut-off notices. 

Imagine receiving word that your power will be cut off just as you are about to enter the coldest months of the year. Could you explain to...

Students demonstrate passion for community action

The importance of community service and giving back is something that is increasingly being taught at a young age. Parents and educators stress to young people not only the need for volunteering and fundraising, but the internal satisfaction and reward those children can feel when they know they’ve helped others who may be unable to help themselves.

OLHSA’s Annual Walk for Warmth provides many opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in community action. Young and old will...

Livingston Walk dances its way to success

Dancing. Laughing. Prayer. Exercise. Learning. Walking, of course. Livingston Walk for Warmth has come and gone, and OLHSA is pleased to declare that it was a major success!

With Buzz Elliot of WHMI-FM as emcee, teams and individual walkers gathered together in excitement at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center. Walk Chairperson Candye Hinton and OLHSA CEO Ron Borngesser spoke of Walk for Warmth’s importance, impact and how community and sponsorship involvement has shaped...

Utilizing DonorPages can maximize your Walk for Warmth impact

OLHSA is excited to introduce a brand new way to participate in the Annual Walk for Warmth. Now personal registration, team registration and donations can be done online through our DonorPages program!

OLHSA is eager for our Walk participants to take advantage of this new online program and make it as easy as possible for our donors. That’s why we want to take this opportunity to explain the process and provide helpful tips on how to utilize your personal or team DonorPage to its full...

Sponsors new and old come together to heat homes and hearts

With the recent arctic temperatures that blanketed our area, the need to ensure our friends and neighbors are safe and warm in their homes has taken a more critical turn. Our upcoming Livingston Walk for Warmth on February 9 at Hartland Educational Support Service Center and Oakland Walk for Warmth on February 23 at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets will help to fund keeping the heat on for families and seniors facing utility shut off, but we won’t be doing it alone. The participation of members...

Walk for Warmth 2012 Summary: Thank you!

The communities we serve continue to amaze us. Though the tide is slowly turning in metro Detroit, many are still struggling. The neighbors and friends of those who are struggling showed unyielding support this year by participating in or sponsoring OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth events.

The events raised a combined $156,284 towards OLHSA’s Emergency Utility Assistance Program. The funds help those in Oakland and Livingston Counties who are facing heat shut-offs. A mild winter, believe it or...

How can you help? Let us count the ways....

Walk for Warmth is a great community event. Children can learn about helping others, raising money for an important cause. Students can earn community service hours and give back to their neighbors. Families can spend time together and get some exercise in the dead of winter.


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Community Service Hours @ Walk for Warmth

Do you or someone you know need community service hours? Many schools now require them for graduation.

Committing to Walk for Warmth is a great way to help out your community and also earn community service hours! Simply track the hours you spend (say, an hour every Saturday leading up to the Walk for Warmth, asking your neighbors to contribute to your fundraising) and then come to the event to walk with your team. There will be a table at our Walk events with someone to sign off on...

Is your team assembled?

Walk for Warmth is quickly approaching... Just about a month in Oakland and six weeks in Livingston.

Is your team ready? Remember, a team is 2+ people so get your family, roller derby team, bowling league, or anyone else and get registered!

Friendly competition is encouraged!