News Release: OLHSA announces Walk for Warmth 2012, presented by Genisys Credit Union

Pontiac, Mich., December 5, 2011 – What better way to spend a snowy Saturday morning in February than getting together with friends and neighbors and walking for a great cause? In its 22nd year, OLHSA, A Community Action Agency is ramping up the Walk for Warmth fun with a new Oakland Walk location – Great Lakes Crossing Outlets – to be held on February 11, 2012.  This exciting new venue will offer walkers not only the stellar live entertainment they’ve come to expect from Walk for Warmth, but also shopping discounts at various outlet stores throughout the mall. 

The Livingston Walk will be at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center on February 25, a tried and true location for our friends and supporters to warm up their sneakers and warm homes across the county.  Family friendly entertainment will include Buzz Elliott from WHMI-FM as emcee, a foot-tapping soundtrack provided by local DJ Kurt Lewis, and much more.

Great thanks already go out to Genisys Credit Union, a long-time sponsor who has increased support year after year, and is now the Premiere Presenting Sponsor.

As always 100 percent of the proceeds from both Walk for Warmth events will go towards keeping the heat on in the homes of Oakland and Livingston County residents throughout our harsh Michigan winters.  In the face of a persistent economic downturn, hundreds of local families will benefit from Walk for Warmth.  By donating or raising just $300, you will keep the heat on in a home for an entire month, helping children stay healthy, learn better in school, and helping the whole family stay safe and warm.

Donations are now being gratefully accepted – your dollars will make a difference right away! 

Walkers (teams and individuals), sponsors, and volunteers are needed for both Walk for Warmth events.  Sponsorship levels have been adjusted this year to be even more attractive to local businesses.

Interested in supporting the Walk but not sure where to begin? Let us present to your group! We’ll happily come to your business, church, or community groups to encourage Walk participation and support. 

To donate, sponsor, register to walk, request a presenter, or for all Walk for Warmth details, please visit


OLHSA  is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964. Over 320,000 services were provided in 2010 in the pursuit of helping people and changing lives.


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