Each year, Wayne Metro hosts a variety of events throughout the community with the goal of raising funds, supporting communities, and direct client service.
The Annual Meeting is Wayne Metro’s chance to share the agency’s programmatic and financial accomplishments over the past year with over 250 community partners and staff members. This year’s meeting took place on October 20th at the Ford Conference and Events Center in Dearborn. For an overview of this year’s meeting, click here.
Believe & Achieve
Wayne Metro’s Believe and Achieve and Youth Believe and Achieve recognize outstanding clients and students, as nominated by staff, for their exceptional growth and work throughout the year. Each event consists of a dinner, presentation, and award ceremony, as well as an highlight of each individual’s achievement.
Head Start Heroes: Bonus Bucks Auction
Throughout the year, volunteers in our Head Start classrooms earn Bonus Bucks (play money) that can be used to purchase a variety of new and gently used items at the year-end Head Start Heroes Volunteer Appreciation and Bonus Bucks Auction.
The Bonus Bucks auction features a variety of new and gently used items perfect for the whole family. For more information about Head Start and volunteering in the classroom, visit our Head Start page.
Community Action Month
National Community Action Month in May was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies’ role helping low-income families achieve economic stability.
During National Community Action Month, Community Action Agencies truly make the Promise of Community Action—to help people and change lives—come alive by hosting events that help put a “face” on the families living in poverty and the dedicated individuals who are helping them escape it. Success stories are honored and personal achievements are recognized. Some governors and mayors even proclaim May “Community Action Month” in their states and cities.
Community Action Agencies also use National Community Action Month to call attention to poverty-related problems. As Community Action Agencies are showcasing their programs, they are also giving local residents-many who are unaware of the poverty in their communities-a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face and how Community Action programs help these families achieve financial security.
For more information on National Community Action Month, visit the Community Action Partnership.
Community Baby Shower
Each spring, Wayne Metro hosts an Annual Baby Shower for low-income expectant parents. At the Baby Shower, the expecting parents may receive much-needed items for their new baby, including car safety seats, safe sleep cribs, diapers, and clothing. Informational presentations are also given to help expectant parents prepare for the baby’s arrival. The whole event is a special time for expecting parents to celebrate the approaching arrival of their new baby.
Learn more about the Community Baby Shower.
Community Corps Volunteer Recognition
Wayne Metro is proud to host our annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to celebrate Community Corps member contributions from throughout Wayne County. Along with lunch and a short program, several outstanding volunteers are awarded the Shirley Moore Community Corps Service Award for their hard work and dedication in helping to make our community a better place.
Homeless Awareness Week
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness.
For more information on Homelessness Awareness Week, visit the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Weatherization Day was conceived as a means to focus local, state, and national attention on the Program and the work being performed by dedicated members of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) network.
Capitalizing on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) declaration of October as Energy Awareness Month, Weatherization Programs across the country band together to make a strategic push to raise the public’s awareness of the work we do every day.
More information about Weatherization Day.