Press Releases

Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage Lending will present the annual Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Grand Blanc Motorcars in Grand Blanc, Mich.  All proceeds will benefit Whaley Children’s Center’s (WCC) nationally accredited residential and clinical programs for children who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

“Whaley Children’s Center holds a special place in my heart.  I was in an orphanage when I was little, and I understand some of the pain that those kids are going through. But without the love and care of the staff there, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They made a huge impact on my life and it is one that I will never forget,” said Rebecca Bartley, Title Sponsor and WCC Board Member. “It’s important that our community gives back and helps those who need it most, especially children.”

The University of Michigan-Flint Hockey team will go head-to-head with the Northwood University Timberwolves this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to benefit Whaley Children’s Center (WCC). The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the new Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena in Burton, Mich.

Nearly 1,100 guests attended the 30th annual World’s Greatest Office Party on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, which raised a new record of $70,000. All proceeds directly benefit Whaley Children’s Center’s (WCC) nationally accredited residential and clinical programs for children who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

Another year has quickly passed and Whaley Children’s Center wanted to celebrate their volunteers by Rolling Out The Red Carpet and thanking the people who make every day possible, the volunteers. On August 6, 2014, over 200 volunteers, community members, staff and children gathered together to celebrate all of the time and talent that is donated to the center every year.

Whaley Children’s Center will hold their annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic presented by HealthPlus of Michigan on Wednesday, August 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Whaley Children’s Center located at 1201 N. Grand Traverse, Flint MI 48503. Congressman Dan Kildee will be present to speak about the impact that volunteers have on helping children overcome their pasts, as well as the positive effects volunteers have on the entire community.  The Congressman is a former employee  of the Center and a national advocate of child welfare.

Whaley Children’s Center hosted their annual Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction on May 3, 2014. This year, 335 community members attended the event at Grand Blanc Motorcars that raised $129,000 to benefit the programs and services offered by Whaley Children’s Center.

Two events, scheduled for Friday, April 25, will strengthen community awareness of the Paint Our Town Blue—an initiative to inform the community of the epidemic of child abuse while also empowering individuals to make a difference.

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., a press conference to raise awareness about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect and the community initiative Paint Our Town Blue will take place on the lawn of the Genesee County Circuit Court located at 900 S Saginaw St. in Flint. All community members are invited to this press conference where community leaders such as Congressman Dan Kildee, Dr. Brian Nolan and Randy Rauch will speak about this issue.

Whaley Children’s Center is partnering with community members to raise awareness about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect through the Paint Our Town Blue campaign.

Representatives from the local judicial system and criminal justice system, health care, education, nonprofits, small businesses, the finance sector, private foundations, DHS, and the offices of our elected Senators and Representatives have formed a committee charged with the responsibility of raising awareness of the atrocities happening to local children.

 

The 2014 Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 3 at Grand Blanc Motorcars, 9099 N Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, Mich.   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. featuring a cocktail reception, live and silent auction and afterglow party.   

This charitable event garnered a record breaking $140,000 in 2013.  All proceeds benefit  the programs and services Whaley Children’s Center provides to children who have survived abuse and neglect from throughout Michigan.