Non-Profit and Community Organizations in Livonia
Blessings in a Backpack—Livonia provides weekend meals to students in need within Livonia Public Schools. These students are typically recipients of free or reduced school meals during the week. We partner with the schools to send kids home with enough meals to cover the weekend so that none go hungry and all are ready and able to learn come Monday.
Learn more at Blessings in a Backpack—Livonia.
Detroit Duchess Club (DDC) is a women’s social, non-profit club formed in 2016 to bring together women in the Metro Detroit area. DDC’s mission is to break this monotony and unite all women together to teach, learn and understand the culture and practices of each ethnic group. This gives us the opportunity to realize and respect other cultures.
Learn more at Detroit Duchess Club.
The Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers is a volunteer organization that has been committed to serving the holistic needs of serving children and young adults in Livonia since 1982. They create programming like our special needs bowling league for young adults, funding to support the next generation of leaders by way of scholarships and the Touch A Job program, and partner with non-profits and schools to support key initiatives such as Mental Health Programming at Cooper Elementary School.
Learn more at Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers
L.E. A. R. N. is a non-profit organization where members learn, take action and form alliances for equity and peace.
Learn more at L.E. A. R. N.
Livonia Cares is a network of Christian churches partnering with social service agencies and the government to meet the basic needs of individuals and families in Livonia. Livonia Cares partners with our area Salvation Army which is located in Dearborn Heights. They provide emergency assistance to Livonia families experiencing need. A case worker meets and assesses each referred client. It provides assistance through the generosity of Livonia congregations.
Learn more at Christ Our Savior.
The Livonia Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1950, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that supports Livonia and its business community. Among its many services, the Chamber provides marketing guidance, referrals, credibility, and advocacy to nearly 1,000 members. The Chamber coordinates dozens of networking, professional development, and business promotion events each year. In recent years, the Livonia Chamber has focused on three big-picture goals:
- Building a Culture of Inclusion,
- Advancing Regional Collaboration
- Promoting Skilled and Technical Trades
Learn more at Livonia Chamber of Commerce.
The music of the Livonia Civic Chorus ranges from simple unison numbers to challenging, intricate harmonies. But more than just vocal talent has been exhibited when costumes, sets, choreography, creative writing and organizational skills are considered. Artistic talent, creativity and a dedicated work ethic are essential to the continued success of the Chorus. The Chorus prepares for two main concerts a year. The first rehearsal session begins in September as the Chorus prepares for a winter holiday show performed in December. The second rehearsal session begins in January to prepare for the spring show in May. In addition, there are about 15 performances each season in the Livonia community known as "Outreach Performances" or the "Musical Interlude for Seniors."
Learn more at Livonia Civic Chorus.
The Livonia Junior Chamber/Livonia Jaycees are for individuals ages 21 to 40 looking to engage with their community through social networking and service. Guests can attend the meeting for free without commitment. The Jaycees meet at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and Zoom participation is available to members.
Learn more at Livonia Jaycees.
The motto of the Livonia Lions Club is "We Serve." The Lions are a 100% volunteer Community Service Organization serving those in need in Livonia and Redford, especially the blind and visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, special needs children and the community at large. Additional service focuses include diabetes awareness, pediatric cancer, hunger and humanitarian needs. To make a donation, request support, or join the Livonia Lions Club, please use the Contact Us via our website.
Learn more at Livonia Lions Club.
Facebook page at livoniahighnoonerslionsclub
The mission of Livonia Save Our Youth (LSOY) is regarding the health and safety of young people, with a focus on alcohol and other drugs. They provide information about how you can connect to substance use disorder and mental health education and resources.
Learn more at Livonia Save Our Youth.
Make new connections, catch up with friends and join Livonia's best and brightest for a morning mixer with the Livonia Women's Connection. Livonia's civic, community and business leaders (and future leaders) are invited to the renewed and re-imagined quarterly gathering designed to bring women of all backgrounds and interests together. Help move our city forward by building your network of women working hard in Livonia. These free events are held three times per year.
Learn more at the Livonia Women's Connection.
Mi Work Matters (pronounced My Work Matters!) is a 501(c)(3), Livonia-based nonprofit that provides training and employment for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Mi Work Matters’ activities include grassroots advocacy, education, outreach, and directly employing individuals who have been historically marginalized and left out of the workforce. The group owns and operates Anastasia and Katie’s Coffee Shop & Cafe. The cafe is a social enterprise providing paid jobs in a friendly, inclusive neighborhood coffee shop. In addition to serving delicious coffee drinks, the cafe also offers smoothies, frappes, made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches, grab-and-go baked goods and a catering menu featuring lunches, pastry trays and coffee totes for groups of less than 10 and up to 100. Their motto is We Are Good & Strong!
Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through access to capital assistance programs, business development training, vendor certification, and business-to-business networking. They provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder the development of successful, sustainable businesses. Their work strengthens the community by building collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources that increase equitable business growth opportunities.
Learn more at Michigan Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church is a community focused on worshiping God, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and serving our community outside of our church walls. We have a variety of ministries, including Children, Youth and Families - Military, First Responder and Their Families Ministry - Mental health resources such as Stephen Ministry - and a 24/7 food insecurity ministry, just to name a few. We have a deep love of hospitality and believe all to be welcomed into God's church.
Learn more at Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church.
Social media platforms at #RGPCFam.
The Rotary Club of Livonia AM meets weekly to socialize, discuss the needs of the community and the world around us, and take action to address those needs.
Their membership is made up of a diverse mix of “go-getters” from throughout southern Michigan (Professionals, Business Owners, Community Leaders, Academics, Students, Retirees, and more). Livonia Rotarians all share the common desire to get involved in the community. Some for the camaraderie and socializing. Some for the opportunity to participate in a community improvement project. While others for the personal development that comes from taking on a leadership role. Rotary provides these opportunities and many more! Please consider visiting their club. All are welcome.
Learn more at Livonia AM Rotary Club.
Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy and education by providing high-quality, free and low-cost braille books for children. Seedlings contributes to literacy by providing visually impaired children equal opportunity to develop a love of reading. Thanks to hundreds of generous donors and dedicated, hard-working volunteers, the price of Seedlings' books remains far below actual production costs, averaging only $10 per book.
Learn more at Seedlings Braille Books for Children.
The Ian Clemens Foundation was established in 2016 in memory of Ian Clemens, a 2012 Livonia Churchill graduate who passed away from a rare form of brain cancer. The foundation is run by an all-volunteer board. They provide financial assistance to families who have a child battling cancer and families who have someone going through the organ transplant process. The foundation also promotes awareness about the organ donor registry. A yearly scholarship is awarded to a Livonia graduating senior that is pursuing an engineering degree at any Michigan university. The Ian Clemens Foundation holds several fundraisers each year to raise money to support its mission.
Learn more at The Ian Clemens Foundation.
Vote.Run.Serve-Livonia is a volunteer-driven local education platform designed to help make information about the City of Livonia easy to access for residents. We provide non-partisan information about municipal government, local issues and community events.
Learn more at Vote.Run.Serve-Livonia.