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CANI Connections
May 2014

May is National Community Action Month! This month was designated by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies' role in helping low-income families achieve economic stability. For more information about the Partnership, see their web site.

CANI RECAP Celebrates Volunteers, Partners, and Families

  Reflect on our achievements
  Engage our communities
  Celebrate our CANI families
  Appreciate our supporters
  Plan for our future

On May 1, over 130 people gathered at Ceruti's Summit Park for our annual CANI RECAP event. RECAP aims to share successes of the past year with the community while honoring those volunteers, partners, and families that make it all possible.

Rachel Rayburn, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne (IPFW), was the keynote speaker for the event. She spoke on this year's theme: Opportunity. Education. Success.

Two Hope Builder awards were given to honor individuals who have had success at removing the causes and conditions of poverty in their own lives. The awards went to Jessica Taylor and James Taylor (no relation.)

Three awards were given for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions: Abbegale Gibbs for volunteering in the Head Start program; Todd Fleetwood for service on the board of directors; and Jackie Streich for volunteering in the Family Support department. Special recognition was also given to the Foster Grandparents who contribute to the Head Start program and AmeriCorps members serving in the CANI Corps program this year.

The Partnership Awards were given to a business and an organization who have gone above and beyond in supporting CANI and our mission. This year's awards went to Keller Development and Thoughtful Thursdays.

CANI Golf is Coming!

Golf, Fun, Sun  - who could ask for anything more?

But wait, there's more! Be a sponsor or come golf with us at our 12th annual CANI Golf outing and you not only get a fabulous day of golf, but the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty.

CANI Golf - June 12th - Noble Hawk Golf Links

For more information or to register, check out the CANI Golf web site.

Did you know?...

...that CANI has had a partnership with Parkview Health for many years? Parkview Health provides a Registered Nurse for consultations with CANI families. Janelle Miller is the current nurse assigned to CANI. She can be reached at 260-373-7959.

In the coming months, Janelle will be contributing health and wellness information to CANI Connections. Please feel free to share the information with anyone who can use it. This month, check out Parkview's 8 Healthy Habits information on their web site. 

Giving to CANI

There is never a bad time to make a charitable contribution to CANI. Your generous donation helps us to directly provide necessary services to those most in need in our communities.

Did you know? If you want your gift to help fund a specific program, you can choose for the contribution to go directly to that service. You can also choose to donate to the CANI Endowment, which helps to provide a steady stream of funding for years to come.

Your tax-deductible contribution can be quickly and easily made using our secure website.
CANI Mission Statement
CANI helps communities, families, and individuals
remove the causes and conditions of poverty.
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