At MBC we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in our communities by helping individuals and families in need. We do this through our commitment to help support charities that make an enormous impact in the lives of many throughout our Michigan communities. One of the ways we raise money is with Friday Casual Days. Every month MBC employees can pay monies for the privilege of wearing blue jeans or other casual attire on Fridays.
Our spotlight charity for February is The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.
The mission of the Ann Arbor CIL is to provide hope, offer support, and transform lives with dedication to the success of children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community. Since 1976, they have assisted people with disabilities in overcoming barriers and meeting their goals in areas including:
- Assistance Accessing Community Resources
- Career Services
- Community Advocacy
- Disability-Related Training for Businesses & Organizations
- Independent Living Coaching
- Peer Support
- Small Business Development Assistance
- Recreation & Arts Programming
- Transitions from Nursing Facilities back into the Community
- Volunteer and Training Opportunities
- Youth Programming
In addition to the Ann Arbor office, they have an affiliate location, the Monroe Center for Independent Living, in neighboring Monroe County. They also have a staffing presence in Livingston County.
The Center invites you to learn more about their organization and the people they impact.