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  • Writer's pictureNicole Hoste-Breslin

The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) holds a drawing once per year each August and randomly chooses 25 non-profit organizations to receive a tower tour certificate to be raffled or auctioned for charitable purposes. For more than ten years, we have been applying to be chosen for this coveted experience. It is an absolute honor to have finally been selected, and we are excited to share it with you!

We present an exclusive opportunity to bid on an unforgettable Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour experience, where you'll journey to the heart of this iconic American marvel! The certificate can be used from May 1 through October 15, 2024, and is good for two people.

**Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour Experience**

We present an exclusive opportunity to bid on an unforgettable Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour experience, where you'll journey to the heart of this iconic American marvel!

**Experience Highlights:**

🌉 **Tower Ascent:** Climb to the top of one of the magnificent towers that stand sentinel over the stunning Mackinac Bridge, connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. This exhilarating experience will provide breathtaking panoramic views of the mighty Straits of Mackinac, the lush landscape, and the surrounding islands.

📜 **Historical Insights:** During your tour, you'll be guided by a knowledgeable and passionate expert who will regale you with fascinating tales of the bridge's history, construction, and vital role in connecting communities across the state.

📸 **Photography Opportunities:** Capture stunning photographs from vantage points that few have had the privilege to access. Share your awe-inspiring images with friends and family to relive the adventure and showcase your unique perspective of this engineering marvel.

🌟 **Limited Availability:** This is an extraordinary opportunity for adventure seekers, history enthusiasts, and bridge aficionados. The Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour is highly coveted and typically unavailable. Don't miss your chance to secure this exclusive experience!

🎁 **Ideal Gift:** Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one? This tour makes for a remarkable and memorable present that will be cherished for years.

**Auction Details:**

🗓️ **This auction runs until December 31, 2023:** This auction item includes a certificate for a tour that can be used from May 1 through October 15, 2024, and is good for two people.

**Location:** Mackinac City, Michigan.

🔒 **Safety:** Rest assured that your safety is paramount, as experienced and certified guides conduct all tours, and you'll be provided with the necessary safety equipment.

💰 **Auction proceeds:** By participating in this auction, you're not only treating yourself to an unforgettable adventure, but you are also supporting Family Promise of Mid Michigan (Genesee County) emergency shelter house. Your winning bid will allow families safe shelter while experiencing a housing crisis.

Don't let this unique opportunity slip through your fingers. Bid now to secure your Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour experience and embark on a journey that will leave you with lifelong memories. Conquer the heights, dive into history, and savor the beauty of the Mackinac Bridge like never before!

To access and place a bid on the Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour - please select the AUCTION tab (next to the Overview tab) - from either a desktop or mobile device.

Click Here to go to the Auction

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  • Writer's pictureNicole Hoste-Breslin

Family Promise of Mid Michigan 2023 Adopt a Family Program: Spreading Hope and Love

In the heart of Genesee County, Michigan, an organization dedicated to helping homeless families is making a significant impact through its Adopt-A-Family program. Family Promise of Mid Michigan, a non-profit that has been serving the community for nearly ten years, continues to provide hope, support, and stability to those experiencing homelessness. In 2023, their Adopt a Family program is set to shine brighter than ever, connecting caring individuals and families with those in need. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the program, its impact, and how you can get involved.

A Beacon of Hope in Mid Michigan

Family Promise of Mid Michigan is a local affiliate of the National Family Promise organization, and they've been working tirelessly to address the issue of family homelessness in the community since 2014. Our mission ending homelessness…one family at a time. We do this by providing shelter, prevention, diversion, meals, and comprehensive support to homeless families while empowering them to regain their independence.

The Adopt a Family program is a beautiful extension of their mission. It encourages community members to directly contribute to the well-being and success of families experiencing homelessness by offering support, resources, and compassion.

How the Program Works

The Adopt a Family program is a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of homeless families in Genesee and Lapeer County. Here's how it works:

1. Identification and Assessment: Family Promise identifies families in need through a careful assessment process. These families are typically facing challenging circumstances, and the organization ensures that their needs are well-documented.

2. Matching Families with Sponsors: Community members, families, and individuals have the opportunity to become sponsors. They are matched with a homeless family based on their preferences, such as family size or specific needs. These sponsors commit to providing support, encouragement, and assistance.

3. Providing Support: Sponsors are encouraged to provide support in various ways, such as offering financial assistance, school supplies for children, clothing, or even mentorship and guidance. The support offered is tailored to the unique needs of the family and can extend well beyond financial aid.

Why the Adopt a Family Program Matters

The Adopt a Family program has a profound impact on both the families receiving support and the sponsors offering it. Here's why it's so essential:

1. Restoring Hope: For homeless families, the program offers a glimmer of hope. It shows them that they are not alone and that there are people in the community who care deeply about their well-being.

2. Building Relationships: Sponsors and families build meaningful, lasting relationships that go beyond financial assistance. These connections often lead to mutual growth, understanding, and friendship.

3. Community Unity: The program fosters a sense of community and unity in Genesee and Lapeer County. It brings people from diverse backgrounds together to address a common issue, making the community stronger and more compassionate.

How You Can Get Involved

Getting involved in the Adopt a Family program is a rewarding experience. Here are some ways you can contribute:

1. Become a Sponsor: You can make a significant impact by becoming a sponsor and adopting a family in need. Click here to sign up to be a sponsor

2. Volunteer: If you're not in a position to be a sponsor, consider volunteering your time and skills to support the organization's initiatives. We often need assistance with meal preparation, transportation, and other essential tasks.

3. Donate: Family Promise relies on donations to continue their vital work. Monetary (or gift card) contributions are always appreciated and go a long way in supporting homeless families.

4. Raise Awareness: Share the mission and activities of Family Promise of Mid Michigan with your network. Increasing awareness can lead to more support and involvement from the community.

Family Promise of Genesee County's Adopt a Family program is a shining example of how a community can come together to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless families. By offering support, compassion, and hope, the program not only transforms the lives of those in need but also strengthens the bonds of community. In 2023, let's join hands and ensure that no family in Genesee and Lapeer County is left without shelter, support, and the love they deserve. Together, we can make a brighter future for all.

If you want to learn more about Family Promise of Mid Michigan or how to get involved in the Adopt a Family program, visit our website or contact us at

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  • Writer's pictureNicole Hoste-Breslin

Tiffani was able to chat in depth about our upcoming 9th Annual Give Me Shelter 5K. Catch the replay here

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