Random Acts

Local Women, Community Members Join Forces for Library's "Empathy and Equity" Box

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"It's amazing we were thinking along the same lines at the same time," says Flores. "I'm so happy these boxes exist and hoping they will be at other places, too. On the other hand, I'm sad that the need is even there. But it's good that so many people are saying it's not OK and are addressing the issue."

LACT Awards ELi Grant to Support Youth Journalism

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Lansing Area Community Trust has awarded ELi a $3600 grant to support our Summer Youth Journalism Program! Applications for the program are now being accepted from people in the 14-22 year age group.

Musical Memories Chamber Music at Burcham Hills

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Inspired by the positive effects of music during her mother's years with Alzheimer's, one woman helped to fund a unique, interactive program for MSU music students and memory care patients. Ann Kammerer reports.

Boy Scouts Troop 2 Celebrates 95th Continuous Year in East Lansing

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

East Lansing's own Boy Scout Troop 2 is probably the oldest troop in Michigan and is definitely one of the oldest in the nation. Learn more from Romy Fitschen about what they do, and how you can join them in celebrating 95 continuous years.

MSU College of Human Medicine to Hold Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Saturday

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On Saturday, October 1, MSU's College of Human Medicine will hold its annual Teddy Bear Picnic. As ELi's Peyton Lombardo explains, the event includes activities, sports teams, food and more with a goal of helping kids and medical and nursing students meet in a non-threatening environment.

Haven House’s Adopt a Child Program Gives Children the Tools to Succeed

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Adopt-a-Child for Back to School program at Haven House matches community members with children who have left Haven House in the past year, or currently live at the shelter. “We ask the families what their children need for back to school and then you shop for those items” including school uniforms, coats, shoes, and play clothes: says Leah Weidner, the organization’s Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator.

Senior Pets for Senior People offers affection and attention for all

Monday, July 18, 2016

Above: Linda Saloff, 69,  of East Lansing had never petted a kitten before because of a lifelong fear of cats. She overcame that fear at the Senior Pets for Senior People event Friday, stroking three-month-old Letty as she was held by Sydney Babcock, 16. 

Linda Saloff is 69 years old and for every single one of those years, she has been afraid of cats. Not allergic, not ambivalent, but fearful. Until today.

Foods for Living Offers a rainbow after Friday's Storm

Thursday, July 14, 2016

When last week’s storm hit East Lansing, Foods for Living grocery store lost power for more than 30 hours. But what they found in their time of darkness was a sense of community.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday July 9, Foods for Living put a post on their Facebook page asking for people or organizations who need food to come and get their dairy and deli foods before they spoiled. The post was shared more than 168 times. By 2:20 p.m. they had updated the post to say that all the food had been given away.

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