Livonia Jaycees, like all citizens, have a stake in the betterment of their communities and, as such, are strongly dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of life for everyone within them. Community involvement develops individual members to societal problems and knowledge of community dynamics through experience.
We raise thousands of dollars in money and donations specifically targeted to many different organizations and people in our community. In addition, our members perform thousands of hours of volunteer work per year to enhance the resources and facilities available to the public.
These activities fall within the following areas:
Community Service: These projects are designed to promote or improve the quality of life for people in the community, including projects that deal directly with people, properties, economic development, energy and the environment.
Community Fundraising: These projects deal with the fundraising for a specific non-Jaycee program. This includes fundraising for local disaster or emergency assistance, health related organizations, foundations and any organized community charities.
Government and Civic Involvement: These projects deal with all areas of involvement with the local, state and national governmental process. Projects include town forums, debates, “Get Out The Vote”, advocacy issues, criminal justice projects, City Council Meeting visits, Coffee with the Council, etc., as well as providing assistance to other civic organizations in the community.
Children and Youth: This includes promotion and coordination of projects related to children and youth. As the future of our community lies in the hands of today’s young people, many projects are conducted to ensure that young people are well prepared to take the community leadership roles in the years to come. Examples include youth sporting events, fingerprinting, building a playground, reading and other educational programs.