Twitter is a great platform for Ann Arbor area non-profits to connect with the community. In honor of #FollowFriday, here are 15 Ann Arbor area non-profits you should follow.
@5healthytowns: The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation represents the school districts of Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester, and Stockbridge. The Five Healthy Towns Project is a groundbreaking project that involves planning and funding of a community wide wellness plan.
@826michigan: Located in downtown Ann Arbor inside the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair, 826michigan provides free creative writing and tutoring for students 6 years-old to 18 years-old.
@avalonhousing: Founded in 1992, Avalon Housing is a community based organization created to develop, own, and manage affordable housing. Their mission is to provide permanent, affordable and supportive rental housing for Washtenaw County’s lowest income households.
@CarlSuperCarrot: Can you guess which non-profit this is from by their twitter handle? Food Gatherers, a local food rescue/food bank program serving Washtenaw County, exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Carl the Super Carrot can answer any of your questions via twitter.
@CatchTheRide: The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority operates the local public transportation system for the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area.
@CCA_Chelsea: The Chelsea Center for the Arts works to enrich the quality of community life through programs that foster the creation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts.
@ElesPlace: With locations in Lansing and Ann Arbor, Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.
@growingthehope: Located in Ypsilanti, Growing Home is a non-profit dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.
@H4HHuronValley: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is a volunteer-driven organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families who demonstrate need and a willingness to work with Habitat to purchase a home of their own.
@HSHV: Founded in 1896, the Humane Society of Huron Valley is the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County that takes in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals.
@MichiganEyeBank: The mission of the Michigan Eye Bank is to preserve and restore sight through transplants, research, education, and partnerships.
@RedCrossWC: Follow the local chapter of he American Red Cross. @RedCrossWC, serving the Washtenaw and Lenawee Counties, works to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
@RMHAnnArbor: The Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor provides a home away from home for the families of children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals.
@SOS_Community: Dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness, SOS Community Services provides family housing programs, employment, and education assistance.
@TheCornerHealth: An Ypsilanti based non-profit, the Corner Health Center provides high-quality primary health care, education, and support services to young people, 12 to 21, and their children.
@UWwashtenaw: United Way of Washtenaw County mobilizes human and financial resources to help individuals and families to build better lives and stronger communities.
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