Local survey data refutes the myth that most students regularly use alcohol & drugs.
SRSLY has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
By giving to SRSLY on this day, you can make a direct impact on your community and help Manchester youth live healthy, substance-free lives. You can support SRSLY on #GivingTuesday by visiting our donation website through St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea at srslymanchester.org/donate.html
Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, more than $177 million was raised online to benefit a broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
SRSLY could not have the impact it does without the support of our donors, volunteers, and the community. The recent data shows 4 of 5 MHS Students have never used marijuana (2016 MI Profiles for Healthy Youth Survey). We're also celebrating these accomplishments:
SRSLY is a key resource that is helping keep Manchester youth healthy and safe. But because we are community-based, we heavily rely upon financial support from the members of our community — from people like you. Please consider donating to SRSLY on #GivingTuesday this year. Your gift is an investment in our community’s youth that could pay off for years to come.
Those who are interested in supporting SRSLY on #GivingTuesday can visit srslymanchester.org/donate.html and be sure to designate which SRSLY community you would like to donate to.
This has been an AMAZING year for volunteer participation and hours! As a potential federal grantee we make sure to track volunteer hours to be able to count it towards in-kind match. Below you can see how much our volunteers time was worth for in-kind match. Of course our volunteers are worth waaaay more to us and the community than this monetary value. Our volunteers make SRSLY what it is. All of our success in preventing youth substance use is because of them. So thank you volunteers we love you... seriously!
Dates: Aug 30, 2016 - Sept 15, 2017
TOTAL Hours: 3756.5
TOTAL Volunteers: 249
TOTAL Volunteer Hour In-Kind Match: $44,413.27
61 Adults with 720.5 Hours total = 24.14 x 720.5 = $17,392.87
188 Youth with 3036 Hours total = 8.90 x 3036 = $27,020.40
Adult time is based at $24.14 according to independent sector website
Youth time is based at $8.90 according to Michigan minimum wage
Hi, I'm Reiley Curran, the Regional Director for SRSLY. I am so excited to work with all the great SRSLY volunteers in Manchester this year! Lindsay has done an amazing job leading this group over the last four years, and the foundation she has built will ensure we continue to see the amazing engagement and positive outcomes you all have worked so hard to achieve for years to come.
I have worked with SRSLY for the past nine years. I started at Chelsea Community Hospital when SRSLY kicked off in Chelsea in August 2008. I helped get SRSLY started in Dexter and Stockbridge in 2012, and then worked with Lindsay to re-brand Manchester Voices in 2015. My favorite part of working for SRSLY is the youth leaders – their energy and ideas make coming to work every day pure joy.
Before I started with SRSLY, I grew up in Williamston (which is near Lansing, and a lot like Manchester). I went to the University of Michigan for my undergrad, then out east to Dartmouth for my Master's in Public Health. I live in Chelsea with my husband, who is a physician at the VA in Ann Arbor, our two young boys, and two bird dogs.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with you all. See you at the kickoff rally on the 15th! If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
SRSLY Regional Director