Active Faith grant hailed as crucial support for South Lyon community


LANSING, Mich., Mar. 14, 2024 — The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) awarded $840,000 in Community Center Grant funds to Active Faith Community Services in South Lyon.

“I’m proud that Active Faith Community Services was selected for the Community Center Grant out of nearly 1,000 strong applicants,” said state Rep. Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor). “This grant will play a pivotal role in bolstering its ongoing mission to provide crucial assistance to individuals within our community who need it most.”

Active Faith is a volunteer-driven organization that provides support through food donations, clothing drives and other critical resources of need. They strive to give back to the South Lyon community by helping individuals get back on their feet during a time of need. Active Faith consistently provides food to 700 individuals and 230 households each month, relying on community donations, food drives and volunteers to organize and facilitate food deliveries. They also serve as an information and referral service to connect individuals with assistance from other agencies. People of all religions, gender identities and cultures are encouraged to ask for support through Active Faith services.

“For nearly 40 years, Active Faith Community Services has made a remarkable difference in South Lyon,” South Lyon Mayor Steve Kennedy said. “These funds will enable greater involvement in our community and greater service to those in need. I look forward to seeing the continued success of Active Faith in the years to come.”