August 30, 2015

Mark your calendars . . .

2015 Project Backpack – through August 21, 2015

The Waterford Coalition for Youth and Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union are teaming up with numerous community agencies for their annual school supply drive to help ensure all Waterford School District students are equipped and prepared to learn when school starts in September. PROJECT BACKPACK is taking place now through August 21 and community members are invited to drop off school supply items at various partnering businesses and drop-off locations.

Suggested supplies include: backpacks, 24-count boxes of crayons, pocket folders, pencils, pencil boxes, pens, highlighters, post-it notes, erasers, markers, notebook paper, notebooks, rulers, calculators and glue sticks. Locations accepting supplies for Project Backpack are: Birmingham, Bloomfield Credit Union (6375 Highland Road), Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce (2309 Airport Road), Central United Methodist Church (3882 Highland Road), Christ Lutheran Church (5987 Williams Lake Road), Waterford Township Fire Department (2495 Crescent Lake Road), Waterford Township Police Department Lobby (5150 Civic Center Drive), Waterford Township Treasurer’s Office (5200 Civic Center Drive) and the Waterford Township Library (5168 Civic Center Drive). Costco and WorkForce Software are also participating in Project Backpack through generous internal company collections.

Families requesting assistance for school supplies this year should contact their individual school’s office or the Coalition at 248-618-7424 and ask to be put on a request list. For any questions, please contact the Waterford Coalition for Youth.

For more information, please read the event flyer.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off – Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon

The Waterford Coalition for Youth, in partnership with the Waterford Police Department, is hosting their annual Prescription Drug Drop-Off on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The community is encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring unused and expired pills to the police department for safe disposal.

Please remove all pills from their original containers and place pills in one plastic bag. NO liquids, NO aerosols and NO needles will be accepted. If you are unable to participate on Saturday the police department has a permanent drop-box located in the lobby for disposals Sunday-Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Please call the Waterford Coalition for Youth at 248-618-7424 with any questions. For more information, please read the event flyer.

2nd Annual WCFY 5K Zombie Run and Mini-Monster Mile – Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Waterford Coalition for Youth, with presenting sponsor Genisys Credit Union, invites you to join them at the 2nd Annual 5K Zombie Run and Mini-Monster Mile on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Hess Hathaway Park in Waterford. This exciting event takes place in the afternoon near dusk through the trails of the park, and offers many exciting activities, including a bonfire, s’mores, hayrides, pre-race activities for kids and awards for the best dressed Zombies.

For those who want to enjoy a more leisurely pace, the Mini-Monster Mile is another exciting option. The 1 mile race is not timed. Be prepared to see Zombies along both race routes, but don’t worry, they won’t interfere with your time. More information and registration forms can be found by visiting the coalition at or Facebook.

Onsite registration is available the day of the race, but unless pre-registered by October 16, runners are not guaranteed a commemorative Zombie Run t-shirt.

For further questions, contact the Waterford Coalition for Youth at 248-618-7424.

To register by mail: Registration Form.
To register directly online:
To volunteer: Volunteer Form.