OUR OTHER ACTIVITIES
As a chapter, we strive to provide high-quality programming and networking opportunities to our members. We also work hard to give back to our local communities by serving as a resource of information and a skilled volunteer labor force. Below is a listing of the events, activities, and other efforts that we are very proud to participate in and coordinate.
Let us know your great idea!
If you have an event or volunteer activity idea for us, or would like NAPO Michigan to participate in or sponsor your upcoming event, please contact: email@example.com.
A dedicated group of our chapter members volunteer their time to keep the chapter's Facebook page current with helpful links, tips, and information related to organizing.
BLOG & NEWS
Our chapter members volunteer their time to post chapter news and write entries for our chapter's blog. The blog addresses many organizing subject areas, offers practical advice, and shares the unique insights of our seasoned pros.
GET ORGANIZED MONTH
Each year, January is nationally recognized as “Get Organized Month” or “GO Month”. Across the country organizers plan special presentations and events to raise awareness and educate the public about the benefits of being organized. Here in Michigan, because the winter weather is unpredictable and our members often have to travel significant distances, we postpone our GO Month activities and hold them later in the spring when we can be sure that snowy, icy roads won’t be a factor. Examples of our GO Month activities from the past few years include a promotional event at IKEA to build awareness of our industry, collecting shoes for Soles4Souls, and volunteering our organizing services at Kadima, Food Gatherers, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the Boys and Girls Club of Troy, and other charities. In 2019, we are co-hosting the "Messiest Room Contest" with the Detroit News Homestyle, and several of our members will be presenting at the 2019 Novi Home Show.
Members volunteering during GO Month at Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor
Members volunteering during GO Month at Habitat for Humanity in Detroit
Our chapter recognizes the challenges and struggles hoarding disorder presents to individuals, their families/friends and to the community. Chapter organizers volunteer their time to Taskforces throughout Michigan to assist in the work with persons who struggle with hoarding. Additionally, there are chapter members who specialize in working with those who struggle with chronic disorganization, such as hoarding. These members receive additional training through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, www.challengingdisorganization.org. You can visit the ICD website to learn more. If you know someone who is in need and ready for help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on hoarding Taskforces and chapter members. Also visit our RESOURCES page to find a listing of statewide resources for hoarding.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER EVENTS
As a benefit of membership, we allow our members to post their own business' events on the chapter’s schedule of events; you'll see them indicated with the label INDIVIDUAL MEMBER EVENT.
Disclaimer: Events offered by our chapter members and their businesses do not imply endorsement of the program or presentation by NAPO or NAPO Michigan. NAPO and NAPO Michigan are not liable for the performance of any member or corporate associate member.