Welcome to the Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve - ROOTS
Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve (Roots) - Committee name change per Ordinance Amendment approval by City Commission June 21, 2010.
The mission is to encourage philanthropy, to strengthen the spirit of the community, and to enrich the quality of life in Royal Oak, now, and in the future.
To foster, sustain and ensure a vibrant community in which all people have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others.
General meetings are open to the public and held at 7:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Mahany/Meininger Community Center
City of Royal Oak
211 S Williams St, PO Box 64
Royal Oak, MI 48068-0064
From Acorns Grow Mighty Oaks
Helen Williams did.
Helen was a retired teacher living in Royal Oak. She thought so much of the transportation service offered through the Royal Oak Senior Citizens Center that in her will she left $105,846 to the Foundation to keep our buses running.
As a teacher, Helen loved to read and was a frequent visitor to our Royal Oak Library. She enjoyed using the Library so much that she bequeathed another $105,846 to the Acorn Foundation to help the Library maintain the programs she valued.
Across Royal Oak many of your neighbors and friends feel passionately about services provided by our great city. Jim Domanski, Alex Shnaider and Buffy Toledo are just a few of the many.
You, too, can help.
If you feel passionate about the services you receive or are provided by the City of Royal Oak, you can help perpetuate them by making a donation or gift to your cause or special interest. Contributions can be earmarked for a specific public purpose such as the Farmer's Market, the Historical Commission, the Nature Society or Parks and Recreation or you can leave the decision of how to best use your gift to the ROOTS community volunteers.
This can be done by check or by bequest in your will or trust agreement. You can even endow your gift so that it can be invested in a fund with the income generated being used for a specific program of service.