WNEM TV5 will team up with Holy Cross Children's Services to host a telethon all day Monday to raise awareness and to help local children in need of a safe and loving home.
It's a harsh reality, especially during the holiday season, but on any given day there are 1,500 Michigan children looking for a safe and loving place to call home.
Viewers can make a difference. They can support critical services for children by donating to Holy Cross Children's Services by calling the numbers in the photo on the right or by going online. They can also become foster families.
TV5 will be broadcasting special segments during our regular newscasts from 5 a.m. until midnight on Monday, Dec. 16.
Holy Cross Children's Services was founded as Boysville of Michigan, Inc,. and was officially dedicated on October 24, 1948 by His Eminence Edward Cardinal Mooney with assistance of Bishops from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Marquette and Saginaw.
The program began as a boarding school for Catholic boys with serious home problems and was a joint project of Michigan's five Roman Catholic dioceses. The need to help these wayward youths was close to the hearts of Cardinal Mooney and the other bishops. Boysville was constructed on land sold to the Archdiocese of Detroit by Henry Ford near the site of the first Ford mill outside of Saline, Michigan.
Over the years, Holy Cross Children's Services continued to grow, opening additional campus and group home residential programs as well as community-based programs including foster care, day treatment and Supervised Independent Living.
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