Fun Things to Do This Summer!

  • Take your bike to the Anderson Park Mountain Bike Trail
    • A 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that is good for all skill levels (Dog friendly!)
  • Immerse yourself in the ArtPath on the Lansing River Trail
    • This exhibit showcases the many talents of local artists and collaborators from across Michigan in a 3.5 mile stretch of the Lansing River Trail (Dog friendly!)
  • Play disc golf on one of Burchfield Park's two 18-hole courses
    • Devil's Den is a moderately hilly and lightly wooded course. River's Edge has a heavily wooded layout
  • Cool off and see a movie at Celebration! Cinema
    • A state-of-the-art facility with 20 screens including the IMAX® Experience and DBox
  • Stop to smell the roses at Cooley Gardens
    • Planted nearly 100 years ago, and rescued decades later from neglect, Cooley Gardens is a garden lover's delight


Have more ideas for fun things to do in the Lansing/East Lansing area this summer?  Share your ideas via email to to have them featured here!

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How to Ask Your Friends to Support Your Drive

Here are a few tips to help you reach your personal fundraising goals!  We appreciate all of our donors and participants do to make sure we can continue our critical work!

1. Start with your connection to the cause

Odds are the people you are reaching out to care about you. Your personal connection is what will drive them to give. Providing your supporters with the story behind what motivated you to start fundraising will help motivate them to give to your fundraiser.

2. Introduce the facts

Take advantage of the information at your fingertips! Help your supporters understand the earth-changing work of the project you’re looking to support. Here’s how Alison got across the basics:


3. Demonstrate the potential impact

Let your supporters know how their donation will make an impact. The easier is it for your friends and family to see how their support will make a tangible difference, the more compelled they will be to give.


4. Ask them to give

Be as clear as possible about what you are asking for: their financial support. Use one sentence to make a powerful, straightforward message to ask your friends and family to join you in supporting the cause. Always be sure to link it back to your page!


For more ideas, visit  Global Giving.